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Reconstruction: This illustration/model shows a reconstruction of the formation of the North Atlantic from 60 million years ago until the present day. This model was created in the open source plate tectonics software GPlates using the data from Seton et al (2012) Global continental and ocean basin reconstructions since 200 Ma. Illustration/model: Grace Shephard
Published Aug. 4, 2017 12:48 PM

A new study of ash layers on Svalbard which provides valuable data about the formation of the North Atlantic Ocean has been recently published in the Nature Journal: Scientific Reports. Behind the new research are scientists from CEED in collaboration with colleagues from Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT and Store Norske AS. 

Published 3. aug. 2017 12:06

This week saw the conclusion the UiO International Summer School course "A Changing Arctic". The annual 6 week course is a blend of social science, law, and natural science lectures, and this year saw 13 students from a range of professional backgrounds and nationalities attend. As in previous years, CEED is heavily involved in the program; Carmen Gaina is course leader and a lecturer, course assistant is Grace Shephard, and this year's line-up included a lecture from Anne Hope Jahren

Published Aug. 3, 2017 11:25 AM

Three rooms have been renovated during spring and summer in order to receive the new students this fall. These rooms are now ready!

Published July 31, 2017 10:44 AM

NRK reports on the use of optogenetics is manipulating the brain. 

Original article here (Norwegian only).

Five smiling boys sitting in a sofa with the STARTUP written behind them in yellow letters
Published July 3, 2017 10:51 AM

A three-month internship in a startup company is a compulsory part of the master program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. However, students do not necessarily work in someone else’s startup, some work in their own startup. Nordic Lynx and L-CK AS, two companies that were founded by master's students during their first semester, have just finished a three months intensive program in the incubator StartupLab.

The two student-articles exploring geological conditions on the sea floor. One from the Møre-bassin and the other from the sea floor outside Scotland. Image: Google Earth
Published June 30, 2017 1:41 PM

Sigurd Kjoberg and Syahreza Saidina Angkasa graduated from the master’s programme at Dept. of Geosciences in 2016. They are now first authors of articles in the scientific journal Interpretation, articles which are based on their master theses.

The two student-articles exploring geological conditions on the sea floor. One from the Møre-bassin and the other from the sea floor outside Scotland. Image: Google Earth
Published June 29, 2017 7:39 PM

Sigurd Kjoberg and Syahreza Saidina Angkasa graduated from the master’s programme at Dept. of Geosciences in 2016. Both are affiliation to CEED. They are now first authors of articles in the scientific journal Interpretation, articles which are based on their master theses.

The Hawaiian-Emperor Bend:  This picture taken of satelitte show the bend as a small pattern on the surface. Photo: Google Earth, NOAA, US, NGA; CEBCO; Landsat / Copernicus
Published June 28, 2017 9:39 PM

The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic island chain in the NW Pacific Ocean is well known for its peculiar 60° bend. This bend has been heavily debated for decades. Researchers from University of Oslo, GFZ Potsdam, and Utrecht University now definitely demonstrate that to form the observed bend requires an abrupt change in the motion of the Pacific tectonic plate, while southward drift of the mantle plume that has sourced the chain since ~80 Ma is required to explain its entire 2000 km length.

Two young men smiling, photo.
Published June 26, 2017 2:29 PM

Once again master students in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UiOs Centre for Entrepreneurship is awarded 1 million NOK from The Research Council of Norway programme STUD-ENT.

According to a new study is the global sea level rising faster than previously thought. The accelerating sea level will have impact on coastlines around the world.  Several of the World’s largest cities are near a coastline, here New York. For others see U.N. Atlas of the Oceans.  Illustration photo: Colourbox.com
Published June 22, 2017 9:05 PM

Across the globe, sea level has been rising for decades, but we don’t know how fast. Researchers have now analyzed tide gauge data and reconstructed global mean sea level since 1902. Their record yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but similar high rates of about 3.1 mm/yr as observed from independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades.

Published June 22, 2017 3:08 PM

UiO:Life Science plans the launch of the SPARK innovation programme, developed by Stanford University. The goal is to get more innovation out of basic research. The other two European SPARK programs visit Oslo this summer to share their experiences, and one of UiO's PhD students will test the program's summer school in Japan.

