American Geophysical Union had recently its big annual fall meeting in San Francisco. Here participated PhD fellow Solveig Havstad Winsvold, Department of Geosciences. She presented a new way to measure glaciers, now mentioned in an article by NASA SCIENCE.
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.
Presentations from the LATICE network seminar at The Natural History Museum (UiO) in Oslo 9/10 November 2016.
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.
4th of November is the date for kick-off for the Paris Climate Agreement but also for a new Norwegian CCS research centre; NCCS - Industry driven innovation for fast track CCS deployment.
Opportunities for research in paleo- and rock magnetism at the Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory (IGGL), University of Oslo, Norway with the Ivar Giæver Visiting Fellowship Program (spring 2017). Application deadline is November 30, 2016.
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites have found signs of an ongoing glacier dislocation between two recent massive ice avalanches in Tibet.
Sentinels team up reporting 12. October.
Professor of meteorology Jón Egill Kristjánsson in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo passed away in a tragic accident in Jotunheimen National Park on the 14th of August, 2016, at age 55.
CEED - Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics at Department of gescoences/UIO recently launched a brand new website for the Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory. This is a National Norwegian research laboratory and research infrastructure for geomagnetism, supported by CEED and the Norwegian Research Council of Norway.
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.
In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to promote public awareness of the issue. The European Drought Centre mark this day by publish online a talk of Henny A.J. Van Lanen, EDC / Wageningen University on: Large-scale drought: a pan-European view of the hazard, impacts and adaptation
Congratulations to Research fellow Thorben Dunse, Department of Geosciences, one of two early career scientists nominated for the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) 2016 Early Career Scientist Prize.
Department of Geosciences participates in the FME centre SUCCESS which does research on CO2 storage. The SUCCESS centre is in 2016 entering into the final two years and is now in the phase of concluding its work. The last year’s annual report is now available at web.
The EGU General Assembly 2016 bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Three young researchers from LATICE will present their work at the conference.
Congratulations to PhD Research fellow Felix Matt, Department of Geosciences for winning the Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) for his talk about the impact of aerosols on the cryosphere. The presentation was given at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting this past December.
Five Japanese PhD students and several academic staff from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, followed this year the course GEO9440 - Cryospheric modeling, provided by the Department of Geosciences. All of them participated in the exchange project CryoEAST, supported by the High North Programme/DIKU.