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The board of the Department of Geociences

The board of the Department of Geociences consists of representatives from both permanent and temporary academic staff, students, technical and administrative staff, as well as an external representative. Representatives of students and temporary employees are elected for one year, the other for four years. The current term is from 1.1.2017 to 31.12.2020.

Chairman of the bard is the Head of the Department (if absence: the Deputy Head).

Head of Department: Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle

Deputy Head of Department: Annik M. Myhre

Members of the Board:

Academic staff

  • Jens Jahren
  • Lena Merete Tallaksen
  • Trond Helge Torsvik

Alternate members
1: Elisabeth Alve, 2: Andreas Max Kääb

External representative

  • Arvid Nøttvedt, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Technical/administrative staff

  • Michel Heeremans

Alternate members
1: Thor A. Thorsen, 2: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot

Temporary academic staff

  • Desiree Treichler

Alternate members
1:  –


  • Alain-Fabrice Ndayishimiye (1.). Vara: Anna Vårheim
  • Ellen Birgitte Folgerø (2.). Vara: Marie Foldøy Solheim

Contact information for the student representants, see this webpage.


  • Anne Catrhine Modahl (referent)
  • Helge Hellevang (HSE-safety deputy)