The Bjerknes Centre is a collaboration on climate research, between the University of Bergen, Uni Research, the Institute of Marine Research, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre.

Work Packages

Brief overview of scientific outcome


Work Package 1

(Jeansson, Olsen, PhD, Tjiputra, Johannessen)


•    Decadal variability in ventilation and water mass ages in the Nordic Seas
•    Exchange rates within the Nordic Seas, and with the surrounding areas
•    Improved understanding of the uncertainties in ages from the transit time distribution method


Work Package 2

(Glessmer, Jeansson, Olsen, Tjiputra)


•    Contemporary remineralisation rates in the Nordic Seas and Arctic Ocean
•    Decadal variability in remineralisation rates in the Nordic Seas and Arctic Ocean
•    Decadal variability in distribution and inventory of anthropogenic CO2 in the Nordic Seas

Work Package 3

(Langehaug, Postdoc, Gao, Tjiputra)


•    Simulation of contemporary mean spatial characteristics and ventilation rates in the Nordic Seas by NorESM
•    Future changes in water mass formation and associated carbon fluxes in low- and high-CO2 future scenarios