The flux-tower infrastructure at Finse is a robust research instrument with sensors to collect data for fluxes of heat, CO2 and H2O exchange processes in cold regions. Photo: LATICE, UiO
Published May 29, 2020 7:53 AM

The LATICE-Flux Infrastructure Lab consist of a stationary and a mobile eddy-covariance flux system. The stationary flux-tower is installed at the Finse Alpine Research Centre – Norway. Both the stationary and the mobile instruments measure energy-, CO2- and H2O-fluxes, in addition to standard meteorological parameters. The lab is built up and managed by the research group LATICE, Dept. of Geosciences, UiO.

Landing the drone after a successful flight by pilot and operator of the drone Trond Eiken, Senior Engineer at the Department of Geosciences. Photo: Sebastian Westermann, UiO
Published Oct. 22, 2019 12:05 PM

In the Drone Lab at Dept. of Geosciences we are operating drones to take high resolution photos of terrain and objects. The drones are operated by a certified pilot. The main drone, a Camflight C8 cover areas of more than 1 km2 in one flight with a ground res. of 3.5 cm at max altitude of 120 m. Lower height give higher resolution. Surveying of control points for georeferencing are offered by GNNS or classical surveying methods dependent on accuracy requirements. It is used in research and teaching, and services are also provided to external clients.

An example for a measurement instrument used in physical oceanography – the Ekman current meter which is used to measure flow in the water. Photo: Eyvind Aas, UiO
Published Oct. 17, 2019 3:31 PM

Several marine instruments are used in the field both in teaching activities in physical oceanography in the Oslo-fjord and for research activities at Department of Geosciences, UiO. The main instrument is the CTD (conductivity-temperature-depth) permanently mounted onboard on one of the UiOs research vessels – F/F Trygve Braarud.