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With SWaMMIS coming to an official end soon, we set off for the final project meeting on Sotra (16-19 September 2018). What a great time it’s been since the start nearly four years ago, and the meeting turned out to be a worthy conclusion!

We checked in at the Panorama Hotel all the way at the southern tip of Sotra. Sotra is a narrow, north-south-stretching island made up of pre-Caledonian basement rocks, and separates Bergen from the open North Sea. Not only did we have two days of exciting geoscientific discussions in a cozy conference room (away from any distractions except the view of the sea and rocks), we were also optimally located for our field trip to the world-class outcrops of Holsnøy on the last day of the meeting.

The gang that joined the meeting consisted of many UiB Earth Science researchers along with SWaMMIS collaborators Håkon Austrheim (UiO), Saskia Goes (Imperial College London), Thomas Meier (Uni Kiel) and Christian Schiffer (Univ. of Durham).

SWaMMIS (2014-2018) is coordinated by the Department of Earth Science at the University of Bergen. It is funded by the Research Council of Norway under the FRIPRO Mathematics, Physical Science and Technology (FRINATEK) Independent Projects scheme.  To learn more about the project, our field trips, and cutting-edge results from the SWaMMIS team, please visit our project website: https://swammis.w.uib.no/