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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

New publication in PNAS
The research team has instrumented nine high temperature vents with temperature loggers manufactured by EP Oceanographic. The loggers collect data every ten minutes, in order to track changes in vent fluid temperature that can be used to infer changes in

New Hydrothermal Field Discovered in East Pacific Ocean

The first-known, off-axis, high-temperature deep-sea hydrothermal vents along a portion of the northern East Pacific Rise are hotter and cover more area than any other hydrothermal vents studied to date along this section of the mid-ocean ridge. The discovery demonstrates that there are more...

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...

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, microbiologists and...