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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?
Lanternfish stomachs can become an exciting MSc thesis, as Synne Myhre Sunde has shown in the thesis she defended in late December.
On January 11th, Marion Claireaux successfully defended her thesis "Long-term changes in life-history traits of Norwegian spring-spawning herring"
Minerals and Metals for Green Technologies was the main theme for the NGF winter conference 2019, January 7th - 9th. Many of our PhD and master students presented their work during the conference and it was of great success.
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. 
Young researcher Basile de Fleurian embarks on a project that seeks to understand more on how glaciers slide. In turn, this knowledge will provide a better prediction of sea level rise. 
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.”
Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen meets with researchers, Pacific island representatives and civil society at the COP24 summit in Poland for dialogue on Arctic-Pacific climate conditions, with a particular focus on SDG13 and SDG14. Follow the side-event live from 13.15!
After finishing all my lectures for the autumn semester, I had a chance to visit University of California at Santa Barbara for some peaceful working days, sun, and a little bit of tourism.
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.

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