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From autumn 2021, Kerim Nisancioglu's climate and sustainability course enters a whole new campus: aboard the tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl, in the Caribbean. But before she sets sail, Meike Becker will install observation instruments to collect data from the sea surface all around the world.

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.