Bjerknessenteret for klimaforskning er et samarbeid mellom Universitetet i Bergen, Uni Research, Nansensenteret og Havforskningsinstituttet. 

Fra øverst mot venstre: Jens H. Christensen, Colin Jones, Gunhild Rosqvist, og Claire Waelbroeck.
Nederst fra venstre: Tapio Schneider, Dorothee Bakker, Fiamma Straneo, og Magdalena Balmaseda.

Her er Bjerknessenterets nye vitenskaplige råd

Denne uken samles det nye rådet i Bergen til Bjerknessenterets årsmøte. 

Fem kvinner og tre menn, alle respekterte klimaforskere fra begge sider av Atlanteren, utgjør det nye vitenskaplige rådet til Bjerknessenteret. Mandag og tirsdag denne uken samles Bjerknessenteret til årsmøte og møter det nye rådet.

Her er det nye rådet - presentasjon på engelsk:


Jens H. Christensen

Who: Jens H. Christensen, Lead Scientist, regional climate at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute and an Adjunct Professor, the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Expertise: Climate physics and modelling, meteorology

Denmark’s Jens H. Christensen is a familiar face at the Bjerknes Centre. He is the veteran in the new council, and has been in the BCCR SAC since 2013. Christensen has a long term involvement with the IPCC and was a coordinating lead author on both the IPCC Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports. Christensen is also one of the Principal Investigators in the large Bergen-Copenhagen project ice2ice. This project takes him regularly to Bergen.

Christensen could not make it to Bergen for the SAC meeting this year.


Gunhild Rosqvist

Who: Gunhild Rosqvist, Professor at Stockholm University, Sweden

Expertise: Paleoclimates, Polar & alpine climate change seasonal to centennial scale.

Gunhild Rosquist is among colleagues and friends mainly known as Ninis. She has for three years been appointed professor 2 at the Department of Earth Science, and is therefore well known among the paleogeologists in Bergen. Her current research is more focused on the effect of climate change on society in the Arctic.


Dorothee Bakker

Who: Dorothee Bakker, Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, UK

Expertise: Marine biogeochemistry, the carbon cycle and ocean acidification with expertise on the European shelf seas, the Atlantic Ocean and the Southern Ocean. Field observations, process studies, time series and data synthesis.

Dorothee Bakker is currently investigating carbon cycling in UK shelf seas and the Southern Ocean.  Data quality and access to marine biogeochemical data are extremely important, and she contributes to these aims as chair of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT), a high-profile activity by the international marine carbon research community. Dorothee has been part of several research projects, for example CarboChange, Ocean Acidification Research and BlueCarbon.


Tapio Schneider

Who: Tapio Schneider. Professor at California Institute of Technology, USA.

Expertise: Atmosphere and climate dynamics; dynamics of clouds and boundary layers

Tapio Schneider has worked on the large-scale atmosphere and climate dynamics of Earth and other planets, developing theories for circulation features such as storm tracks, monsoons, and the Hadley circulation. More recently, he has begun investigations of cloud feedbacks, using satellite data and large-eddy simulations, with the goal to develop new and improved parameterizations of clouds and the planetary boundary layer for climate models. He has spent most of his scientific career in the U.S., since 2002 at Caltech, with a stint (2013-2016) at ETH Zurich in Switzerland.


Fiamma Straneo

Who: Fiammetta Straneo, Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA.

Expertise: Physical oceanography, high latitude oceans and climate, ice sheet/oceans interactions, dense water formation and overturning circulation. Focus: North Atlantic and Arctic.

Fiammetta Straneo, or Fiamma, is a well-known figure in Bergen. She is a physical oceanographer focusing on the high latitude North Atlantic and Arctic oceans and their role in climate and climate variability. Much of her recent work has focused on the causes and impacts of the recent changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet. Straneo has led over a dozen expeditions to Greenland or the North Atlantic. She teaches and advises students in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program. Straneo is a fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program, co-chair and founder of the Greenland Ice Sheet/Ocean Science Network (GRISO), chair of the Land-ice Team of SEARCH (Studies of Environmental Arctic Change), and a member of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Science Team. She was chosen as the Sverdrup Lecturer by the Ocean Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union in 2016.


Colin Jones

Who: Colin Jones, Professor in the Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, NCAS, based at the Met Office Hadley Centre, UK

Expertise: Earth system and climate modelling. atmospheric parameterization development, clous-aerosol and convection processes.

Colin Jones heads the joint Met Office/NERC UK Earth System Model (UKESM) project and the UKESM core development team. His primary role is to lead development and analysis of the next generation of UK Earth system models. He coordinates the EU Horizon 2020 project CRESCENDO, which brings together 24 Earth system modelling institutes from across Europe, including the leading 7 European Earth system models. CRESCENDO coordinates a European ESM contribution to CMIP6.


Magdalena Balmaseda

Who: Magdalena Balmaseda, Head of the Earth System Predictability Section at European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF), UK

Expertise: Oceanography, ocean modelling, climatology, meteorology, ENSO, Arctic ice. Field observations

Magdalena Balmaseda heads the Earth System Predictability Section at ECMWF, where she oversees research geared towards the improvement of initialized weather and climate prediction with coupled models. An expert in data assimilation, coupled model initialization and ocean reanalysis, Balmaseda has been closely involved with ECMWF´s usage of ocean models since it began in 1995. She is keenly interested in the role of the ocean in the predictability of different lead times.

Balmaseda could not make it to Bergen for the SAC meeting this year.


Claire Waelbroeck

Who: Claire Waelbroeck, Senior scientist at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climate et de l’Environnement (LSCE/IPSL)

Expertise: Past climate variability, paleoceanography

Study of past climate variability and ocean circulation, based on the acquisition and interpretation of deep-sea sediment records. This includes measuring and interpreting the oxygen and carbon isotopic ratio, and trace element content of planktonic and benthic foraminifera, as well as developing chronologies common to ice cores and deep-sea climate records.