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LATICE og EarthFlows forlenges som strategiske endringsmiljø ved MN-fakultetet.
Published Jan. 3, 2019 1:21 PM

De to tverrfaglige forskergruppene EarthFlows og LATICE får forlengelse som endringsmiljø ved Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet, UiO. Med forlengelsen følger det med tre ph.d. stillinger til hvert forskningsmiljø frem til 2022.

Arctic cryosphere: Researchers want to map circulation patterns of icebergs in cold waters. Icebergs represents a potential risk for maritime transportation in the North. Illustration picture:
Published Dec. 19, 2018 9:28 AM

The American Geophysical Union has had recently its fall meeting, 10-14. December in Washington DC. Researcher in geomatics and remote sensing, Bas Altena was here presenting his research on circulation patterns of icebergs in an icy fjord of Greenland. This is the first presentation of ongoing research conducted in the project ICEFLOW.

The Hive Workshop took place 18.9.2018 at UiO. A total of 20 participants used the opportunity to learn more about this eInfrastructure initiative to establish a hub at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo for projects integrating technological development.
Published Sep. 24, 2018 12:15 PM

The UiO Hive team helt 18 of September a kick off meeting (Workshop) for the UiO eInfrastructure hub Hive at Åpen Sonen, IFI. The goal for UiO Hive is to establish a hub around which participants can collaborate on this interdisciplinary project, where students can find fruitful projects topics and support to realize projects bridging across disciplines.

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.

An front of a glacier at Svalbard meet the ocean. Illustration photo:
Published Dec. 1, 2017 3:04 PM

Glaciers are in constant motion forward, but now and then some of them have very fast movements forward - a surge - and loose much of its ice mass in the front. Scientists try to understand the physics and the icemass loss in these movements. Four of University of Oslo's experts in glaciology and remote sensing at Department of Geosciences are now interviewed in an article in the scientific journal Science about claciers and surging events. 

Combined images processed by Andreas Max Kääb from the Sentinel 1 radar satellites. Images: Andreas Kääb/UiO, satellite data by EU/ESA Copernicus. More detailed picture below in the article.
Published Oct. 26, 2017 12:34 PM

Southern Norway has been hit several times by exceptionally heavy rain and following flooding in October 2017. The cloud cover during such rain events makes it difficult to get an overview over the flooded areas from air and space. But the new European Sentinel 1A and 1B radar satellites can look through the clouds, and give an accurate and timely overview over the affected areas

The Langfjordjøkulen in Finnmark has decreased in the recent years. This picture is taken July 16, 2016 where you see the front of the glacier at the end of the valley. The ice tongue has retreated throughout the valley during about a 100 years period. Photo: Jonas Paulsen
Published Aug. 31, 2017 3:00 PM

There are many glaciers in the Norwegian landscape. They are at risk of decline drastically and perhaps disappearing due to a warmer climate. Especially exposed are the glaciers in Northern Norway and the smallest glaciers. Interview with Solveig Havstad Winsvold in the newspaper Morgenbladet in the column 'The doctor answers' in June.