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The Bjerknes Centre has prioritized outreach from the very start, and many of our scientists participate eagerly. Below are a few examples of activities.
Do you have an idea for something we can help out with? Use some of these as examples or inspiration, and contact Gudrun, Ellen and Siri (Andreas is on leave) in the communications team.
Our climate podcast
As we are located in Norway, the Norwegian public is the main audience for our outreach, but we also have English platforms, for example our own podcast. Among the topics in 2020 were the ice melt in Antarctica, heatwaves, the jet stream, storm tracks and a citizen snow science project.
The Bjerknes December Talks
Through December 2020 we published one video every day with a Bjerknes scientist covering a subject of their research, ranging from climate modeling to Norwegian fjords, from past to the future, and what is happening right now.
We helped the presenters with the script and presentation practice.
Ask a climate scientist
In the online series Spør en klimaforskar i heimekontor – the public was invited to send us their questions about climate-related topics such as plants, the summer weather, sea level rise and more.
Next step (Neste steg)
A concert series in cooperation with the University of Bergen and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, in celebration of science and the 50 year anniversary of the moon landing.
- Watch the talks from UiB and Bjerknes researchers in the Ocean and Climate concerts here (in Norwegian)
Our researchers contribute to interviews and articles in the Norwegian Climate Foundation 2-grader (<2°C) magazine.
Today the content is mainly online, and distributed in Norwegian high schools.
A TV series for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) School programme, Klimavenn (Climate friend) is developed by the Bjerknes Centre, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and production company Pandora.
Season 2 is recorded through 2021, where Ragnhild Gya participates.