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PhD Luc Girod from Department of Geosciences recently received the award for best paper at this year SMPR conference within geomatics, environmental monitoring and satellite data. The Conference was held at the University of Tehran in November.
Geoscience Frontiers (GSF) had its Annual Convention & Editorial Meeting in October. Mathew Domeier, CEED and Department of Geosciences was here awarded the GSF Medal for the 2014 Best Paper for an article about plate techtonic in the Paleozoic.
The Research Council of Norway has funded seven new national research schools on free topics for the period 2016-2023. One of them is the Norwegian Research School for Dynamics and Evolution of Earth and Planets, which will be hosted by the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo.
Three researchers from CEED are awarded prizes from the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Two of the prizes will be formal given to the prize winners at EGUs 2016 General Assembly in Vienna (17–22 April). See the three EGU-prize winners here.
Professor Trond Helge Torsvik, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo and director of CEED received officially the renowned Leopold von Buch Plakette for his outstanding scientific contributions to increasing our understanding of geodynamics. Venue was GeoBerlin2015.
For six weeks over summer, the University of Oslo hosts the annual International Summer School. In its 69th year, the summer session of 2015 saw 598 students from 89 countries participating in over twenty different courses. CEED contributed to coordinate one of the courses - A Changing Arctic - which this year had 15 participants.
In September 2015 it is 100 years since one of the fathers of the modern meteorology was born - Arnt Eliassen (9.9.1915 – 22.4.2000). This is celebrated by DNVA and UiO with a seminar on how fundamental science can change the society. Eliassen is known among other topics for his research on dynamic metheorology, and important contributions to numerical weather forecast.
Researcher Olivier Galland from Department of Geosciences received recently an "Excellence in refereeing Award 2014" from American Geophysical Union (AGU), for his contribution in peer review work for Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth.
Professor Trond Torsvik has been awarded the 2015 Leopold von Buch medal in “recognition and appreciation of outstanding professional contributions to understanding geodynamics”.
Scientists in geodynamics and meteorology from UiO, in collaboration with researchers in geosciences from Bergen, Tromsø and UNIS, received 19.5 million kroner from the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) for a new Research School on “Changing climates in the coupled earth system” (CHESS).
Earlier this year Dr. Grace Shephard, a Postdoc at CEED, Dep. of Geosciences was selected as 1 out of 3 European representatives to attend the MGLS Symposium, Washington DC, USA. This bienniel event brings together early career researchers to build skillsets such as science policy, communication, and collaboration. Shephard who has her main interest in plate tectonic reconstructions/ocean floor and modelling mantle structure, highly recommends the Symposium in this summary.
Research fellows Olivier Galland and Caroline Sassier describe geotrail hightlights of the Andean Geotrail trip in the latest version of Geo ExPro. On the trip they visited (on bike) the national park Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile.
Glaciologists and other scientists and students from around the world met in Kathmandu in Nepal in the first week in March 2015. The venue was the International Symposium on Glaciology in High Mountain Asia. PhD student Désirée Treichler from the Department of Geosciences attended the academic program, and received a prize for best student presentation for her presentation about hydrological consequences of glacier mass changes in high mountain Asia.
Eleven geologists set out from Longyearbyen on the evening of the fourth of August 2014. Their destination – the far eastern island of Egdeøya in the Svalbard archipelago. The team included a newly employed PhD and a PostDoc attached to the Trias North project, along with senior scientific staff and collaborative team-members from as far away as Italy and the USA. The tasks for the team were several on this fieldwork.
Geologist and senior research fellow Henrik Svensen at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) and the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, was awarded the Toffen Prize 2015 for outstanding contribution to the popularization of geology. The prize was awarded at the Winter Conference for the Norwegian Geological Society, January 2015.