2018

Arctic cryosphere: Researchers want to map circulation patterns of icebergs in cold waters. Icebergs represents a potential risk for maritime transportation in the North. Illustration picture: Colourbox.com
Published Dec. 19, 2018 9:28 AM

The American Geophysical Union has had recently its fall meeting, 10-14. December in Washington DC. Researcher in geomatics and remote sensing, Bas Altena was here presenting his research on circulation patterns of icebergs in an icy fjord of Greenland. This is the first presentation of ongoing research conducted in the project ICEFLOW.

The Hive Workshop took place 18.9.2018 at UiO. A total of 20 participants used the opportunity to learn more about this eInfrastructure initiative to establish a hub at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo for projects integrating technological development.
Published Sep. 24, 2018 12:15 PM

The UiO Hive team helt 18 of September a kick off meeting (Workshop) for the UiO eInfrastructure hub Hive at Åpen Sonen, IFI. The goal for UiO Hive is to establish a hub around which participants can collaborate on this interdisciplinary project, where students can find fruitful projects topics and support to realize projects bridging across disciplines.

Analytical Chemistry: Michael Sigl from PSI / Switzerland lectures on traces of Icelandic volcanic eruptions between 500-1250 AD detected in ice cores. The VIKINGS project is interdisciplinary and involves many researchers. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot
Published Sep. 7, 2018 12:49 PM

The Department of Geosciences has several externally financed projects, in 2017 external research support contributed 50% of the department's economy. On Monday the 27th of August there was a start-up meeting for one of the newest projects - Volcanic Eruptions and their Impacts on Climate, Environment, and Viking Society in 500-1250 CE (VIKINGS). The project is supported by FRIPRO/Toppforsk/FRINATEK.

Diabasodden: Course participants during the field excursion in Sassenfjorden.
Published Aug. 17, 2018 1:49 PM

The PhD course "Arctic tectonics, volcanism and climate" was held early August in the high north. The intensive week-long course held in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, brought together 15 students and 11 lecturers from 9 universities around the world. The course was funded through the DEEP Research School and the NOR-R-AM project, and UNIS.

Glaciers and fjord ice in Northern Greenland observed by the Sentinel-2 satellite. Photo: Copernicus/ESA
Published July 17, 2018 12:40 PM

A freshly graduated PhD in geomatics from the University of Oslo, Bas Altena, have been granted a postdoc grant from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Living Planet Fellowship program. With this fellowship he will explore new ways to exploit satellite data from the Copernicus program in combination with other satellites to help understand fast changes in the cryosphere.

Pangea with the The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province in red. Illustration: Research team/CEED
Published Feb. 2, 2018 4:54 PM

The End-Triassic extinction is one of the largest mass extinctions in the history of Earth. It has been hypothesized that greenhouse gases released from volcanic activity of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) triggered the extinction. New models in a recent study demonstrate that large-scale gas generation followed the sill emplacement of CAMP in sedimentary basins in northern Brazil.

Film: Triassic North Project - Svalbard Field Excursion (July 22 - 30 July 2016). Photo: Leif Bjørnar Henriksen
Published Jan. 3, 2018 1:06 PM

The Trias North Project has staged several field trips to Svalbard. In 2016 we invited our industrial partners to join us on an excursion. This resulted in a great movie from one of the participating partners, namely Leif Bjørnar Henriksen (Statoil) and his impressions from the field trip to Svalbard this summer of 2016. The film is available at YouTube and is around 30 minutes long.