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.

For the press 

Public-oriented dissemination is a priority at the Bjerknes Centre and as a centre committed to understand the climate system to the benefit of society we are obligated to disseminate results and knowledge. Especially at such an important area as climate change is of great importance that researchers with public funding provides knowledge back to the community. 

Below is a list of contact information for journalists and others interested in asking questions to researchers affiliated with the Bjerknes Centre. 

Who responds to what?

Global warming, global climate changes, 2-degrees C target

Tore Furevik (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 91// 986 77 226
Helge Drange (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 53// 977 40 589
Asgeir Sorteberg (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 93// 993 31 912

Eystein Jansen (UiB/ Uni Research ) phone. 55 58 34 91// 906 18 858
Erik Kolstad (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 24 32// 411 22 457
Stefan Sobolowski (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 35 25// 911 78 962

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Eystein Jansen (UiB/ Uni Research) phone. 55 58 34 91/906 18 858
Helge Drange (UiB/Uni Research) phone. 55 58 26 53/977 40 589
Christoph Heinze (UiB/ Uni Research) phone. 55 58 98 44

Future climate and climate scenarios

Helge Drange (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 53/ 977 40 589
Tore Furevik (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 91/ 986 77 226
Asgeir Sorteberg (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 93/ 932 31 912
Erik Kolstad (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 24 32//
Stefan Sobolowski (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 35 25// 911 78 962 (engelsk)

Paleoclimates (past climates) and reasons for climate changes

Eystein Jansen (UiB/ Uni Research) phone. 55 58 34 91// 906 18 858
Kikki Helga Kleiven (UiB) phone. 55 58 35 35// 416 06 451
Bjørg Risebrobakken (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 43 21//
Anne E. Bjune (Uni Research/ UiB) phone. 55 58 33 35// 928 87 229
Kerim Nisancioglu (UiB) phone. 55 58 98 66/980 49 414
Odd Helge Otterå (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 98 16/ 928 06 818

Climate predictions and regional scenarios - from season to decade

Noel Keenlyside, (UiB) phone. 55 58 20 32 (engelsk)
Tor Eldevik, (UiB) phone. 55 58 87 31// 93 49 40 38
Erik Kolstad (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 24 32// 411 22 457
Asgeir Sorteberg (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 93// 993 31 912

The Gulf Stream and changes in ocean circulation

Helge Drange (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 53/ 977 40 589
Tor Eldevik (UiB) phone 55 20 58 74/934 94 038
Anne Britt Sandø (HI) phone 55 23 85 87/ 934 34 060
Øystein Skagseth (HI) phone 55 90 65 27

Tore Furevik (UiB) phone 55 58 26 91/ 986 77 226

El Niño/ La Niña – The Pacific Ocean

Tore Furevik (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 91/ 986 77 226
Noel Keenlyside, (UiB) phone. 55 58 20 32
Helge Drange (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 53/ 977 40 589
Stefan Sobolowski (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 35 25// 911 78 962 (engelsk)

Monsoon – Asia and Africa

Ellen Viste, (UiB) phone 55 58 43 93// 48 00 20 18
Mathew Stiller-Reeve (Uni Research) phone 55 58 25 96
Michel dos Santos Mesquita (Uni Research) phone 55 58 38 18
Martin King (Uni Research) phone 55 58 81 15
Yongqi Gao (NERSC) phone. 45 24 37 09/ 995 19 842

Ocean Carbon uptake and carbon cycle

Abdirahman Omar (Uni Research/UiB) phone. 55 58 42 64//
Ingunn Skjelvan (Uni Research/UiB) phone. 55 58 42 68
Truls Johannessen (UiB/Uni Research) phone. 55 58 43 27
Christoph Heinze (UiB/Uni Research) phone 55 58 98 44
Are Olsen (UiB) phone 55 58 43 22// 907 23 261

Ocean acidification

Siv Kari Lauvset (UiB) phone 55 58 98 34
Are Olsen (UiB) phone 55 58 43 22/907 23 261
Ingunn Skjelvan (Uni Research/UiB) phone. 55 58 42 68
Abdirahman Omar (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 42 64
Christoph Heinze (UiB/ Uni Research) phone. 55 58 98 44

Sea level changes

Jan Even Nilsen (NERSC) phone. 46 50 86 14
Helge Drange (UiB/Uni Research) phone. 55 58 26 53/ 977 40 589
John-Inge Svendsen (UiB) phone. 55 58 35 10
Eystein Jansen (Uni Research/UiB) phone. 55 58 34 91/906 18 858

Ice on Greenland and in Anarctica

Kerim Nisancioglu (UiB) phone. 55 58 98 66/980 49 414
Petra Langebroek (Uni Research) phone.  55 58 24 61
Helge Drange (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 53/ 977 40 589
Eystein Jansen (UiB/Uni Research)  phone. 55 58 34 91/906 18 858

Arctic sea ice, linkages to weather

Lars H. Smedsrud (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 26 38/924 88 449
Ingrid Onarheim (UiB) phone. 901 56 808
Natalia Ivanova (NERSC) phone. 464 13 869
Svetlana Sorokina (UiB) phone. 55 58 87 06
Camille Li (UiB) phone. 55 58 37 05
Yongqi Gao (NERSC) phone. 45 24 37 09/ 995 19 842

Storms and hurricanes

Nils Gunnar Kvamstø (UiB) phone. 55 58 28 98
Tore Furevik (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 91// 986 77 226
Michel d.S Mesquita (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 38 18/ 452 54 456 
Erik Kolstad (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 24 32// 411 22 457

Extreme weather

Ellen Viste, (UiB) phone 55 58 43 93// 48 00 20 18
Asgeir Sorteberg
 (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 93/932 31 912 
Stefan Sobolowski (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 35 25// 911 78 962
Tore Furevik (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 91// 986 77 226
Erik Kolstad (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 24 32// 411 22 457
Stephen Outten (Nersc) phone 45425074

Effects of climate change on glaciers, mudslides and floods, infrastructure

Atle Nesje (UiB/ Uni Research) phone. 55 58 36 02/913 92 574
Jostein Bakke (UiB) phone. 55 58 98 32/ 992 73 343
Asgeir Sorteberg (UiB) phone. 55 58 26 93// 993 31 912
Stefan Sobolowski (Uni Research) phone: 55 58 35 25// 911 78 962

Effects of climate change on marine ecosystems and fish resources

Anne Britt Sandø (Hi) phone. 93 43 40 60

Effects of climate changes on landscape, vegetation and biology

Anne E. Bjune (Uni Research / UiB) phone. 55 58 33 35// 928 87 229
Hanna Lee (Uni Research) phone. 55 58 86 97