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