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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.

A smiling Stephanie Mayer posing in front of Mount Ulriken.

A move towards Climate Services

Research group two just received a new name. Now known as Climate Predictions and Climate Services, the group signals a more pronounced relationship with climate services and applied science, according to its new leader Stephanie Mayer.

This Friday marks Stephanie´s first management group meeting leading Climate Predictions and Climate Services, a prospect that makes her positively excited. The new leader guarantees that it will be business as usual, for the most part, even though the group now approaches clients in the public sector to a larger degree than before.

As the new name implies the group will spend more time on climate services, in cooperation with the Norwegian Climate Service Centre (KSS). Such cooperation opens up new possibilities for applied research geared towards society. The group will of course continue a substantial production of fundamental research, and projects such as Hordaklim and R3 serve as good examples on how applied science and fundamental research complement each other.  

Prior to her new position Stephanie spent around six years at Uni Research, among other things working on the WRF-model: a regional weather prediction and climate model focusing on northern Europe and Norway. Before that she spent five years working at the Geophysical Institute.