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In August, Professor Emeritus Knut Bjørlykke at the Department of Geosciences finally got the result after a lot of work; A 2nd edition and expanded textbook in Petroleum Geoscience (2015). The book spans over a wide range of petroleum geology, from geophysics to sedimentary depositional environment to environmental geology. Several collegues contributed with articles in the book, which will be translated into Chinese.
At the beginning of June, Ilulissat, Greenland, played host to the international Climate Days. The final conference of the Nordic Centre of Excellence SVALI was part of the programme.
The Department of Geosciences has been ranked high for two subject areas in the QS World University Rankings for 2015. The research environment in geography, hydrology and geomatics (picture) advanced to 50th place, and the research environment for geology ranked between 51 and 100 in this international evaluation based on different criteria such as citations and academic reputation.
After over 35 years the Chinese Chang’E-3 mission is the first to visit and land on the lunar surface. CEED, University of Oslo postdoctoral researcher Zhiyong Xiao participates in the mission team, which has just published their first results in Science this week that reveals a vivid geological picture of the landing site on the moon.