As a UiB Norwegian Centre of Excellence (COE), the Centre for Geobiology focusses on long-term research efforts of high international calibre and trains future researchers of geobiology.
CGB research is primarily organised around six themes:
- Geodynamics of the Deep Seafloor
- Water-Rock-Microbe Interactions & the Deep Biosphere
- Life in Extreme Environments & Roots of Life
- Vent and Seep Biota
- Early Earth and Biosignatures
- Earth System Evolution
In reality research activity at CGB generally overlaps more than one research theme, as is typical in interdisciplinary studies, so CGB uses a matrix organisational model (see below).
Along with the Centre Director, the Centre for Geobiology is managed by a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and the CGB Governing Board