Published June 22, 2017 3:08 PM

The board of UiO:Life Science has decided to support the newly established School of Health Innovation at UiO, NTNU and Karolinska Institutet. With this UiO:Life Science wants to contribute to establish a new strong player in the UiO ecosystem of innovation.

Illustration of Shinya Yamanaka by Andy Potts.
Published June 22, 2017 11:11 AM

Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will visit Oslo on September 6. He will give a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participate in a panel discussion about the ethical aspects of stem cell therapy. The events are open to all.

According to a new study is the global sea level rising faster than previously thought. The accelerating sea level will have impact on coastlines around the world.  Several of the World’s largest cities are near a coastline, here New York. For others see U.N. Atlas of the Oceans.  Illustration photo: Colourbox.com
Published June 21, 2017 9:50 AM

Across the globe, sea level has been rising for decades, but we don’t know how fast. Researchers have now analyzed tide gauge data and reconstructed global mean sea level since 1902. Their record yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but similar high rates of about 3.1 mm/yr as observed from independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades.

The Hawaiian-Emperor Bend:  This picture taken from a satellitte show the bend as a small pattern on the surface. Photo: Google Earth, NOAA, US, NGA; CEBCO; Landsat / Copernicus
Published June 15, 2017 1:11 PM

The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic island chain in the NW Pacific Ocean is well known for its peculiar 60° bend. This bend has been heavily debated for decades. Researchers from University of Oslo, GFZ Potsdam, and Utrecht University now definitely demonstrate that to form the observed bend requires an abrupt change in the motion of the Pacific tectonic plate, while southward drift of the mantle plume that has sourced the chain since ~80 Ma is required to explain its entire 2000 km length.

Published May 15, 2017 4:24 PM

At the life science lunches in March and April researchers from five different faculties at UiO talked about their innovative life science research across disciplines. Watch the recordings of the lunches.

Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo. Norway.
Published May 11, 2017 12:16 PM

Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo receives RokDoc software for $30 million from Ikon Science (UK). The software will be used in teaching in two advanced courses in petroleum geophysics.

On the cover: Aerial photos of decreasing permafrost taken by researchers from UiO on the front cover for the May issue of Nature Climate Change. Link to the journal.
Published May 10, 2017 2:58 PM

Aerial photos taken by drones are of great help for documenting changes at the ground for researchers at Department of Geosciences. Photos of the thawing of permafrost get attention, and in the May edition of the journal Nature Climate Change is one of their photos of decreasing permafrost in North of Norway chosen as a cover photo.

DNVAs annual meeting: Professor Trond H. Torsvik receives diplom and the Fridtjof Nansen Award of Excellence from Professor Øyvind Østerud, Nansenfondet. Photo: Thomas B. Eckhoff/The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Published May 10, 2017 2:09 PM

On 3 May, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters helt its annual meeting. Several prizes were awarded, among them, Fridtjof Nansen Award of Excellence in Science and also new members of the Norwegian Academy were honored. Two distinctions went to CEED this day.

Published May 3, 2017 4:21 PM

Opportunities for research in paleo- and rock magnetism at the Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory (IGGL), University of Oslo, Norway with the Ivar Giæver Visiting Fellowship Program (fall 2017). Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Published May 3, 2017 4:15 PM

Opportunities for research in paleo- and rock magnetism at the Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory (IGGL), University of Oslo, Norway with the Ivar Giæver Visiting Fellowship Program (fall 2017). Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

The famous Barringer meteor crater in Arizona, which was created by an impact about 50 000 years ago. Photo: Colourbox
Published Apr. 27, 2017 12:32 PM

What has Einstein and Newton got to do with the motion of the solar system bodies?

Sabrina Sartori
Published Apr. 19, 2017 3:51 PM

During two days she will moderate a panel on materials needs for energy sustainability by 2050. Here is an interview about that  http://www.mrs.org/spring2017

European Geosciences Union: General Assembly 2016 take place in Vienna in April. Photo: Colourbox.no
Published Apr. 19, 2017 9:45 AM

The EGU General Assembly 2017 bring together geoscientists from all over the world to a conference covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Also this year several researchers from LATICE will present their work at this conference.

Published Apr. 18, 2017 12:46 PM

Apply UiO:Life Science for support for internationalization, trainee positions in the life science industry, conferences and other events. The application deadline was 1st of June 2017 for all the calls.