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02.10.2019 11:00 - 02.10.2019 12:00
Presserommet, Media City Bergen

Vi skal granske FN tala om hav og is

Onsdag sist veke la FNs klimapanel fram sin siste rapport om hav og is. Panelet varslar der om stor havnivåauking blant anna på grunn av meir issmelting på Sørpolkontinentet (Antarktis), men kunnskapen om kva som vil skje med isen på Sørpolen er mangelfull. Tala i rapporten er usikre og meir forsking må til.

Denne forskinga startar vi no opp gjennom eit nytt stort EU (Horisont 2020) prosjekt med namnet Tipping Points in Antarctic Climate Components (TiPACCs). I prosjektet skal det sjekkast ut om det er vippepunkt («Tipping Point») i det Antarktiske klimasystemet. Det betyr punkt der akselerasjonen på temperaturen i havet aukar. Slike vippepunkt kan føre til hurtig og uventa auka smelting av isen.

NORCE leier arbeidet i TiPACCs prosjektet i tett samarbeid med nokre av Europas største forskingsinstitutt og deira fremste ekspertar på hav og is i Antarktis. Store og avanserte datamaskinmodellar skal brukast til å studere kva som skjer med isen på sørpolen og i havet utanfor slik at FNs klimapanel neste gong kan gi eit meir sikkert varsel om kor mykje havnivået vil stige.

Førstkommande onsdag er det Kick-off her i Bergen og i forkant av vårt forskarmøte inviterer vi til informasjonsmøte for pressa. Hit kjem nokre av nøkkelforskarane frå prosjektet. Det vert korte innleiingar og tid er sett av til intervju og spørsmål til forskarane.

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02.10.2019 15:00 - 02.10.2019 16:00
Palstrat Salen, 2 floor Dept. of Earth science

IQW: Reconstructing long-term biogeochemical cycling from lakes using paleogenomics

Dear all,

 

Welcome to this week’s webinar with Alexandra Rouillard from UiT.

 

Who: Alexandra Rouillard, University of Tromso

What: Reconstructing long-term biogeochemical cycling from lakes using paleogenomics

When: Wednesday the 2 of October

Where: Palstrat Salen, 2 floor Depth of Earth science

 

Reading: Alexandra has recommended 2 papers connected to the topic of her talk. These can be found here:

https://blogs.umass.edu/csrc/quaternary-webinar/

 

For remote access using phone, tablet or computer:

 

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/230912090

 

A recording of Alexandra's talk will be posted on the Webinar web site within 24 hours of her presentation (if all goes well...!)

 

Cheers,

Josten

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Professor Jostein Bakke

Head of Quaternary Earth Systems Group

08.10.2019 08:30 - 08.10.2019 13:00
UIB and BCCR

Jørgen Randers from BI visiting UiB and the Bjerknes Centre

On Tuesday Oct 8 Jørgen Randers from BI will visit UiB and the Bjerknes Centre. From 8:30 to 10:00 Jørgen Randers will give a talk based on the «transformation» report at the «Forum for science and democracy» (breakfast from 0800) at Christie Café. The talk is open to all (in Norwegian).

At 11:00 - 13:00 he will visit the Bjerknes Centre and present the low-complexity ESCIMO model (
http://www.2052.info/escimo/). He will discuss the model and its results, and would like to have feedback on both. If you want to attend the meeting with Jørgen Randers here at Bjerknes, please give me a word so lunch can be ordered (I know it is not the best day due to autumn vacations and also the COMPACT pre-workshop). It will be in the large meeting room in the Vest Ving (Bjerknes).

 

Jørgen Randers is one of the pioneers within sustainability and planetary boundaries research (e.g. co-authored the famous «Limits to growth» book in 1972) and is still active (e.g. lead author of the «Transfomation is feasible» report with Stockholm Resilience Centre, 2018). See his bio here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B8rgen_Randers.

Tore

09.10.2019 15:00 - 09.10.2019 16:00
Palstratsalen, 2 floor, Realfagsbygget, Allegateen 41

IQW: ALAN CONDRON - Troubles in Paleoclimatology: The deglacial meltwater problem

Dear all,

 

Welcome to this week’s webinar with Alan Codnron, very interesting topic that hopefully engange a lot of people in the Bjerknes community!

 

Who: Alan Condron, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

What: Troubles in Paleoclimatology: The deglacial meltwater problem

Where: Palstratsalen, 2 floor, Realfagsbygget, Allegaten 41

When: today Wednesday the 9 of September at 15:00

 

Recommended reading: https://blogs.umass.edu/csrc/quaternary-webinar/

 

Zoom Login information:

 

 

 

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/413998922

 

A recording of Alan's talk will be posted on the Webinar web site within 24 hours of her presentation (if all goes well...!)

 

Cheers,

Jostein

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Professor Jostein Bakke

Head of Quaternary Earth Systems Group

14.10.2019 14:15 - 14.10.2019 15:00
Bjerknes lecture room 4020, Jahnebakken 5

Seminar: Oceans Melting Greenland: NASA's 5-year mission to observe ocean and ice changes around the Greenland Ice Sheet

Name of speaker: Dr. Ian Fenty .Affiliation: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech. Please find abstract and bio via link. 

