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.
Early in December, it became known that four INTPART-projects at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UiO, receive funding from NFR. One of the lucky ones is Adriano Mazzini, a researcher at CEED / Department of Geosciences.
Several researchers from LATICE will present their work at the AGU Fall Meeting 2018 in Washington, US. The Fall Meeting bring together geoscientists from all over the world to a conference covering all disciplines of the Earth and space sciences.
European Geosciences Union: EGU recently announced who will receive awards and medals for 2019. Researcher Mathew Domeier at CEED and the Department of Geosciences will be honoured for his contributions. Domeier is awarded the Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists for 2019.
European Geophysical Union: EGU has recently announced who gets awards and medals for 2019. One of the lucky ones is Professor of geomatics Andreas Max Kääb, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo who is awarded the Louis Agassiz Medal for 2019.
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.
Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics/CEED will award the Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences. The award goes to a woman who through PhD or postdoctoral work has made a significant contribution to research in Geosciences.
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.
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.
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.
2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the Kavli Prize, which recognizes scientists for major advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience—the big, the small, and the complex.
Are you interested in a PhD or Postdoc position within geosciences at University of Oslo? Department of Geosciences is recruiting in thirteen (up to 15) positions just now! Find more information about the vacancies on our webpages.
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.
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.