How dangerous is it, how long will it last, and what happens if you go near liquid lava? Here, UiO researcher and volcano expert Olivier Galland writes about everything you need to know about the volcanic eruption on La Palma on the Spanish Canary Islands.
News and "In media" articles where researchers from the Section for Physics of Geological Processes (GEO-PGP) have contributed. The list is not exhaustive and postings are mostly Norwegian.
Professor François Renard, Department of Geosciences and the Njord Centrehas received an ERC Advanced Grant for the project Break-Through Rocks (BREAK). One goal is to gain more knowledge about what triggers powerful earthquakes, and if there are signals that alert such large earthquakes.
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.
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.
Siden januar i år har det vært registrert økt vulkansk aktivitet ved Grindavik på halvøya Reykjanes, sør på Island. Det er målt flere jordskjelv og bakken har hevet seg. Det er liv i vulkanen Þorbjörn. Olivier Galland, ekspert på vulkaner, stiller spørsmål om vi er beredt på et utbrudd i sin Viten-artikkel.
Deep intracontinental earthquakes are poorly understood, despite their potential to cause significant destruction. In a recently published article in Nature Communications, a study done in Lofoten by an international project led by Njord's Luca Menegon, has shed new light on the mechanisms through which earthquakes are triggered up to 40km beneath the earth’s surface. With the insight from this study, researchers hope to be able to help at-risk communities in the future from the danger these earthquakes poses.
Med utgangspunkt i det pågående utbruddet til vulkanen Taal på Filippinene er vulkanekspert Olivier Galland intervjuet i P2/NRK om farlige vulkaner i verden. Hør radiointervjuet i Studio2, 13. januar 2020 om Taal-utbruddet, og om tre potensielt farlige vulkaner som ligger nær Norge.
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.
The 25-29 of November 2019 is the time for the sixth conference and workshop in the LASI network. Olivier Galland from GEO-PGP and The Njord Centre is the main organiser of the conference, which gather geoscientists from all the world. Venue is Malargüe in Argentina.