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Climate research and renewable energy

The University hosts a broad network of climate and renewable energy research and education. Sustainable growth and new technology is under way.

The Bjerknes Centre

Engages more than 195 scientists from 37 countries, and is one of the largest climate research units in Europe. A central role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (2007), including coordinating lead author, lead author, and several contributing authors. A collaboration on climate research, between the University of Bergen, Uni Research, the Institute of Marine Research, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre.

Department of Earth Science (GEO)

The research activities are concentrated in thematic groups: 

Geophysical Institute

Storms, ocean currents, raindrops, avalanches, heat waves and CO2 exchange, it all boils down to physics. At Geophysical Institute we explore the driving forces of nature. We do research and education in meteorology, oceanography and climate, within four research groups and one forum:

Department of Physics and Technology

Has an extensive international collaboration including CERN and the European Space Agency (ESA). The department is also hosting one Centre of Excellence (SFF), is actively involved in one Centre for Research based Innovation (SFI), and is contributing to two research centres for environmental friendly Energy (FME):

Centre for climate and energy transformation (CET)

The main focus of the centre is to develop and promote interdisciplinary research on strategies, means and crossroads for climate and energy transformation in society – pathways.