2020

About the epic journey through the contrasting landscape of the Bolivian high mountain landscape, Altiplano, read the cover story in GEO ExPro, September 2020. Photo: Olivier Galland og Caroline Sassier/UiO. Ill: GK/GEO
Published Oct. 20, 2020 12:44 PM

In a tent in minus 17 degrees in the Bolivian high mountain plateau, Altiplano, a desert that looks like a painting by Salvador Dalí, the world's largest salt flat. These are just some of the experiences Olivier Galland and Caroline Sassier write about in GEO ExPro from their journey by bike along the mighty landscape of the Andes in South America.

Logo: Porous Media Tea Time Talks 
Published Sep. 23, 2020 2:05 PM

In June 2020 a team of six scientist in porous media research started up a webinar and YouTube channel for young researchers in porous media/CCS. The new effort for online presentations, contact and networking within the group of scientists from several countries make it possible to interact efficient without the need of travelling.

The Permian-Triassic boundary is outcropping in the stream bed of Deltadalen, Svalbard. A 100-meter-long core was drilled one kilometer south of the outcrop in 2014, recovering the boundary interval. The Grusryggen mountain in the background. View to the south. (Photo: Julian Janocha.
Published Aug. 17, 2020 5:00 PM

A new study led by Dr. Martin Schobben (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin), with co-authors from the Dept. for Geosciences (UiO), describes the causal chains between environmental changes and mass extinction at the Permian-Triassic boundary about 252 million years ago. From this study, scientists can get a glimpse of what might happen to biodiversity under the predicted global warming in the near future. New publication in Nature Geoscience.

MetOs moved to Kristine Bonnevies hus in June 2020. Photo: GKT/UiO
Published July 31, 2020 1:28 PM

Just before the summer, Section for Meteorology and Oceanography, Dept. of Geosciences moved from temporary premises at Ullevål Stadium to the Blindern campus. Now they are finally in place in nice newly renovated premises on the 2nd floor of Kristine Bonnevies hus.

Research on the Earth and the climate is among subjects which have given UiO a place among the best. Illustration: Colourbox.com
Published May 19, 2020 12:47 PM

Researchers in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo achieve a high score on the Nature Index for 2020. Their research is now ranked 8th in Europe, and 3rd in Europe outside the UK.

The University of Oslo Library with NGWM-conference banners: Hans Arne Nakrem/UiO
Published Jan. 17, 2020 3:34 PM

The 34. Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (NGWM20) was held 8-10. January 2020 at the University of Oslo. For the first time it was a own session for "Geoeducation" on the programme. With over 50 participants this was well visited. Here are some photos. 

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Published Jan. 15, 2020 7:49 AM

Earth’s relief is in continuous change; mountains are eroded by wind and water, the valleys, seas and oceans are filling up with the scoured sediments, and the continents get thinner or thicker during these processes. But this is not all! Deep down, sometimes hundred of kilometres from the surface, much slower forces at work carving the continents upside down. New work published in Nature Communications reveals just that for Africa!

34th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (NGWM20), 8-10. January 2020, Oslo (UiO). Poster: NGF
Published Jan. 8, 2020 3:53 PM

The 34th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (NGWM20) was opened Wednesday 8th January. The Geological Society of Norway is organizer with Dept. of Geosciences, NHM and The Science Library as contributors. Venue is University of Oslo, Blindern. The conference is fully-packed.

Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo.
Published Jan. 2, 2020 1:56 PM

The Department of Geosciences receives funding for six new projects from the Fri prosjektstøtte / FRIPRO program from the Research Council of Norway (NFR). This was announced December 18 last year. A total of three research projects as well as three projects in the "Young Research Talents" category are supported.