NERSC News Archive

Siberia in Double Trouble: Heat Wave plus Quarantine

Record breaking heat wave in Siberia amidst of COViD-19 pandemia may seriously exacerbate the death toll.

Figure 1:: Illustration of the excess deaths toll based on the figures from Financial Times recalculated per one million of people. Background photo: Omsk, May, 25, 2020.Figure 1:: Illustration of the excess deaths toll based on the figures from Financial Times recalculated per one million of people. Background photo: Omsk, May, 25, 2020.

Nansen Tutu Center 10-year Anniversary Symposium: “Ocean, weather and climate: Science to the Service of Society”

The celebration of the Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research 10-year anniversary brought together around 80 researchers, Post Docs, PhD and MSc students for a 3-days symposium at the University of Cape Town conference center in Protea Breakwater Lodge, South Africa from 10-12 March 2020. Attendants came from Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar, South Africa, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Norway, Netherlands and USA.

To studier publisert i Nature: Smeltingen av Grønlandsisen og Antarktis er seks ganger større enn på 1990-tallet

To studier publisert i det vitenskapelige tidsskriftet Nature viser at innlandsisen på Grønland og i Antarktis smelter seks ganger raskere i dag enn på 1990-tallet. Avsmeltingen nærmer seg det Internasjonale klimapanelet (IPCC) sitt øvre scenario for global oppvarming. Dette er bekymringsfullt og indikerer at de to iskappene også reagerer på et endret klima. Avsmeltingene kan føre til en ytterligere økning i globalt havnivået på 17 cm innen 2100. 


Book published: Sea Ice in the Arctic- Past, Present and Future

The book “Sea Ice in the Arctic - Past, Present and Future” gathers scientific knowledge and practical expertise’s in the sea ice research, monitoring and forecasting in the Arctic waters built up at the Nansen Centers in Bergen and St. Petersburg over the last three decades. It has been edited by Ola M. Johannessen (Nansen Scientific Society), Leonid P. Bobylev (NIERSC), Elena Shalina (NIERSC) and Stein Sandven (NERSC/UNIS), with contributions from 24 authors.

Three Nansen Centers represented at ClimFishCon 2020 in Cochin

The international ClimFishCon 2020 conference is jointly organized by Cochin University of Science and Technology, School of Industrial Fisheries and Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala. The conference, chaired by Prof Madhusoodan Kurup, has more than 350 participants, which in parallel sessions presents the state-of-the-art research on fisheries, aquaculture and coastal infrastructure under a changing climate.

The Nansen Polar Bear Award to NERCI-India for 20 years of international cooperation

The Nansen Polar Bear Award for 2019 was given to Directors, Staff and Students of the Nansen Environmental Research Centre - India (NERCI) for their outstanding achievements during 20 years of international cooperation in marine, environmental and climate sciences.

 

20 years of the Nansen Center in India – bilateral seminar on Ocean Space in Chennai

The Nansen Environmental Research Centre - India (NERCI) in Cochin was registered as a none-profit Indo-Norwegian joint-venture company in 1999 and celebrated its 20thanniversary with its scientific partners and associates from India and 

[img_assist|nid=119752|title=|desc=Director general Anne Line Wold, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, has just unveiled the Book on 20 years of scientific abstracts of NERCI. From left: Lasse H. Pettersson (NERSC/NERCI), Bindu G.

Temamøte: Havobservasjonslaboratoriet

Temamøte: Havobservasjonslaboratoriet. 19. February 2020, 11:30 - 18:00, Vitensenteret, Auditoriet VilVite, Thormøhlensgate 51, Bergen

Verdensledende infrastruktur og kompetanse er essensielt for forskning og utvikling av fremtidens havteknologi. På temamøte vil vi diskutere behov og muligheter for utviklingen av Havobservasjonslaboratoriet, slik at det fortsatt kan legge grunnlag for verdensledende forskning og innovasjon.

Announcement: Crash Course on Data Assimilation

The third

Announcement: The 15th International workshop on EnKF data assimilation

The 15th International EnKF data assimilation workshop will take place May 11-13, 2020 at Hotel Vestlia Resort, Geilo, Norway.

