2017

The Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain: Seafloor topography (bathymetry) of the Pacific showing the volcanos and submerged seamounts of the Hawaiian and Emperor Chains together with the 50 million-year-old bend between them. Image: Google Earth
Published Nov. 9, 2017 10:31 AM

Hawaii sits at the end of a chain of volcanoes running across the Pacific Ocean floor, but in the middle of this chain lies a bend of 60 degrees. For many decades geoscientists have struggled to explain exactly how and why this feature occurred around 50 Million years ago. A new study from CEED, sheds light on this long-standing geological controversy – A massive collision at the edge of the Pacific Ocean was the culprit.

Combined images processed by Andreas Max Kääb from the Sentinel 1 radar satellites. Images: Andreas Kääb/UiO, satellite data by EU/ESA Copernicus. More detailed picture below in the article.
Published Oct. 26, 2017 12:34 PM

Southern Norway has been hit several times by exceptionally heavy rain and following flooding in October 2017. The cloud cover during such rain events makes it difficult to get an overview over the flooded areas from air and space. But the new European Sentinel 1A and 1B radar satellites can look through the clouds, and give an accurate and timely overview over the affected areas

A proud editor presents the Chinese translation of the textbook Petroleum Geoscience: From Sedimentary Environments to Rock Physics. Knut Bjørlykke is the editor, here photographed outside the Geology building, UiO. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot / UiO
Published Aug. 31, 2017 9:47 AM

Professor Emeritus Knut Bjørlykke at the Department of Geosciences could recently proudly show the textbook Petroleum Geoscience in Chinese. The book, first time published in 2010, was revised and expanded in a second edition in 2015. In august 2017 it is also avaiable in Chinese.

The SUCCESS annual report 2016. Front page.
Published Aug. 25, 2017 4:20 PM

Department of Geosciences participates in the FME centre SUCCESS which does research on CO2 storage. The SUCCESS centre was 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.

On the cover: Aerial photos of decreasing permafrost taken by researchers from UiO on the front cover for the May issue of Nature Climate Change. Link to the journal.
Published May 10, 2017 2:58 PM

Aerial photos taken by drones are of great help for documenting changes at the ground for researchers at Department of Geosciences. Photos of the thawing of permafrost get attention, and in the May edition of the journal Nature Climate Change is one of their photos of decreasing permafrost in North of Norway chosen as a cover photo.

European Geosciences Union: General Assembly 2016 take place in Vienna in April. Photo: Colourbox.no
Published Apr. 19, 2017 9:45 AM

The EGU General Assembly 2017 bring together geoscientists from all over the world to a conference covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Also this year several researchers from LATICE will present their work at this conference.

Constructor :). Illustration: colourbox.com
Published Apr. 4, 2017 2:27 PM

It will be built a new classroom in connection with Auditorium 1 in the Geology building, Blindern. Auditorium 1-2 will therefore be closed from 18 April to tentatively Sept. 15, 2017. Also Visjonariet will be closed in certain periods.

Logo for four years-jubilee. Logo: CEED
Published Mar. 8, 2017 11:48 AM

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics was opened in March 2013, and is now in 2017 turned four SFF-year-old. CEED is a Center of Excellence (CEO) at University of Oslo, hosted by the Department of Geosciences.

Geilo: Poster session during the DEEP General Assembly at Geilo, Feb. 2017.
Published Mar. 7, 2017 9:47 AM

In February 2017 thirty members of the research school DEEP gathered at Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo for the first General Assembly in the research school network. Networking, lectures and a workshop were on the agenda, and some skiing of course.