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The medal collection of three generations of Bjerknes researchers find their place at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and the Geophysical Institute at UiB. See the opening June 23rd.

Due to the world social distancing situation, the annual Ocean Outlook goes online with virtual presentations on topics and scoping the next full meeting: The near future of our oceans.

The water entering the Barents Sea is not as cooled down as it used to. This has a large effect on the climate in the area and may lead to fish and other marine life migrating, shown in a Nature Climate Change study.

The Arctic sea ice is on the move all year. It expands to its maximum during March and reaches its minimum in September. The variation during the year, and from year to year, depends on wind, weather and ocean currents. But the Arctic is changing.  

Hear interviews and and conversations with the climate experts at the Bjerknes Centre. We alternate between English and Norwegian podcasts.

The oceans twilight zone, the dimply lit part between the sunlit surface and the dark abyss is home to mysterious ways of life. In a recent Nature comment an international group of scientists propose that the exploration of this region should be pursued in a collective joined up way across the international scientific community.

April 2020: As the world closes down, we open again the MOOC on Causes of Climate Change. Our researchers Kerim Nisancioglu, Anaïs Bretones, Mari Fjalstad Jensen, Asgeir Sorteberg and Jonathan W. Rheinlænder will answer questions! 

A new EU project aim to improve climate prediction in 11 countries in East Africa. More accurate seasonal forecasts can help save crops, enhance food security and reduce flood risk.

Eirik Vinje Galaasen and colleagues presents a new study in Science that reveals gradual warming could trigger the ocean circulation to enter a more variable and chaotic state. 

Skiers help Harald Sodemann find out where the Norwegian snow comes from. His project planned for this Easter will, however, be postponed till next year.