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Published June 4, 2015 11:22 AM

Researcher Olivier Galland from Department of Geosciences received recently an "Excellence in refereeing Award 2014" from American Geophysical Union (AGU), for his contribution in peer review work  for Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth.

Published May 13, 2015 2:15 PM

Professor Trond Torsvik has been awarded the 2015 Leopold von Buch medal in “recognition and appreciation of outstanding professional  contributions to understanding geodynamics”.

Published Apr. 17, 2015 10:02 AM

Scientists in geodynamics and meteorology from UiO, in collaboration with researchers in geosciences from Bergen, Tromsø and UNIS, received 19.5 million kroner from the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) for a new Research School on “Changing climates in the coupled earth system” (CHESS).

Caption: Left, group photo of the 2015 MGLS participants at Capitol Hill. Right, Senator Whitehouse delivering his speech o MGLS participants. Photo: Charna Meth, Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
Published Apr. 10, 2015 5:00 PM

Earlier this year Dr. Grace Shephard, a Postdoc at CEED, Dep. of Geosciences was selected as 1 out of 3 European representatives to attend the MGLS Symposium, Washington DC, USA. This bienniel event brings together early career researchers to build skillsets such as science policy, communication, and collaboration. Shephard who has her main interest in plate tectonic reconstructions/ocean floor and modelling mantle structure, highly recommends the Symposium in this summary.

Published Mar. 31, 2015 12:15 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.

On bike with stunning views to the Cordillera del Paine from the road by Lake Pehoé. Note the highest peaks to the right - a large interleaving of white granite. Photo: Galland/Sassier
Published Mar. 27, 2015 12:03 PM

Research fellows Olivier Galland and Caroline Sassier describe geotrail hightlights of the Andean Geotrail trip in the latest version of Geo ExPro. On the trip they visited (on bike) the national park Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile.

The Picture show the Loong (dragon shaped) rock on the landing site on moon. Photo: CNAS/NAOC/CAS.
Published Mar. 13, 2015 12:57 PM

After over 35 years the Chinese Chang’E-3 mission is the first to visit and land on the lunar surface. CEED, University of Oslo postdoctoral researcher Zhiyong Xiao participates in the mission team, which has just published their first results in Science this week that reveals a vivid geological picture of the landing site on the Moon.

Désirée Treichler. Photo: Private
Published Mar. 11, 2015 10:03 AM

Glaciologists and other scientists and students from around the world met in Kathmandu in Nepal in the first week in March 2015. The venue was the International Symposium on Glaciology in High Mountain Asia. PhD student Désirée Treichler from the Department of Geosciences attended the academic program, and received a prize for best student presentation for her presentation about hydrological consequences of glacier mass changes in high mountain Asia.

Exploring new sites and new outcrops from above, Alvar Braathen approaches the edge with caution. Photo: Trias North, Department of Geosciences
Published Feb. 6, 2015 11:40 AM

Eleven geologists set out from Longyearbyen on the evening of the fourth of August 2014. Their destination – the far eastern island of Egdeøya in the Svalbard archipelago. The team included a newly employed PhD and a PostDoc attached to the Trias North project, along with senior scientific staff and collaborative team-members from as far away as Italy and the USA. The tasks for the team were several on this fieldwork.

The Toffen Prize 2015 was awarded Henrik Svensen by Tom Bugge, president of the Norwegian Geological Society. Photo: Trond H. Torsvik, CEED
Published Feb. 6, 2015 11:40 AM

Geologist and senior research fellow Henrik Svensen at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) and the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, was awarded the Toffen Prize 2015 for outstanding contribution to the popularization of geology. The prize was awarded at the Winter Conference for the Norwegian Geological Society, January 2015.

The Toffen Prize 2015 was awarded Henrik Svensen by Tom Bugge, president of the Norwegian Geological Society. Photo: Trond H. Torsvik, CEED
Published Feb. 6, 2015 11:34 AM

Geologist and senior research fellow Henrik Svensen at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) and the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, was awarded the Toffen Prize 2015 for outstanding contribution to the popularization of geology. The prize was awarded at the Winter Conference for the Norwegian Geological Society, January 2015.

The leaders in CEED, from left: Reidar Trønnes, Henrik Svensen, Abigail Bull-Aller, Trond H. Torsvik (Director), Carmen Gaina, Pavel Dubrovin og Stephanie Werner. Photo: Gunhild M. Haugnes
Published Oct. 24, 2014 1:45 PM

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) had its formal opening of the new office location in the ZEB building on 21 October. The opening was done by CEEDs director professor Trond H. Torsvik. Both researchers and the invited guests could celebrate with champagne and cake that CEED now is in place in its own centre at Campus, Blindern.

