NERSC News Archive

Vacancy announcement: Managing director

Job Position: 
Managing Director
Contact Person(s): 
Deadline: 
01.03.2016

The Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) is an independent non-profit research foundation in Norway. The vision of the Center is “to pioneer understanding of the Earth system and science-based innovation for society”. The Center conducts multidisciplinary sciences with focus on marine, cryosphere and atmospheric research with integration and links to innovation and service development.

2-years project-based position for a researcher in ocean-biogeochemical modeling

Job Position: 
Researcher
Contact Person(s): 
Deadline: 
11.03.2016

The Position:

NERSC has a vacant 2-years project-based position for a researcher in ocean-biogeochemical modeling
The main objective will be to perform research in coupled ocean–biogeochemical and ecosystem interaction and modeling for the lower trophic levels, with applications towards operational oceanography, and marine and climate research. In particular the focus will be on:

Student paper published from the Nansen-NVP summer school 2015

Marine Policy coverThe interdisciplinary PhD and Post-Doc summer school Arctic Ocean Governance as a Multifunctional Challenge was held in Longyearbyen, Svalbard 2nd to 9th August 2015.

Måler temperaturprofiler over hele Bergen i dag

Tobias Wolf @ Skolen 7. januar 2016.Nansensenteret har siden 2011 målt temperaturprofilen i luften opp til 1000 meter over Geofysisk institutt på Florida i Bergen sentrum. Instrumentet som er det eneste av sin type i daglig drift i Norge og gir i disse dager nyttig informasjon om temperaturinversjonen over Bergen sentrum. Inversjonen bidrar til at luftkvaliteten i flere deler byen blir helseskadelig høy.

Følger utviklingen av temperaturinversjon og luftforurensing i Bergen

Siden søndag kveld har det vært temperaturinversjon over Bergen. Slike temperaturinversjoner er de meteorologiske forhold som oftest fører til høy luftforurensing i Bergen. Meteorologene varsler fortsatt stabilt vær fram til torsdag, så vi kan forvente oss at luftkvaliteten er og vil forbli dårlig i dagene framover. Gjelder dette bare luftkvaliteten på Danmarksplass og i sentrum eller påvirker slike inversjoner også luftkvaliteten andre deler av kommunen?

US-Norwegian cooperation in ocean acoustics

Gaute HopePhD student Gaute Hope has spent the last month at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at Cape Cod, U.S, to work on underwater acoustic communication signals and modeling.

Prof. Johnny A. Johannessen new Director

Prof. Johnny A. JohannessenProf. Stein Sandven has resigned from the position as Director of the Nansen Center. Vice-director Prof. Johnny A. Johannessen is accordingly the Acting Managing Director of the Nansen Center from today.

Climate data sets from satellites

ESA Climate Change Initiative is producing a number of climate data sets from satellite data. The climate variables are provided for the periods shown below. The following video shows excerpts of each data set.The Nansen Center is coordinator of the sea ice project and participant in the Sea Level, Ocean Colour and Ice Sheet projects.

Professor Jean-Pierre Contzen suddenly passed away

Professor Jean-Pierre Contzen (1935-2015)It is with great grief and sorrow we have to announce that Professor Jean-Pierre Contzen suddenly passed away in the morning of 27. October 2015, while he was attending meetings at the Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in St. Petersburg.

New sea ice forecasts for the Barents and Kara Seas

The Nansen Center is pleased to announce that a new sea ice forecasting platform called neXtSIM-F is now up and running for the Barents and Kara Seas.

Forecasts are generated daily using neXtSIM-F on a 3km Lagrangian grid. neXtSIM-F is based on the sea ice model neXtSIM which is currently being developed at NERSC by the sea ice modelling group.

Investigating the possible causes for the recent warming hiatus

The IPCC stated in their latest assessment report that the global warming hiatus was attributable in roughly equal measure to natural variability and reduced trends in external forcing. A detailed study involving over 2000 years of model simulations has demonstrated that according to the Norwegian Earth System Model, there is no evidence that forcings errors play a significant role in explaining the hiatus. These results has been addressed in two papers lead by Nansen Center scientists Drs. Stephen Outten and Peter Thorne recently published in Journal of Geophysical Research.

Nansensenteret bidrar til ny rapport "Klima i Norge 2100"

Klima i Norge 2100Vann vil være en stor utfordring for Norge i framtiden, viser rapporten «Klima i Norge 2100», som ble presentert på Miljødirektoratet sin Klimatilpasningskonferansen i Oslo 22. september.

Challenges in sea ice retrieval methods using satellite microwave radiometers

Dr Natalia IvanovaSea ice concentration has been retrieved in polar regions with satellite microwave radiometers for over 30 years. Sea ice information providers, including EUMETSAT's OSISAF, ArcticROOS/Nansen Center, Copernicus OSI-TAC, NSIDC, University of Bremen and others, produce daily updates of the Arctic Sea ice area and extent.

Ny rapport: Norge må forberede seg på stigende havnivå og høyere stormflo

Klimaendringene gjør at havet kan stige opptil 30 centimeter på Sør- og Vestlandet innen 2050 og 80 centimeter mot slutten av dette århundret. Også i Oslo vil havnivået stige dersom dagens utslippsutvikling fortsetter, og risikoen for oversvømmelse ved stormflo øker over hele landet.

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Sommertur til Nordaustgrønland

av Bjørne Kvernmo, skipper Ms Havsel.

Havsel og FRAM 2014/15-ekspedisjonens luftputebåten Sabvabaa inne i Grønlandsisen 20 august 2015.Havsel og FRAM 2014/15-ekspedisjonens luftputebåten Sabvabaa inne i Grønlandsisen 20 august 2015.

FRAM-2014/15 ice drift expedition across the Arctic Ocean arrives in Longyearbyen after one year

Prof. Yngve Kristoffersen.Prof. Yngve Kristoffersen.Prof. Yngve Kristoffersen will arrive in Longyearbyen on August 22nd 2015 with the hovercraft Sabvabaa after drifting across the inaccessible Arctic Ocean during one year. Together with Audun Tholfsen this FRAM-2014/15 ice drift station has made unique geological, sea ice, ocean and atmospheric measurements from the inaccessible Arctic Ocean during all four seasons.

Nansensenteret deltar i tre nye forskningsinfrastruktur prosjekter

Norges forsinkningsråd har tildelt 1,3 milliarder kroner til 29 nye forskningsinfrastrukturprosjekter til forskningsanlegg, laboratorier, utstyr og databaser. I tillegg til de to pågåenende infrastrukturprosjekter, hvorav Nansensenteret leder NORMAP-Norwegian Satellite Earth Observation Database for Marine and Polar Research, er senteret nå partner i tre av de nye prosjektene.

De tre nye infrastrukturprosjektene er: