Sara Callegaro is granted a "Young Research Talents" project from NFR (the Research Council of Norway). The research project title is MAPLES: Magma Plays with Sedimentary Rocks - Element exchange between magma, sedimentary host-rocks and environment.
Leaving today, 6th of December, Adriano Mazzini a researcher from GEO/CEED/UIO will be part of the 35th Italian expedition to the Dry Valleys of Antartica. Permafrost in the Dry Valleys store huge amounts of greenhouse gasses.
Friday 22. Nov. was the Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences awarded for the second time. The award goes to a woman who through her Ph.D. or postdoctoral work has made a significant contribution to geoscientific research. The award is presented by CEED and the Dept. of Geosciences, UiO, and it was Andreia Plaza-Faverola, UiT, who became the award winner for 2019.
Professor of geophysics Trond H. Torsvik from CEED and the Department of Geosciences, and Professor II of meteorology Michael Schultz, the GEO-department and The Norwegian Meteorological Institute appear on the Web of Science Group's list over global highly cited researchers. The list is based on citation on the 1 % top articles by field for 2008-18.
The 25-29 of November 2019 is the time for the sixth conference and workshop in the LASI network. Olivier Galland from GEO-PGP and The Njord Centre is the main organiser of the conference, which gather geoscientists from all the world. Venue is Malargüe in Argentina.
PhD Day is an annual event organized each year by the UiO Science Library, in collaboration with the MN-faculty. There are scheduled lectures, and a poster session in which fellows at the faculty are invited to participate. This year Marius Lambert, Department of Geosciences won the award for the best poster. The competition was fierce.
Following the discoveries of oil in the North Sea, considerable efforts were made at Norwegian universities to do research and teaching in petroleum geology, not only in traditional geology. A UiO professor who committed to building up Norwegian expertise in petroleum geology has now written about the early Norwegian oil history.
We are happy to announce that a photograph taken by Njord's researcher Olivier Galland is featured as the cover of the most recent issue of GeoExPro.
Based on over 30 years of experience in modelling and numerical calculations, Professor Lars Petter Røed at the Department of Geosciences has written the textbook 'Atmospheres and Oceans on Computers'. The textbook summarises numerical methods for calculating atmospheric and ocean currents. Computer power is increasingly used in geosciences. Numerical calculations is the key.
Members of the MAGPIE (Magnetotelluric Analysis for Greenland and Postglacial Isostatic Evolution) project at Dept. of Geosciences & CEED have spent much of June on the ice sheet of Greenland. Now nearing its completion, the campaign was a great success and has been documented day-by-day on the MAGPIE blog.
The FORCeS project coordinated by Stockholm University got recently a grant from EU Horizon 2020. With this project 20 research teams will contribute to more precise climate projections by reducing the uncertainty on how particles in the air affect climate. Trude Storelvmo at Department of Geosciences will lead one of the work packages in FORCeS.
The European Geosciences Union holds annually its General Assambly in Vienna, Austria in April. This is the largest conference for geoscientists in Europe, and it covers all subject fields under the 'geoscience umbrella'. For 2019 two scientists from University of Oslo got awards for their research in geosciences, respectively in geomatics/remote sensing and geology.
Vienna 8th of April: The European Geosciences Union (EGU) presented Professor Andreas Max Kääb, Department of Geosciences with the "Louis Agassiz Medal" of 2019. The medal is awarded to research efforts that are "outstanding", and the reasons from EGU for awarding Kääb the medal speak for themselves.
Are you a third-year bachelor- or masterprogramme student in geosciences at Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo? Would you be interested in doing a language course in Portuguese in Brazil? A intensive course in Portuguese will be offered in August at Federal University of Pará (UFPA), as a part of the GeoSource network project.