NERSC News Archive

New Report: Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017

Professor and director at NERSC, Sebastian H. Mernild, has been a lead author and contributing author to a new SWIPA-report (chapter 6 and 10). This report presents the findings of the Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017 assessment performed by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP).

Read the SWIPA-report here.

(Summary for Policy-makers report is reproduced in this report on pages vii to xiv).

 

International symposium; Numerical modeling, predictability and data assimilation in weather, ocean and climate

The International symposium on Numerical modeling, predictability and data assimilation in weather, ocean and climate gathered 150 experts from all around the world and attracted scientists from a diverse provenance and generation. During four days, from October 17 to 20, scientific discussions and high-standard contributions led to a unique, animated and stimulating conference on the theoretical aspects of the climate sciences.

Klimamodellen er forskerens lego

Kronikk først publisert i BA 23.10.2017 av Helene R. Langehaug, klimaforsker ved Nansensenteret.

Memorial Symposium in the legacy of Prof. Anna Trevisan - Numerical modelling, Predicability and Data Assimilation in Weather, Ocean and Climate

Nansen Center is among the sponsor of the international Symposium "Numerical modeling, Predictability and Data Assimilation in Weather, Ocean and Climate" - a Symposium honoring the legacy of Anna Trevisan.

Prof. Anna Trevisan was a leader a pioneer scientist in the broad area of dynamical system applications to geosciences and numerical modeling of fluids. She has also trained many students and postdocs and contributed actively to increase the role and presence of women in the academies. She passed away on early 2016.

Nansen Center participates in scientific cruise in the Beaufort Sea

The CANAPE 2016 experiment: The moorings have been deployed in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and Canada for a one year period. The six receiver moorings (WRC)are denoted in green and while the Distributed Vertical Line Array (DVLA)  receiver is shown in pink.The CANAPE 2016 experiment: The moorings have been deployed in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and Canada for a one year period. The six receiver moorings (WRC)are denoted in green and while the Distributed Vertical Line Array (DVLA) receiver is shown in pink.US-Norwegian cooperation in the Canada Basin Acoustic Propagation Experiment (CANAPE) project has carried out a one year long ocean monitoring experiment in order characterizes the oceanographic variability in the Beaufort Sea.

Operational oceanography in service of sustainable marine development

 

 

 

The 8th International EuroGOOS Conference Operational Oceanography Serving Sustainable Marine Development started in Bergen to day. The Directors of the two local host organizations opened the conference, 

Volcanic eruptions are a wildcard for future climate projections

Volcanoes are rarely included in simulations of future climate, because eruptions cannot be predicted. Using the behavior of past eruptions as a substitute, a new study warns that 21st Century climate may be more variable than previously thought.


An international team led by Ingo Bethke from Uni Research and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research is behind a new study published in Nature Climate Change 2 October.

Forskningsdagene: Kunnskap om miljøverdier - luft, hav og is

Forskningsdagene 2017 på VilVite.Forskningsdagene 2017 på VilVite.Nansensenteret deltar på Forskningsdagene 2017 på VilVite. På Forskningstorget får skoleelever fra Bergen og omegn oppleve, prøve, eksperimentere, se og høre på alt det spennende som skjer blant annet på forskningsinstituttet Nansensenteret. Temaet for Forskningsdagene i år er ”Verdier” og vi viser fram vår forskning relatert til verdiene av ren luft, rent hav og sjøisen for oss mennesker og jorden som helhet.

Det går den forkerte vej. Klimaforskning skaber vækst

Af: Sebastian H. Mernild, NERSC og Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, Københavns Universitet

Kronik først publisert i Fyens Stiftstidende 11. September 2017.

 

New course on data assimilation for BsC and MsC students at Dept. of Mathematics (University of Bergen). September-November 2017

NERSC scientists Laurent BertinoAlberto CarrassiGeir Evensen and Patrick Raanes are lecturing the new course on Data Assimilation. 

NVP-summer school: The Arctic Ocean and the marginal ice zone (MIZ)

NVP-summer school participants outside the Isdammen.NVP-summer school participants outside the Isdammen.The interdisciplinary PhD and Post-Doc summer school The Arctic Ocean and the marginal ice zone (MIZ) - interdisciplinary research, management practices, and policy developments is hosted by the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP) in Longyearbyen, Svalbard during 31st July to 6th August 2017. 

NERSC annual report for 2016

The Nansen Center shall pioneer our understanding of the Earth system and to deliver science-based innovation to the benefit of society. In achieving this the Center conduct marine, cryosphere, and atmosphere research using in situ and remote sensing observations, models, and data assimilation leading to innovation and service development.

Expertise on sea ice research gathered in Bergen

More than 30 sea ice experts and scientists are gathered at the Nansen Center this week. Multi-satellite based sea ice concentration and ice drift for the entire Arctic based on data from the SPICES and ESA CCI Sea Ice projects.Multi-satellite based sea ice concentration and ice drift for the entire Arctic based on data from the SPICES and ESA CCI Sea Ice projects.Their expertise covers both studies of the sea ice cover in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. The Arctic and changes of its sea ice conditions has increased European interest.

Climate change will not reduce the wind energy potential over the Black Sea

Nansen Center scientists in Bergen and St. Petersburg have jointly studied how European wind energy resources may change in the future, with a focus on the Black Sea. 

Crash Course on Data Assimilation in Bergen this week

The participants and lecturers at the data assimilation crash course.The participants and lecturers at the data assimilation crash course.The Nordic Centre of Excellence Ensemble-based data assimilation for environmental monitoring and prediction - EmblA coordinated by the Nansen Center in Bergen organises this week a 4-days summer school for 22 students from 13 countries world-wide.

KRONIK: Skru op for den grønne omstilling nu – ellers kommer kloden til at koge

af Sebastian H. Mernild og Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen

Først publisert i Berlinske 14. Mai, 2017

I det seneste årti er der investeret kraftigt i grøn omstilling. Men i forhold til klimaforandringer er der endnu intet at se, da CO2-indholdet i atmosfæren stiger og med tiltagende styrke.

Copernicus Marine Forecasting Services at NorShipping Fair

Melting Arctic sea ice slow down the projected warming of the North Atlantic

Projected warming is inhomogeneous over the globe. The North Atlantic Ocean is one of the regions with minimum projected warming according to climate model projections. Several models from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) even projected a slight cooling in 2081-2100 relative to 1986-2005 for the North Atlantic Ocean.