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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.