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Geothermic activity - an ash cloud from the Earth's crust and cloudy sky.
Published May 5, 2020 1:20 PM

Since January this year it has been registered in increase in vulcano activity by Grindavik on Reykjanes in the southern part of Iceland. There has been several earthquakes and the ground has lifted. The vulcano Þorbjörn is alive, and in a recent article in Aftenposten Viten vulcano expert and Njord member Olivier Galland asks if we are prepared for an eruption.

Picture showing rocks with three light grey lines that are three examples of the shear zones described in the paper.
Published Mar. 19, 2020 11:18 AM

Deep intracontinental earthquakes are poorly understood, despite their potential to cause significant destruction. In a recently published article in Nature Communications, a study done in Lofoten by an international project led by Njord's Luca Menegon, has shed new light on the mechanisms through which earthquakes are triggered up to 40km beneath the earth’s surface. With the insight from this study, researchers hope to be able to help at-risk communities in the future from the danger these earthquakes poses.

Illustration of the Corona-virus. White ball with red spikes.
Published Mar. 19, 2020 10:25 AM

As the Corona-virus (COVID-19) hit Norway and the pandemic started spreading at a alarming speed, all the University of Oslo was as of March 12th 6PM closed down for all students and staff.

A black-and-white photo of a couple of men walking down the hill on their expedition in Lofoten.
Published Feb. 26, 2020 9:57 AM

In the documentary ‘Pseudotachylyte’, film maker Heidi Morstang follows a group of researchers, including Njord's Luca Menegon, on their expedition in Lofoten. The documentary aims to portray scientists exploring landscape; through the microscopic view of the world to an understanding of deep time. The beautiful images from picturesque Lofoten, the slow pace and the observing point of view gives the documentary an almost meditative effect and gives the audience room for reflection.

På Island finner vi vulkanen Katla som kan ha innvirkning på Norge ved utbrudd. Den ligger 1512 moh og 300–400 meter under den 595 km² store isbreen Mýrdalsjökull. Katla krateret har en diameter på 10 km. Foto: Chris 73/CC BY-SA 3.0
Publisert 14. jan. 2020 14:07

Med utgangspunkt i det pågående utbruddet til vulkanen Taal på Filippinene er vulkanekspert Olivier Galland intervjuet i P2/NRK om farlige vulkaner i verden.  Hør radiointervjuet i Studio2, 13. januar 2020 om Taal-utbruddet, og om tre potensielt farlige vulkaner som ligger nær Norge. 

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Published Oct. 18, 2019 3:05 PM

Together with the astronomer Jane X. Luu, Njord and PoreLab UiO professors Eirik Grude Flekkøy and Renaud Toussaint, may have identified the solar system's largest dust bunny.  

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Published Sep. 6, 2019 2:51 PM

This fall Njord welcomes associate professor Luca Menegon, post doctoral fellow Fabian Barras, and doctoral research fellows Joachim Falck Brodin, Zakarias Laberg and Vidar Skogvoll.

A glacier flowing out from a mountain range.
Published Jan. 4, 2019 4:24 PM

The cross-disiplinary group EarthFlows has been granted an extension for the period as a research Group. This means financing for Three more Doctoral Research Fellow- or Postdoctoral Research Fellow-positions, between 2019 and 2022.

To the left prof. Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, a bald man wearing a suit and smiling. To the right Joanna Dziatkowiec, a woman with long blond hair in black shirt.
Published Dec. 12, 2018 5:01 PM

Both prof. Anders Malthe-Sørenssen and Doctoral Research Fellow Joanna Dziadkowiec have been granted Fripro-funding from NFR for their projects. As the overall success rate for applications for funding from NFR this round was at only 3 %, we are thrilled that Njord's successrate was 33 %!