Professor Carmen Gaina

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Affiliation: Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo


Research interest

  • Integrated research in Polar regions 

  • To decipher Earth’s crustal structure and evolution by geophysical data interpretation and modelling and by geoscience data assimilation.

  • To study the connections between Solid Earth, Oceans and Atmosphere for present day and the geological past

Short bio

Carmen Gaina studies the evolution of the global oceanic regions as a key component of our dynamic planet by using a variety of geophysical and geological constraints. She has a Master degree in Geophysics from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and a PhD from University of Sydney, Australia. She held postdoctoral positions at University of Sydney, Australia, and researcher positions at the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) and University of Oslo (UiO).

Presently Carmen is leading a Norwegian Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) at UiO. Besides her director role, she is conducting research with her group, Oceanic Basins and Climate Changes, about the influence of tectonic processes on long-term climate evolution. She is actively teaching about the tectonic evolution of global oceans and about polar regions in various graduate courses at UiO and elsewhere. 

Supervisor for the following CompSci projects

Published Aug. 19, 2020 2:30 PM - Last modified Oct. 14, 2021 11:21 PM