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15.10.2019 14:15 - 15.10.2019 15:00
BCCR lecture room 4020, Jahnebakken 5

Seminar talk: Ocean Research at the University of Western Australia: Investigating the Response of Australia's Coastline to a Changing Climate

Name of speakers: Justin Geldard and Carly Portch. Affiliation: The University of Western Australia

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16.10.2019 11:00 - 16.10.2019 12:30
BCCR lecture room 4020, Jahnebakken 5

Seminar: Phase-resolving spatio-temporal wave measurements using stereo imaging for model and laboratory studies

Name: Alvise Benetazzo, affiliation: ISMAR-CNR, Italy. Please find abstract via link.

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16.10.2019 15:00 - 16.10.2019 16:00
Palstrat. Salen, 2 floor, Department of Earth science, Allégaten 41, Realfagsbygget

IQW webinar: Revised marine14C chronologies suggest that a collapse of Eurasian icesheets 14,600 years ago was a major source of global Meltwater Pulse 1a

Dear all,

 

Welcome to this week´s webinar that will be broadcasted from Bergen. Please come and join us in Palstrat salen and support Jo!

 

What: Revised marine14C chronologies suggest that a collapse of Eurasian icesheets 14,600 years ago was a major source of global Meltwater Pulse 1a

Who: Jo Brendryen, University of Bergen

When: Wedenesday the 16 of October, at 15:00

Where: Palstrat. Salen, 2 floor, Department of Earth science, Allégaten 41, Realfaggsbygget

 

Jo has recommended papers connected to the topic of his talk. These can be found here:

https://blogs.umass.edu/csrc/quaternary-webinar/

 

Remote access using Zoom:

 

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/118858624

 

A recording of Jo's talk will be posted on the Webinar web site in due course...

18.10.2019 10:00 - 18.10.2019 11:00
BCCR lecture room 4020, Jahnebakken 5

Seminar: Floating North with the MicroCT

Name of speaker: Amy Macfarlane. Affiliation: Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research. Please find abstract and bio via link. 

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21.10.2019 11:15 - 21.10.2019 12:00
Nansen Center, Thormøhlensgate 47

NERSC seminar: Chasing Water: How ocean currents transport plastic and plankton around the globe

Dear All,

 

Welcome to seminar by Dr. Erik van Sebille in the Lecture room at the Nansen Center, Monday October 21 at 11:15:


Title:

Chasing Water: How ocean currents transport plastic and plankton around the globe
Dr. Erik van Sebille - Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University, Netherlands

The ocean is in constant motion, with water circulating within and flowing between basins. As the water moves around, it carries heat and nutrients, as well as planktonic organisms and plastic litter around the globe.
The most natural way to study the pathways of water and the connections between ocean basins is using particle trajectories. The trajectories can come from computing of virtual floats in high-resolution ocean models.
In this seminar, Erik will give an overview of some recent work with Lagrangian particles. He will introduce the new open-source
oceanparcels.org framework and show applications to marine microbiology and ecology, palaeoclimatology and plastic pollution. Central to each of these studies is the question on how connected the different ocean basins are, and on what time scales water flows between the different regions of the ocean.

21.10.2019 13:15 - 21.10.2019 15:00
VilVite Auditorium, Thormøhlensgate 51

Disputas: Francesca Jaroszynska

Title of thesis: "Climate and biotic interactions – Drivers of plant community structure and ecosystem functioning in alpine grasslands" Please follow link for more information.

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21.10.2019 14:15 - 21.10.2019 15:00
BCCR Lecture room 4020

Seminar talk: Seasonal and interannual climate reconstructions derived from fossil giant clam shells (Tridacna) from the Western Pacific Warm Pool : implications for paleoENSO studies.

Name of speaker: Mary Elliot. Affiliation: Université de Nantes, LPG, on sabbatical in NORCE. Please find abstract via link. 

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22.10.2019 14:15 - 22.10.2019 15:00
BCCR lecture room 4020, Jahnebakken 5

Seminar talk: Changes in ocean water masses reveal excess heat distribution in the climate system

Name: of speaker: Jan Zika. Affiliation: UNSW, Australia. Please find abstract via link. 

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22.10.2019 16:00 - 22.10.2019 17:30
Media City Bergen

A 100 000 year aquatic journey with our southern African ancestors

ALL WELCOME

 

A 100 000 year aquatic journey with our southern African ancestors

 

A Talk by Craig Foster – filmmaker, warrior of marine conservation and intrepid explorer of early human origins is coming to Bergen on October 22nd to show-case his award-winning films and talk about his dedication to protect and explore the ocean and his work with SapienCE at UiB

 

Date: 22.10.2019 - Time: 16.00–17.30

Media City Bergen

 

You can see a preview of one of his movies on You Tube here

https://www.uib.no/en/sapience/130244/100-000-year-aquatic-journey-our-southern-african-ancestors

 

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23.10.2019 14:15 - 23.10.2019 15:00
BCCR lecture room 4020, Jahnebakken 5

Seminar talk: Early glaciations and fjord formation in N and NE Greenland and Scandinavia

Name of speaker: Vivi Kathrine Pedersen. Affiliation: Aarhus University. Please find abstract via link. 

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29.10.2019 14:15 - 29.10.2019 15:00
BCCR lecture room 4020, Jahnebakken 5

Seminar talk: Investigating a cold-air outbreak over the Iceland Sea during the Iceland-Greenland Seas Project field campaign

Name of speaker: Chris Barrell. Affiliation: University of East Anglia, UK. Please find abstract via link. 

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30.10.2019 09:00 - 30.10.2019 16:00
K.G. Jebsen Seminarrom, Realfagbygget 4th floor,

Coastal Change 21st Century

Coastal Change 21st Century at GEO - for programme, se link.

 

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