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Geophysics is the study of the Earth’s physics and structure using mathematical and physical methods.

In the Geophysics Research Group, we use geophysical data and methods for mapping and understanding processes shaping the Earth. Geophysical data are invaluable for locating natural resources in the subsurface, mapping the consequences of climate change, monitoring CO2 deposits, and assessing the risk for geohazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and landslides.

The research group is actively involved in numerous projects within earthquake research, geophysical mapping, and the development of algorithms for better imaging of the subsurface.

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Do you want to study geophysics?

Geophysics is an exciting discipline with many potential job opportunities! Here you will find more information about our study programmes:


Representatives from the research group will happily visit schools to tell more about what we are doing. Classes from elementary school to high school level are also welcome to visit us here at the university! Click here for more information.



Did you feel an earthquake?

Please feel free to contact Norwegian National Seismic Network (NNSN)

Geophysics group contributes to VISTA Centre
Subsurface velocity model

The Geophysics group is involved in the VISTA Centre for Modelling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics

The VISTA centre is a multidisciplinary research centre funded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Well path through synthetic subsurface model

Geophysics group involved in SFI DigiWells

The geophysics group is involved in the Centre for Excellent Innovation (SFI) DigiWells

Location and intensity map of the Florø earthquake

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake northwest of Bergen

On 21 March a relatively strong earthquake happened just off the coast of Bergen. This event was felt in large parts of Norway.

magnetic measurements on the beach

Geophysics field course in Kiel

Ten geophysics bachelor and master students participated in a field course in Kiel (Germany) in August.

Crustal scale geological model obtained using Svalex data. The model extends from the Billefjorden Fault Zone in the east, along Isfjorden (central Spitsbergen), and across the actively spreading oceanic Knipovich Ridge.

The Svalex course

The Svalex course was run from 2001 to 2014. The geophysics group has been an active contributor to this course.