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A new study in Nature Communications shows that storm tracks were located further to the south of Europe during the last ice age, 25,000 years ago.
Many people at GFI have realized the busy activity of a bunch of people around three big white boxes in front of the institute on January 20 and 21.
Professor Noel Keenlyside has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He is the first University of Bergen researcher to be awarded this prestigious grant.
The ECOPAS project of the university’s Department of Social Anthropology brings the climate challenges faced by the Pacific Islands to Bergen, through a new collaboration between the University of Bergen and the Bergen International Festival.
The first joint PhD conference between ResClim and the Climate Research School at the Bolin Centre in Stockholm was held 28–30 September in and around Bergen.
The University of Bergen gathered its polar researchers for the Polar Day in September 2014. The goal of the meeting is to create a centre for polar research in Bergen.
Camille Li of the Geophysical Institute is co-author on this Nature paper that revises the age of the Sahara Desert
A new strategic plan for the Geophysical Institute has been published, covering the period 2014-2019.
Both Japan and Norway are maritime nations with many shared interests. In early June 2014, marine researchers from Norway and Japan meet in Tokyo.
Since the beginning of March, the German artist Katrin von Lehmann has found her place in Asgeirs old office in the GFI building. She will visit the GFI and the BCCR until the end of April. She has earlier visited the Max Planck Institute and the Observatory Lindenberg near Berlin.
UiB has teamed up with universities in South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda to develop the meteorological capacity of the three countries.
NORCOWE has released its annual report for 2013
How does climate change influence the growth and spreading of malaria in Africa? This question is at the core of climate and malaria expert Torleif Markussen Lunde’s work.
The Director-General og UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has confirmed that she will speak at the conference on the UNESCO 1972, 2003 and 2005 CONVENTIONS: SYNERGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT in Bergen.
A recent Bjerknes study shows that the Gulf Stream’s Arctic limb is constrained by its heat transfer from the south.
Over the last half-century, high performance computing has proved itself as essential a tool for the earth sciences as the weather balloon and the rock hammer.
Outhreach is becoming an increasingly important yardstick for the relevance of scientific research.
Jacob Bjerknes, the father of modern weather forecasting, suggested a connection between European weather and temperatures in the North Atlantic. Fifty years later, the Bjerknes Centre in Bergen helps to prove that Bjerknes was right in his prediction.

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