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.
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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.
Christmas came early for Associate Professor Jess McBeck who received a research grant from the Research Council of Norway.
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.