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Published Apr. 14, 2015 8:46 AM

In media coverage of the article: Trond H. Torsvik mfl: Continental crust beneath southeast Iceland. PNAS, mars 2015. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1423099112

Published Apr. 7, 2015 3:49 PM
Published Apr. 1, 2015 12:05 PM

Discussion of the article "The key role of global solid-Earth processes in preconditioning Greenland's glaciation since the Pliocene" in; Ny forskning viser, at geologiske ændringer skabte betingelserne for, at Grønlands Indlandsis overhovedet kunne opstå. Sludder, siger kollega. More here

Figure: CEED
Published Mar. 31, 2015 9:13 AM

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.

Published Mar. 30, 2015 4:20 PM

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.

Published Mar. 30, 2015 4:13 PM

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.

Published Mar. 17, 2015 8:36 AM

The paper by Domeier, M., Torsvik, T. H. 2014. Plate tectonics in the late PaleozoicGeoscience Frontiers, Vol. 5, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages 303-350 - has been selected for the 2014 Best Paper Award by the Award Committee.

Published Feb. 18, 2015 2:35 PM

GPlates 1.5 plate modelling software has been released and is available for download from GPlates is freely available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. CEED is among the contributors for Development of this software.

Published Feb. 18, 2015 9:30 AM

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.

Published Jan. 13, 2015 11:37 AM

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 - Dype prosesser har gitt Grønlands isdekke.

Published Dec. 19, 2014 10:52 AM

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.

Published Dec. 15, 2014 9:40 AM
Science 12 December 2014 - Editors' Choice - Bottom-up effects on Northern glaciation based on articles from CEED researchers.
Published Dec. 3, 2014 2:18 PM

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.

Published Nov. 27, 2014 1:01 PM

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

Published Nov. 19, 2014 3:22 PM

Publication planned for: January/February 2015

Published Nov. 13, 2014 11:29 AM

The Bárðarbunga-Nornahraun eruption - an ongoing demonstration of rifting and volcanism, by Reidar Trønnes. More about this in

Published Nov. 13, 2014 11:25 AM

Jordas mest utbredte mineral har fått navn: bridgmanitt, av Reidar Trønnes. Mer om dette i

Published Nov. 11, 2014 11:23 AM
Published Nov. 11, 2014 9:31 AM

By Reidar Trønnes

The basaltic lava emission from a fissure system connected to the the Bárðarbunga central volcano under Vatnajökull is now the largest eruption in Iceland in the past 230 years.

More here:

Published Nov. 3, 2014 11:13 AM

I en artikkel i spalten "Forskningsfronten" i Morgenbladet, skriver seniorforsker Henrik Svensen i CEED/Institutt for geofag om forskning som er gjort på de geologiske forholdene i det ustabile fjellpartiet Mannen i Rauma i Møre og Romsdal.

Published Oct. 22, 2014 9:21 AM

Finally, after one and a half years existence, CEED was formally opened 21 October in our nicely renovated premises in the ZEB-building at Blindern Campus.

Published Oct. 8, 2014 9:18 AM

Trond & Carmen will give an invited talk about "Earth Eavolution and Dynamics" at the Norwegian Winter Meeting in January 2015.

More information about the Conference here

Volcano eruption on Iseland. Photo: Morgan Jones
Published Sep. 15, 2014 9:23 AM

Sverre Planke, Dougal Jerram and Morgan Jones were part of a trip to collect samples from the ongoing eruption in Iceland. Check out the link below for some pictures.

Published Aug. 22, 2014 10:38 AM
Published Aug. 21, 2014 11:36 AM