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

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.

In the last decades, little sea ice in the Arctic in fall has been associated with cold winters in Europe. A new study signals little reason to prepare for frosty nights and heavy snow, despite less than normal ice in the north.

Mighty floods have carved out deep canyons on Earth. New research suggests this required less power than previously believed. Collecting such data, however, may be demanding. 

Injecting particles into the atmosphere would reduce the temperature increase. But for the world’s ecosystems there is no alternative to mitigation efforts.