Understanding climate
for the benefit of society

Ellen Viste

Rådgiver / Adviser

Bjerknes-UiB

Jahnebakken 5, Bergen

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E-mail: ellen.viste@uib.no

Phone: 55584393

The North Atlantic Ocean oscillates between warm and cool decades. A century is too short to show why. Climate models and old seashells will extend the measurement series to the Viking age.

Predicting future fisheries is possible only if the present conditions are known. An international team of scientists works to reduce the South Atlantic's lag behind the North.

Natives of Greenland and the Pacific lead different lives, but have one thing in common. Both communities are strongly affected by climate change.  

If the sea rises one meter, will five centimeters more or less matter? That depends on where you are. Climate researchers develop methods for more precise projections of sea level rise in Northern Europe.

When a fishing vessel sets course for Bear Island, the captain knows only which areas are ice-covered now, not where the ice will be tomorrow. In a few years, sea ice predictions will make routing easier and safer.

The oxygen level in the global ocean has declined, limiting the living space of fish. New research is aimed at improving future oxygen projections.

The Research Council of Norway funds eight new project on Chinese-Norwegian climate research in the Arctic. Five of these, awarded a total of NOK 50 million, are led by researchers affiliated by the Bjerknes Centre. Forskningsrådet deler ut åtti millioner til norsk-kinesisk samarbeid om klimaforskning i Arktis. Femti av disse går til Bjerknessenterets forskere.