2016

This picture show the overlap between neighboring Landsat paths at glaciers in the Pamirs (Tajikistan/Kyrgyzstan). Photo: Winsvold et al
Published Dec. 16, 2016 11:44 PM

American Geophysical Union had recently its big annual fall meeting in San Francisco. Here participated PhD fellow Solveig Havstad Winsvold, Department of Geosciences. She presented a new way to measure glaciers, now mentioned in an article by NASA SCIENCE.

As a part of the lecture Andersen could show several rock samles which all had been through an earthquake and had been trough a melt and congeal process. Photo: CEED/GKT
Published Dec. 15, 2016 3:10 PM

Several interested members of the public and researchers working with natural hazards and earthquakes were in the audience on 13. December to follow the seminar on Risk and management of earthquakes. CEED-professor Torgeir B. Andersen gave a lecture about why Italy are affected by a large number of earthquakes and discussed several aspects concerning the geology of earthquakes.

As a part of the lecture Andersen could show several rock samles which all had been through an earthquake and had been trough a melt and congeal process. Photo: CEED/GKT
Published Dec. 15, 2016 3:01 PM

Several interested members of the public and researchers working with natural hazards and earthquakes were in the audience on 13. December to follow the seminar on Risk and management of earthquakes. CEED-professor Torgeir B. Andersen gave a lecture about why Italy are affected by a large number of earthquakes and discussed several aspects concerning the geology of earthquakes.

Land-ATmosphere Interactions in Cold Environments - LATICE. Photo: Anders Bryn, NHM
Published Dec. 2, 2016 11:44 AM

Presentations from the LATICE network seminar at The Natural History Museum (UiO) in Oslo 9/10 November 2016.

Published Nov. 9, 2016 2:01 PM

First week of November the Norwegian Research School DEEP arranged its very first intensive course for PhD students. The course Planetary Physics and Global Tectonics is the first in a series of new courses established by the school.

Published Nov. 2, 2016 4:00 PM

4th of November is the date for kick-off for the Paris Climate Agreement but also for a new Norwegian CCS research centre; NCCS - Industry driven innovation for fast track CCS deployment.

Published Oct. 19, 2016 10:37 AM

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 (spring 2017). Application deadline is November 30, 2016.

Published Oct. 13, 2016 10:35 AM

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites have found signs of an ongoing glacier dislocation between two recent massive ice avalanches in Tibet.

Sentinels team up reporting 12. October.

The international journal Hydrology Research has awarded the best paper in 2014-2016. Illustration: Colourbox.com
Published Sep. 8, 2016 5:12 PM

Winners of the best paper in Hydrology Research 2014-2016. We congratulate professor Chong-Yu Xu, Department of Geosciences et. al.

RESEARCH PRIZE: Professor Trond H. Torsvik gets applause from a full-packed audience in the University Aula when he gets the research award from the Deputy Rector Ragnhild H. Hennum. Rector at UiO, Ole Petter Ottesen and the Deputy University Director Tove Kristin Karlsen are seen in the background for the prize winner. Photo: Yngve Vogt, Apollon
Published Sep. 5, 2016 4:29 PM

The University of Oslo (UiO) research prize for 2016 was given to Professor Trond H. Torsvik in a formal ceremony at University's Aula on Friday 2nd September 2016. 

Professor Jón Egill Kristjánsson in a conference presenting a final report in the research programme EuTRACE, summer 2015 at IASS in Berlin. Photo: (c) IASS/David Ausserhofer.
Published Aug. 26, 2016 9:13 AM

Professor of meteorology Jón Egill Kristjánsson in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo passed away in a tragic accident in Jotunheimen National Park on the 14th of August, 2016, at age 55.

The Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory. Photo: CEED
Published June 28, 2016 8:15 PM

CEED - Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics at Department of gescoences/UIO recently launched a brand new website for the Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory.  This is a National Norwegian research laboratory and research infrastructure for geomagnetism, supported by CEED and the Norwegian Research Council of Norway.

Professor Trond H. Torsvik. Photo: UiO
Published June 21, 2016 4:38 PM

Today it was announced who will get the foremost awards for 2016 from University of Oslo. Gratifying was that Professor of geodynamics Trond Helge Torsvik from Department of Geosciences and The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) - is awarded the University of Oslo's research prize.

Draught - A pan-European view: 17 June 2016 is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The day is celebrated worldwide. EDC mark the day by publishing an online video about drought.
Published June 16, 2016 3:36 PM

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to promote public awareness of the issue. The European Drought Centre mark this day by publish online a talk of Henny A.J. Van Lanen, EDC / Wageningen University on: Large-scale drought: a pan-European view of the hazard, impacts and adaptation

Published May 18, 2016 7:04 PM

Congratulations to Research fellow Thorben Dunse, Department of Geosciences, one of two early career scientists nominated for the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) 2016 Early Career Scientist Prize.

The SUCCESS annual report 2015.
Published Apr. 19, 2016 7:11 PM

Department of Geosciences participates in the FME centre SUCCESS which does research on CO2 storage. The SUCCESS centre is in 2016 entering into the final two years and is now in the phase of concluding its work. The last year’s annual report is now available at web.

Geology building at Blindern, Department of Geosciences. Photo: GEO, GK
Published Mar. 21, 2016 6:46 PM

Are you interested in a PhD or Postdoc position within geosciences at University of Oslo? Department of Geosciences and Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics are recruiting in fifteen positions just now! Find more information about the vacancies on our webpages.

European Geosciences Union: General Assembly 2016 take place in Vienna in April. Photo: Colourbox.no
Published Mar. 17, 2016 12:48 PM

The EGU General Assembly 2016 bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Three young researchers from LATICE will present their work at the conference.

San Francisco: PhD Fellow Felix Matt in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Every year gather researchers in Geosciences from all over the world at AGU`s fall meeting in December.
Published Feb. 23, 2016 12:43 PM

Congratulations to PhD Research fellow Felix Matt, Department of Geosciences for winning the Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) for his talk about the impact of aerosols on the cryosphere. The presentation was given at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting this past December.

The Japanese course participants gathered in the foyer of the Geology Building, Blindern, UiO. PHOTO: Daniel Gundersen/SIU
Published Jan. 27, 2016 2:54 PM

Five Japanese PhD students and several academic staff from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, followed this year the course GEO9440 - Cryospheric modeling, provided by the Department of Geosciences. All of them participated in the exchange project CryoEAST, supported by SIUs High North Programme.