Research news and events

Research news

  • dawsen-house2-507px Arctic infrastructure under risk from permafrost thaw, scientists warn Dec. 12, 2018 11:55 AM

    The permafrost in the Arctic is thawing. Now a new study find that seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic in the next 30 years has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost. This despite if the climate change targets of the Paris Agreement is meet.

  • greenland-507px Hotspot volcanism on Greenland – A corridor in the North Atlantic forms volcanic landscape Nov. 16, 2018 3:20 PM

    Volcanic activity primarily focuses at plate boundaries on Earth. But volcanoes can also form far away from plate boundaries due to plumes of hot material rising from the Earth’s deep interior. Eventually this material reaches the surface and breaks through the Earth’s crust to form a volcano – a so-called “hotspot”. Scientists now present a theory of how this type of hotspot activity can explain massive, past volcanic eruptions in Greenland and in the North Atlantic.

Events

  • valentin-z Trial lecture: Valentin Zuchuat Feb. 26, 2019 10:15 AM

    Doctoral candidate Valentin Zuchuat at the Department of Geosciences will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Large scale basin development of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic Colorado Plateau, USA and its relation with orogenic phases

  • valentin-z Disputation: Valentin Zuchuat Feb. 26, 2019 1:15 PM

    Valentin Zuchuat at the Department of Geosciences will be defending his dissertation: Continental to Shallow Marine Transition in a Tide-Dominated, Low Accommodation basin - Controlling Factors and Depositional Architecture

  • News from the Arctic Ocean: Linking Tectonics, Oceans, and Climate Feb. 28, 2019 1:15 PM

    by

    John Hopper

    From Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Denmark