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ROV Ægir 6000

The Geochemistry and Geobiology research group investigates the interactions between geological and biological processes on Earth. We study magmatic, hydrothermal, geochemical and biological processes in modern and ancient geological time, in environments ranging from deep marine sediments to high-temperature seafloor hot springs. 

Researchers from the Geochemistry and Geobiology group are part of the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research
Our research focuses on six main topics and is tightly connected to the work packages of the K.G. Jebsen Centre. 

Ultra-slow spreading ridges
Arctic hydrothermal vents
Seafloor mineral resources
Hydrothermal experiments
Deep marine sediments
Earth system evolution

We have state-of-the-art facilities in analytical geochemistry and marine technology to our availability to support our research, including the research vessel G.O. Sars and the working class ROV Ægir 6000.  
Read more under the research tab. 

We are also responsible for BSc and MSc courses in mineralogy, geochemistry, geobiology, petrology and geomicrobiology

EIS ice sheet extent

New publication in Nature Geoscience

Last month Andreas Beinlich had a publication in Nature Geoscience, and this month we are happy to announce that a new publication from Jebsen Centre researchers is out in Nature Geoscience: Today Jo Brendryen, Bjarte Hannisdal, and Kristian Agasøster Haaga published “Eurasian Ice Sheet collapse was...

New publication in Nature Geoscience
Andreas Beinlich explaining geology of an outcrop to student

New publication in Nature Geoscience

Andreas Beinlich, the latest addition to the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research, has published an article in Nature Geoscience, titled "Instantaneous rock transformations in the deep crust driven by reactive fluid flow".

New publication in Elements
Hydrothermal fluid sampling

New publication in Elements

Want to learn about how methane and organic compounds form in Earth's lithosphere? Look no further!

The 47th Underwater Mining Conference (UMC'18)
UMC'18 Conference pic

THE 47TH UNDERWATER MINING CONFERENCE (UMC'18) 10 to 14th of September

The 47th Underwater Mining Conference (UMC’18) was presented by the International Marine Minerals Society (IMMS) in partnership with the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research (KGDeepSea) at the University of Bergen and Global Centres of Expertise Subsea (GCE Subsea). 


Bringing together deep ocean geobiologists

In august this year two scientists from the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research led a session called "Geobiology of the Deep Ocean and Subsurface: Contributions of the Deep Biosphere to Earth Systems" during the yearly Goldschmidt conference, giving the stage to geochemists,...