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

Gudrun Sylte

Kommunikasjonsleder ved Bjerknessenteret med ansvar for eksternt kommunikasjonsarbeid, vår nettside, mediekontakt, møter og samarbeid med andre aktører. 

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By taking up CO2, the oceans slow down the pace of climate change. But this invaluable service of the oceans comes at a cost. Are Olsen, Nadine Goris, Siv Kari Lauvset and Ingunn Skjelvan are revisiting the problem of ocean acidification in a new Foresight Brief published by the UN Environment. 

Will European winters be increasingly mild and wet in the coming years? Will climatic conditions be beneficial for Norwegian fisheries and hydroelectric power production? Such questions of large societal importance are at the heart of the emerging scientific field of climate prediction.

Who wants to be out at the freezing cold Nordic Seas in winter, chasing storms? A group of oceanographer wants to, read masterstudent Silje Skjelsvik reporting from the Iceland Greenland Project. 

Tore Furevik, director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research was on the programme of the University of Bergens conference on the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Knowledge of Our Common Future. Here is an extended version of his talk.

Social anthropologist Edvard Hviding, climate scientist Noel Keenlyside and Ernst Nordtveit at the Faculty of Law receive five years of major funding from the prestigious Toppforsk programme, awarded by the Research Council of Norway.