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Since 1971 Svalbard has experienced a winter warming of 7°C. This has caused major changes, and there is an urgent need to plan for the future, states the new “Climate in Svalbard 2100” report.
Floating wind turbines keep getting bigger, giving us more energy. A UiB-project will measure the wind's capabilities in an entirely new fashion, paving the way for more efficient wind energy at sea.
Carbon composition is a combined signal of ocean circulation and local biological and chemical processes, a new study shows, drawing special attention to the Southern Ocean.
Even though weather forecasts have become very good over the last decades, you can sometimes be waiting for snow that never falls. A new study searches for the origins of an erroneous forecast.
What caused abrupt climate swings known as the Dansgaard-Oeschger events of the last ice age?
Almost one-fifth of the world’s population depends on rivers coming from the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. Yet, only one in a thousand glaciers and lakes in this region have monitoring stations and constraints on the hydrological cycle are poor, Hans Christian Steen-Larsen and colleagues writes in a comment in Nature.
Textile artist Margrethe Kolstad Brekke have for a number of years developed projects contextualizing the paradigm shift currently taking place within the energy sector.
Climate-Ocean research and tipping points are common denominators in three new EU funded research projects at the Bjerknes Centre. Christoph Heinze, Noel Keenlyside and Svein Østerhus together with Petra Langebroek received a nice pre-Christmas present, as EU gave their thumbs up for the three new projects. 
Bergen Energy Lab together with BECCLE organized a half-day seminar on new trends in the electricity markets Monday 24th September at the Faculty of Law, UiB.
"Go to all the Energy Lab lunch meetings, seminars and use the resources available to you. Be interested and build a network."
“I’m pretty sure that my master studies will be very useful in my future career, as my ultimate goal is to be a structural engineer in designing and modeling wind turbines.”
Climate researcher Tore Furevik suggests that Norway should think big. Offshore wind can turn the country into a zero-emission society, as well as creating a major boost for the economy.
This fall semester has been full of highlights. In this edition of the Bergen Energy Lab newsletter, you get a chance to catch up on some of them.
Most people think charging an electric vehicle is easier than fuelling both diesel and petrol cars.
Dr. Siddharth Sareen gave a presentation on the political economy of energy transitions at Bergen Energy Lab on Tuesday November 20th.
Algae do not live long, and the nutrient content of the water can change quickly. If you want to predict the primary production in the Barents Sea one or ten years ahead, it is more important to know the current conditions of temperature ocean currents, than the nutrient content in the ocean here and now.
- When talking about renewable marine energy, understanding and monitoring the harsh environmental conditions is a necessity, says Emilie Dorgeville from Aanderaa Data Instruments.
The project is a series of visual artworks, based on a selection of essential key questions defining the complex and messy process of energy transition.