Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo leads the project with Prof. Per Aagaard as the project leader.
In 2003 the three departments Department of Geophysics, Department of Physical Geography and Department of Geology was merged to Department of Geosciences. This has made the department one of the largest and widest geosciences teaching and research institutions in Norway. Our students are recruited to both governmental departments and institutions connected to natural resources, water, climate and environment as well as the industry.
The research at the department keeps high international standards, and the staff covers a wide range of disciplines in physical geography, geology, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology and oceanography. The department have been active in petroleum research since the very start of offshore hydrocarbon exploration in Norwegian sector. The department have are extensive research in tectonics and structural geology, seismology and geodynamics.
Furthermore, the research is in strategic sectors as natural resources like energy and water as well as climate and physical environment. The environmental research is focused on dispersion and effects of pollutants in the soil and subsurface as well as in the ocean and atmosphere.
University of Oslo (UiO)
The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education. It was founded in 1811 when Norway was still under Danish rule. Today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners indicates the quality of the research at the University.