The leaders in CEED, from left: Reidar Trønnes, Henrik Svensen, Abigail Bull-Aller, Trond H. Torsvik (Director), Carmen Gaina, Pavel Dubrovin og Stephanie Werner. Photo: Gunhild M. Haugnes
Published Oct. 24, 2014 1:17 PM

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) had its formal opening of the new office location in the ZEB building on 21 October. The opening was done by the center director professor Trond H. Torsvik. CEED and the invited guests could celebrate with champagne and cake that CEED now is in place in its own centre at Campus, Blindern.

Picture: Barents Sea on the world map by G. Mercator (1569) (source: wikipedia.org)
Published Sep. 12, 2014 12:54 PM

This summer in July and August some lucky geophysicists had an interesting summer work in the Artic. Spending weeks on the research ship MS Haakon Mosby they did a geophysical survey of the Earth's crust of the Barents Sea. In the research team participated CEED scientists Alexander Minakov and Nina Lebedeva-Ivanova.

Picture: Barents Sea on the world map by G. Mercator (1569) (source: wikipedia.org)
Published Sep. 12, 2014 12:51 PM

This summer in July and August some lucky geophysicists had an interesting summer work in the Artic. Spending weeks on the research ship MS Haakon Mosby they did a geophysical survey of the Earth's crust of the Barents Sea. In the research team participated CEED scientists Alexander Minakov and Nina Lebedeva-Ivanova.

Foto: Hovedinngangen ZEB-bygningen
Published June 27, 2014 4:08 PM

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) has temporarily been situated in the Physics building for over one year. Now the centre can move into new offices in the ZEB-Building, Nedre Blindern. The centre will get both a new visiting address and postal address.

Illustration: Frontpage: SUCCESS Annual report 2013.
Published June 27, 2014 3:44 PM

Department of Geosciences is one of the partners in the SUCCESS Centre - (SUbsurface CO2 storage – Critical Elements and Superior Strategy). The SUCCESS centre is one of the Norwegian Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). The main purpose of the centre is to gather sufficient knowledge to store CO2 underground, safely and permanently. The centres annual report for 2013 activities is now online.

Foto: Hovedinngangen ZEB-bygningen
Published June 26, 2014 12:16 PM

The CEED centre has temporarily been situated in the Physics building for over one year. Now the Centre for Earth Evolutuion and Dynamics can move into new offices in the ZEB-Building, Nedre Blindern. The centre will get both a new visiting address and postal address.

Published June 11, 2014 9:29 AM

Two PhD students from Department of Geosciences, Section for Meteorology and Oceanography (MetOs), UiO, Lise Seland Graff and Ada Gjermundsen, are first authors of articles recently published in two of the most prestigious journals in atmospheric sciences. The journals are the Journal of Climate and the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, and the articles appeared online in June 2014. We congratulate them with the articles!

The globe shows a reconstruction of the continents in Late Devonian where Laurussia (including North America, Greenland, Scandinavia & England) was separated from Gondwana (South America) by the Rheic Ocean, and Siberia by the Ægir Sea. These continents are positioned in latitude from paleomagnetic data but their longitude is calibrated in such a way that kimberlites (green circles) fall directly above the plume generation zones in the deep mantle. Figure: T.H. Torsvik/CEED.
Published June 3, 2014 9:45 AM

A model for absolute plate motion and true polar wander on Earth for the past 540 million years is developed by CEED researchers. The model reconstructs continents in longitudes in such a way that large igneous provinces and kimberlites are positioned above the plume generation zones in the Earth’s deep mantle. This provides a framework to understand how the mantle interacts with plate tectonics.

Published May 15, 2014 2:42 PM

The new lab will be operational within the next few months. Its total cost, including equipment, is 18 million NOK (2.2 million EUR).

Published Mar. 31, 2014 2:02 PM

Mark is originally from the Netherlands. He enjoys exploring new continents and has previously lived in both the US and in Australia. Now he has brought his family to enjoy the outdoor life in Norway. And to do research on radiation in the early universe. 

Published Mar. 24, 2014 2:23 PM

Meteorites are constantly falling down onto the Earth. But we have little knowledge about where they come from or of their age. Now University of Oslo researchers at CEED (Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics), Department of Geosciences, have managed to find where on Mars many of the meteorites originated from - and determined that they are more than 4 billion years old.

Published Feb. 26, 2014 1:55 PM

In connection with a project related to teaching and dissemination of geoscience to students in France and Oslo, went the researchers Olivier Galland and Caroline Sassier, both from the Department of Geosciences out on an journey along the Andean Cordillera in South America. They visited 30 geological sites, explored these and communicated what they observed to students via their blog. See photos from the trip in the exhibition: The Andean Geotrail from Feb 27 to 04:15 PM - Apr 30, 2014, Science Library, University of Oslo.

Published Feb. 26, 2014 1:55 PM

A research article from Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), A research article from Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), Department of geosciences was the reference for the article Long-lost continent found under the Indian Ocean. This news article was one of the most read articles in Nature in 2013.