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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.

Logo for four years-jubilee. Logo: CEED
Published Mar. 8, 2017 11:56 AM

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics was opened in March 2013, and in 2017 turned into four SFF-year-old centre. CEED is a Centre of Excellence (CEO) at University of Oslo, hosted by the Department of Geosciences.

Mauritius: A recently published study in the open access journal Nature Communications, documents evidence for an ancient continental crust beneath the young but inactive volcanoes on the island of Mauritius. Photo: Pixabay.com
Published Feb. 1, 2017 9:36 AM

Mauritius is best known as a tropical holiday paradise island in the Indian Ocean, but for an Earth Science research team led by Professor Trond H. Torsvik it is piece of a geological puzzle. Now they have found a new fragment of an ancient continental crust beneath the young, but inactive volcanoes on the island.

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.

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.

Earth sunrise seen out from space. The methane gas is an extremely effective greenhouse gas, effecting solar energy to warm up the atmosphere. Illustration: colourbox.no
Published Oct. 14, 2016 12:32 PM

For 56 mill years ago the climate on Earth changed rapidly and the temperature increased at least 5 degrees. Scientists are now closer to understand the climate change, called PETM, and why it lasted over 150 000 years. The answer might be eruptions of methane gas from craters offshore Norway.

Professor Trond H. Torsvik. Photo: UiO
Published June 21, 2016 4:36 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.

Ice-cores and data about sulfate flux over Greenland and Artica tell us more about the climate in the past. Photo: Michael Sigl
Published Apr. 25, 2016 6:36 PM

International team of climate researchers reconstructs global cooling in the reign of the Roman emperor Justinian. Ice-cores and data about sulfate flux at Greenland and Artica reveils the pasts climate disasters. Their research presented at EGU 2016; Vienna recently.

CEED on Social Media. Illustration: colourbox.no
Published Jan. 11, 2016 2:09 PM

Are you interested in our research and related activities to CEED? Follow us on social media; We are available on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well as on CEEDs own Blog.

American Geophysical Union: AGU - Fall meeting 2015
Published Dec. 15, 2015 12:15 PM

With over 30 abstracts for posters, invited talks, session chairs and convenor positions, CEED researchers are well represented at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting, 14-18th December. Held annually in San Francisco and now in its 48th year, there are over 24,000 attendees from all over the world discussing exciting new research from all areas of geosciences.