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When did Earth change from a water world into a planet with continents rising above sea level? Together with researchers from The Netherlands and Germany, associate professor Desiree Roerdink from the Department of Earth Science and Centre for Deep Sea Research has found that land appeared very early in Earth’s history – up to one billion years earlier than we previously thought.
We are excited to announce a new PhD position based at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion. The succesful candidate will be part of CeSAM and follow up on the enthological research that has been done during the Lindås project in the 1970s.
When did Earth change from a water world into a planet with continents rising above sea level?  Together with researchers from The Netherlands and Germany, associate professor Desiree Roerdink from the Department of Earth Science and Centre for Deep Sea Research has found that land appeared very early in Earth’s history – up to one billion years earlier than we previously thought. 
The next Abel Prize Laureate will be announced Wednesday March 23 at 12:00 CET (UTC/GMT+1).
February 21-22 the original model areas of the Lindås project were revisited after 50 years, in preparation for an upcoming re-sampling to assess the rate and direction of land-use change, nature’s benefit to people and landscape multifunctionality.
Professor emeritus Yngve Kristoffersen, who is part of the adventurous research trio in the Arctic Ocean, has published new findings from the expeditions by hovercraft. They have found direct indications of prospective source rocks for hydrocarbons along the Arctic Lomonosov ridge.
Publishing data and articles is one of the most important things a researcher does. It is then very important that your publications get noticed and used in further science – and that often means cited.
New study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that infidelity can promote cooperation among male pied flycatchers.
Finn Gunnar Nielsen and Sigrid E Schütz from BOW presented challenges and opportunities within offshore wind to Espen Barth Eide, the minister of climate and environment
In 2021, we announced our first ‘CeSAM’s Fast-Track Initiative’ grants. We had many strong applications, of which four received funding.
How and where does nature add value to our lives? In this new study, PhD candidate Jarrod Cusens engaged local communities to understand the spatial distribution of people's values for nature in The Nordhordland Biosphere Reserve; Norway’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve established in 2019.
This week, former GEO PhD student and PostDoc, Dr. Zhiyuan (‘Keny’) Ge (now at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing), published with GEO co-authors Nemec and Gawthorpe a paper in Science Advances.
Recently, two new EU Horizon Europe (the new EU research and innovation program) project proposals, Geo-INQUIRE and Skills4EOSC, were awarded by the European Commission.  EPOS (European Plate Observing System) group at the Department of Earth Science, UiB, have been strongly involved in the preparations of these two proposals and will actively participate in both projects in the coming years. 
CeSAM and UiB were well represented this year at Arendalsuka, the political festival held in Arendal every summer.
The Department of Mathematics (UiB) offers a 3-year postdoc position in the field of computational mathematics. The position is integrated in the recently established VISTA CSD.
The Department of Mathematics has opened three new PhD positions in computational mathematics, and the Department of Earth Science has opened one PhD position in mathematically oriented geophysics. The positions are fully financed and integrated in the recently established VISTA CSD.
The second annual meeting of UiB’s Centre for Sustainable Area Management (CeSAM) took place on November 17th 2021, at Lønningen Lystgård in the UiB botanical gardens in Minde.
The ASIM instrument aboard the International Space Station (ISS) – built by a team of, among others, several members of the Birkeland Center for Space Research (BCSS) / IFT – was the only instrument out of seven that detected the giant flare and recorded the main eruption phase of a magnetar without be blinded by the giant flash of high energy that saturated the other six detectors at the time of... Read more

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