Smeltingen av Grønlandsisen øker raskere enn forventet

En ny studie publisert i det vitenskapelige tidsskriftet Nature viser at innlandsisen på Grønland smelter syv ganger raskere i dag enn på 1990-tallet.

Future extremes in surface wind and temperature in southwestern Norway

The article Estimates of changes in surface wind and temperature extremes in southwestern Norway using dynamical downscaling method under future climate recently published in Weather and Climate Extremes discusses future projections for extreme wind and temperature events. In this study, former Nansen Center scientist Dr.

Danmarks radios Rosenkjærserie: «Mannen på isbreen» - Podcast #1-5

Professor Sebastian H. Mernild ble tildelt Danmarks Radios prestisjetunge Rosenkjærspris for 2018 som «en mann som vet mer om klima og klimaendringer enn de fleste». Mottakeren av prisen er professor i klimaendringer og glasiologi, en av hovedforfatterne av den kommende hovedrapporten til FNs klimapanel (IPCC) og administrerende direktør for Nansensenteret.

Akustiske termometre på plass under isen i Polhavet

Det internasjonale forskerteamet som deltok på CAATEX-2019 toktet samlet på akterdekket til KV Svalbard. Foto: Håvard Sagen 20©19.Det internasjonale forskerteamet som deltok på CAATEX-2019 toktet samlet på akterdekket til KV Svalbard. Foto: Håvard Sagen 20©19.Forskningstoktet Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment (CAATEX) er gjennomført med kystvaktfartøyet KV Svalbard i Polhavet i perioden fra 14. august til 9. september.

Nansen Tutu Centre 10th anniversary symposium, Cape Town, South Africa: Ocean, weather and climate: Science at the service of society

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Nansen Tutu Centre for Marine Environment Research, we are organizing a symposium at the Breakwater lodge, situated at the waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa from 10 to 12 of March 2020. It will run in parallel with the Ocean Observation Panel for Climate meeting. The overall symposium theme is Ocean, weather and climate: Science at the service of society.

Can we use semi-qualitative observations to forecast the Arctic sea ice?

Dr Abhishek S. Shah.Dr Abhishek S. Shah.The answer was given during Dr. Abishek Shah´s the doctoral dissertation on 16. September at the Mathematical Institute, University of Bergen. His thesis dealt with the methods of data assimilation that blend observations and a numerical model into a forecasting system as used routinely by for example weather forecasts.

Data Assimilation summer school in Romania

Climate change leads to an increasing need for process understanding, reduced uncertainties, and more reliable data for mitigation and impact studies. This calls for a new generation of researchers that have strong and broad knowledge about the climate system in the fully coupled Earth System. The Norwegian Research School on Changing Climates in the coupled Earth System (CHESS) is a direct response to this demand.

Nansen research school on the climate of the Arctic in St. Petersburg

The international interdisciplinary PhD and Post-Doc research school on Observing and Modelling the Arctic – Climate processes, prediction and projection started today at the Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NIERSC) in St Petersburg.  

Making the 6th IPCC climate assessment report

The UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses the science basis for the ongoing climate changes. In 2017 the IPCC and UN defined the structure of the next climate assessment report (AR6) due to be launched in June 2022. The final report will comprise of three working group contributions on the science basis and a Synthesis report for policy makers to be launched in 2021. [img_assist|nid=97692|title=|desc=The Norwegian lead authors to the IPCC WG1 assessment on the physical climate change sciences.

Norwegian research expedition onboard KV Svalbard reached the North Pole

The international Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment (CAATEX) on board the Norwegian coast guard icebreaker KV Svalbard reached early today the North Pole. KV Svalbard reached the North Pole 125 years after Fridtjof Nansen tried to drift across the North Pole with his sailing vessel Fram. [img_assist|nid=96615|title=|desc=Commanding officer Geir-Martin Leinebø and CAATEX cruise leader Dr. Hanne Sagen at the North Pole 21. August 2019.