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Two awards from the EUG Council members to CEED staff in 2015:
Grace E. Shephard has been awarded the Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists
Trond H. Torsvik has been awarded the Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership of the European Geosciences Union.
Congratulations to you both!
Det finnes et stort antall mineraler på jorden. I spalten "Forskningsfronten" i Morgenbladet den 4. september beskriver Henrik H. Svensen (CEED og Institutt for geofag) eldre og pågående forskning på utbredelse av mineraler og sammenheng mellom mineralenes utvikling og liv på jorden.
Science, News in Depth: Russian claim heats up Battle to control Arctic sea floor.
Landskap endres over tid. I en artikkel i spalten "Forskningsfronten" i Morgenbladet 23. juli skriver Henrik H. Svensen, forsker på CEED og Institutt for geofag om eldre og nyere bidrag i forskning på landskapsendringer.
Torsvik legger stor vekt på betydningen av å motivere forskere til å søke ERC. Han retter særlig innsatsen mot de unge forskerne ved senteret. Mere om denne saken her
Morgan Jones from CEED is the winner of the EGU2015 Photo Competition arranged by the European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2015. Jones won with a picture from the Holuhraun volcano eruption, Iceland 2014. The picture is taken with Sverre Planke from Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research AS (VBPR) and CEED.
In media coverage of the article: Trond H. Torsvik mfl: Continental crust beneath southeast Iceland. PNAS, mars 2015. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1423099112
Discussion of the article "The key role of global solid-Earth processes in preconditioning Greenland's glaciation since the Pliocene" in Videnskap.dk; Ny forskning viser, at geologiske ændringer skabte betingelserne for, at Grønlands Indlandsis overhovedet kunne opstå. Sludder, siger kollega. More here
At Öræfajökull on the saga island Iceland, it may be a bit of an ancient continent. The area is well known because it stands out from the rest of Icelands geological characteristics. Researchers from the Centre for Earth Development and Dynamics - CEED - have in their article in PNAS launched a theory about that the area remains of an ancient continent perhaps a bit of Greenland. The article has got attention in the media.
CEED is part of a new Research School on “Changing climates in the coupled earth system” (CHESS) which received 19.5 million kroner from the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) to educate PhD students in Norway on various topics related to present and past climates.
NFR has recently granted money for a new research school CHESS, and an adjunct professor position at the Department of Geosciences, UiO. The grant is meant to strengthen the collaboration between the earth science communities at the Universities of Oslo and Bergen and to place the Norwegian studies in paleoclimate at the forefront of international research. CEED researchers will be important collaborators in the work.
The paper by Domeier, M., Torsvik, T. H. 2014. Plate tectonics in the late Paleozoic. Geoscience Frontiers, Vol. 5, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages 303-350 - has been selected for the 2014 Best Paper Award by the Award Committee.
GPlates 1.5 plate modelling software has been released and is available for download from www.gplates.org. GPlates is freely available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. CEED is among the contributors for Development of this software.
GPlates is a powerful, open-source plate tectonics reconstruction software program that runs on Mac, Windows and Linux platforms. Developed jointly by researchers at the University of Sydney, California Institute of Technology, CEED and NGU, GPlates allows for the generation and manipulation of plate reconstructions as well as the visualisation of a wide range of geodata through time and space. The recently released version 1.5 comes with enhanced kinematic tools.
Processes in the deep Earth interior created the conditions for the glaciation of Greenland in: News release from EurekAlert! - Why is Greenland covered in ice? and in Geoforskning.no - Dype prosesser har gitt Grønlands isdekke.
The age of the humans: Ancient Earth warmed dramatically after a one-two carbon punch, title for the article and interview with CEEDs Henrik Svensen.
Nr 1 on the list: A review of Wilson Cycle plate margins: A role for mantle plumes in continental break-up along sutures? • Review article Gondwana Research, Volume 26, Issue 2, September 2014, Pages 627-653 Buiter, S.J.H.; Torsvik, T.H.
CEED also has the nr. 8 on the list: Gondwana from top to base in space and time • Review article Gondwana Research, Volume 24, Issue 3-4, November 2013, Pages 999-1030. Torsvik, T.H.; Cocks, L.R.M.
How Greenland got its Ice. Read more in Nature here
-and based on the article The key role of global solid-Earth processes in preconditioning Greenland's glaciation since the Pliocene. By Bernhard Steinberger, Wim Spakman, Peter Japsen and Trond H. Torsvik. DOI: 10.1111/ter.12133
Publication planned for: January/February 2015