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Published Dec. 3, 2014 2:18 PM

Nr 1 on the list: A review of Wilson Cycle plate margins: A role for mantle plumes in continental break-up along sutures? • Review article Gondwana Research, Volume 26, Issue 2, September 2014, Pages 627-653 Buiter, S.J.H.; Torsvik, T.H.

CEED also has the nr. 8 on the list: Gondwana from top to base in space and time • Review article Gondwana Research, Volume 24, Issue 3-4, November 2013, Pages 999-1030. Torsvik, T.H.; Cocks, L.R.M.

Published Nov. 27, 2014 1:01 PM

How Greenland got its Ice. Read more in Nature here

-and based on the article The key role of global solid-Earth processes in preconditioning Greenland's glaciation since the Pliocene. By Bernhard Steinberger, Wim Spakman, Peter Japsen and Trond H. Torsvik. DOI: 10.1111/ter.12133

Published Nov. 19, 2014 3:22 PM

Publication planned for: January/February 2015

Published Nov. 13, 2014 11:29 AM

The Bárðarbunga-Nornahraun eruption - an ongoing demonstration of rifting and volcanism, by Reidar Trønnes. More about this in

Published Nov. 13, 2014 11:25 AM

Jordas mest utbredte mineral har fått navn: bridgmanitt, av Reidar Trønnes. Mer om dette i

Published Nov. 11, 2014 11:23 AM
Published Nov. 11, 2014 9:31 AM

By Reidar Trønnes

The basaltic lava emission from a fissure system connected to the the Bárðarbunga central volcano under Vatnajökull is now the largest eruption in Iceland in the past 230 years.

More here:

Published Nov. 3, 2014 11:13 AM

I en artikkel i spalten "Forskningsfronten" i Morgenbladet, skriver seniorforsker Henrik Svensen i CEED/Institutt for geofag om forskning som er gjort på de geologiske forholdene i det ustabile fjellpartiet Mannen i Rauma i Møre og Romsdal.

Published Oct. 22, 2014 9:21 AM

Finally, after one and a half years existence, CEED was formally opened 21 October in our nicely renovated premises in the ZEB-building at Blindern Campus.

Published Oct. 8, 2014 9:18 AM

Trond & Carmen will give an invited talk about "Earth Eavolution and Dynamics" at the Norwegian Winter Meeting in January 2015.

More information about the Conference here

Volcano eruption on Iseland. Photo: Morgan Jones
Published Sep. 15, 2014 9:23 AM

Sverre Planke, Dougal Jerram and Morgan Jones were part of a trip to collect samples from the ongoing eruption in Iceland. Check out the link below for some pictures.

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CEED scientists are heading this week to Barents Sea (south of Svalbard)  where they will take part in a scientific cruise that aims to decipher the structure and tectonic history of a remote Arctic region.

Published June 3, 2014 8:30 AM

You can read mote about Deep mantle structure as a reference frame for movements in and on the Earth here. has an article in Norwegian based on the work.

Published May 27, 2014 9:07 AM

Bernhard got the highest GFZ Award for scientists for his outstanding contribution in understanding of Mantle Dynamics. Congratulations from CEED!

Published May 8, 2014 12:52 PM
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Published Apr. 22, 2014 10:43 AM

Ceed is well represented at the European Geological Union Meeting 28 April to 2 May. Here are some Talks and Poster presentations:

Published Apr. 10, 2014 9:20 AM has a feature article (in Norwegian) based on Buiter & Torsvik`s work on the Norwegian and Greenland continental margins. Buiter, S., Torsvik, T.H. A review of Wilson Cycle plate margins: A role for mantle plumes in continental break-up along sutures?  Gondwana Research, 7. March  2014.

Published Apr. 1, 2014 3:17 PM

- and CEED`s Stephanie Werner is a part of it! Se BBC news here

Published Mar. 24, 2014 2:49 PM

Senior researchers from CEED, Svensen and Planke have done research on linking mass extermination to  emissions greenhouse gases caused by explosive volcanic processes for 252 million years ago. This research is referred in a Viten-article in Aftenposten Monday 24. March. The global mass extinction ended almost all life on Earth.

Published Mar. 10, 2014 12:12 PM

Plate tectonic controls on atmospheric CO2 levels since the Triassic

Published Mar. 7, 2014 1:29 PM