Environmental Geosciences present a holistic understanding of the mechanisms and parameters influencing and modifying ecological conditions on Earth. It aims to critically assess current and potential environmental challenges from local to global scales within the framework of Sustainable Development for harmony between people and the planet. We work to understand how fluid-rock interactions and the flow and transport of fluids and solutes alter geoenergy and geoenvironmental systems.
Development of subsurface and surface natural resources, production and consummation of commodities, and human industrial activities may adversely impact Earth's environment. Environmental Geosciences is the study of the natural processes controlling our environment and the consequences of human activities.
Inspection of a sediment core on the university's vessel F / F Trygve Braarud in the inner Oslofjord. Photo: Silvia Hess