Geophysical Institute

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A long debate of the role of the sea ice and the winter temperatures in Eurasia has got a new contribution. Probably no connection, a new study says.
Access to clean and affordable energy is essential to eradicate poverty, end hunger and combat climate change, but do we need to change the way we think about energy?
Can we really get rid of “all” fossil fuels within 2050?
One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century lies in the sustainable generation and use of energy, and universities play an important role.
On TV weather maps we see low pressure centers as circles resembling tree-rings, with long tails of red warm fronts and blue cold fronts. But what came first – the low or the fronts?
On the 30th of January, Karoline Ullaland Hove from Greensight gave an update for the Bergen Energy Lab on the status of renewable energy and technology on a global and a local scale.
Social anthropologist Edvard Hviding is one of three University of Bergen researchers to receive five years of major funding from the prestigious Toppforsk programme, awarded by the Research Council of Norway, for his project Mare Nullius.
In a joint DIGSSCORE & Bergen Energy Lab lunch meeting, professor Kjersti Fløttum from the department of foreign languages spoke about "Language and climate action - conceptions and expressions of responsibility and obligation"
On the 29th of January, the Geophysical Institute, UiB and Statoil invited to a seminar on Statoil’s ambitions in offshore wind, industrial and research challenges
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has established an international high-level panel for a sustainable ocean economy. The University of Bergen looks forward to being part of this marine effort and contribute with scientific advice.
The Geophysical Institute is a hundred years in 2017. In October, the centenary was celebrated with a scientific symposium on climate, energy and geophysics.
She’s both a groundbreaking computer scientist and an excellent teacher; and now she’s awarded the Teaching Prize at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
On Fridtjof Nansen's birthday, Elin Darelius was awarded by the Fram committee for her polar science, shared with Jan Inge Faleide at UiO.
When the sad April weather became unbearable, six students went to Ustaoset at the far end of Hardangervidda one week after Easter, together with Professor Thomas Spengler and Course Assistant Sunil Kumar Pariyar, to hold a seminar in Mesoscale Dynamics with special focus on mountain meteorology.
Finn Gunnar Nielsen was the head of the R&D project where the first full-scale prototype of a floating wind turbine was developed. He held a talk at Bergen Energy Lab the 29th of August, telling the story of Hywind from the idea was born to the world’s first floating wind farm currently being installed in Scotland.
That the ocean slows down global warming by absorbing CO2 from the air, is pure chemistry. But to find out how much, you have to know how the ocean moves. Friederike Fröb's PhD shows that both weather and ocean currents play a role.