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About the research school DEEP


Stephanie C. Werner, Professor

Administrativ coordinator

Sara Asgari Nettum, Senior Executive Officer


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About the research school

DEEP is a national initiative and involves all major national institutes educating PhD students within the fields of dynamics and evolution of the earth and planets. we aim to offer efficient training of doctoral students by providing a platform for scientific discussions, fostering networks across Europe, offering specialised courses as well as soft skill training.

Scientific content

The Norwegian Research School for Dynamics and Evolution of Earth and Planets / DEEP gathers researchers and students within geophysics, mineralogy, geochemistry and comparative planetology.

All the activities are focused within the four main DEEP themes:

  • Planetary Physics and Global Tectonics: Study of the physics and tectonic processes that govern the properties and evolution of the Earth and other planets.
  • Planetary interior: materials, structure and dynamics: Study of heat and mass flow in the core and the mantle. Mineralogy, seismology and Earth structure, melting relations and chemical heterogeneities.
  • Solid Earth: composition and evolution: Study of the crust, lithosphere and asthenosphere based on geology and geochemistry, geophysical imaging, and geodynamical modelling.
  • Solid Earth – Fluid Earth Interactions: Material recycling across the geospheres, how mantle dynamics, volcanism, plate tectonics influences long-term, global environmental and climatic changes.

Host institution

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo, is host to the research school. CEED combines studies of processes and materials common to the terrestrial planets, convective mantle dynamics and plate tectonics, paleomagnetism, paleogeography and Earth evolution, including events like the formation of Large Igneous Province and their atmospheric and oceanographic consequences, such as related mass extinction.


The research school – DEEP: Norwegian Research School for Dynamics and Evolution of Earth and Planets is funded by The Research Council of Norway.

Web pages

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The DEEP steering board

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Representatives from each of the Norwegian partner universities:

  • Stephanie Werner (Scientific director) - University of Oslo
  • Ritske Huismans - University of Bergen
  • Holger Stunitz - University of Tromsø
  • Karl Fabian - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

PhD student representatives:

  • Marie Eide Lien - University of Bergen
  • Julie Linnea Sehested Gresseth - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Jack Whattam - University of Oslo
  • Marina Galindos Alfarache - University of Tromsø

One national and one international representative:

  • Maria Jensen - UNIS
  • Charles Lesher - Aarhus University

Internal web pages

On the DEEPs internal web pages we share documents and working material with our partners.

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