The Nansen Center contributes to education of Ph.D. and Master students in Earth sciences. This includes providing (external) supervision by its permanent research staff, research and working infrastructure, promoting international scientific exchange visits, as well as funding either through external project funds or internal financial sources. A University institution, primarily the University of Bergen, awards the formal degrees to the students at the Nansen Center. Here you find information on what University of Bergen can offer PhD candidates and on how to apply.
During the last 30 years the Center has been responsible for supervision and hosting of 51 Doctoral dissertations and 60 Master students, mainly graduated from the University of Bergen. Currently four Ph.D. candidates and no master students are supervised/employed at the Nansen Center.
Within the Nansen Centers an extensive exchange of scientists, “post-docs” and Ph.D. candidates is fostering scientific cooperation and joint publications. A Nansen Fellowship program is providing a monthly stipend, external supervision from scientists at the Center and supporting research mobility for Ph.D. candidates offering three months visits per year at one of the other research centers in the Nansen Group or its cooperating partners.
The Nansen Center also organize and host thematic summer/winter schools at Ph.D. level. These schools, of typical one week duration, have been organized in Norway/Svalbard (2006, 2011, 2013, 2015), Russia (2009, 2014), China (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) and India (2010, 2013, 2016), involving students and young scientist from many countries.
The Nansen Scientific Society is instrumental in funding training among students and young scientists, including the Nansen Centers summer schools for graduate students.
Current Ph.D. Candidates' Thesis
|Author||Title of Thesis||Affiliation||NERSC Supervisors|
|Soldal, I||Detection and quantification of icebergs using Synthetic Aperture Radar and optical images||Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen||Sandven, Stein,|
|Muckenhuber, S||High resolution sea-ice motion from Synthetical Aperture Radar using pattern tracking and Doppler shift||Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen||Sandven, Stein,|
|Shah, A||Methodological development in Data Assimilation targeting new types of satellite sea ice observations with detection limit.||University of Bergen, Deparment of Mathematics||Bertino, L, Evensen, Geir,|
|Hope, G||Underwater acoustics for tomography, communication and navigation in the Marginal Ice Zone and ice covered areas.||Unversity of Bergen, Institute for Geoscience||Sandven, Stein,, Sagen, Hanne,|