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About the centre

The vision

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) is dedicated to research of fundamental importance to the understanding of our planet. The research embraces the dynamics of the plates, the origin of large scale volcanism, the evolution of climates and the abrupt demise of life forms.

This ambitious venture will hopefully result in a new Earth model that explains how mantle processes interact with plate tectonics and trigger massive volcanism and associated environmental and climate changes throughout Earth history.

A Norwegian Centre of Excellence

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) is hosted by the Dept of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway. CEED is financed by the Research Council of Norway as a Centre of Excellence over a period of 5 + 5 years after a mid-term evaluation, from 2013 to 2023.

Annual reports

CEEDs samlede årsrapporter fra 2013 til nå.Read more about CEED's research, results and activities and more in our annual reports. The annual reports are available from 2013 to date and are located on a collection page along with other available documents. The annual reports are only available in English.


CEED started in 2013 with about 20 full-time scientists and postdoctoral researches, and is building on a large network of collaborations.

Graphic profile and logotypes for CEED

CEED's research themes and working groups have unique logotypes, designet by Fabio Crameri. The logotypes may be used by CEED researchers.

CEED's research network

CEED has collaboration with research institutions in Norway, the Nordic countries and from rest of the world.

Contact us

CEED – Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics

P.O. Box 1028 Blindern
NO-0315 Oslo, Norway

Phone: (+ 47) 2285 4097