NERSC News Archive

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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.

The Copernicus Ocean State Report 2016 - 1. edition

The first Ocean State Report (OSR) is a step forward into the development of regular annual reporting on the state and health of the European regional seas and global ocean based on European Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service products.

Indo-Norwegian cooperative studies on the cold pool in the Bay of Bengal during the Indian summer monsoon

Scientists at the Nansens Centers in Cochin, India and Bergen have published new results in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters (AOSL) on the appearance of surface cold water pool of the Bay of Bengal associated with the break phase of the Indian summer monsoon. The study was led by Dr.

Anthropogenic Heat Islands in the Arctic: Windows to the Future of the Regional Climates, Ecosystems, and Societies

The Arctic is a rapidly changing region where new economic opportunities meet geopolitical interests and the accelerated climate change. These three intertwined components concentrate in the arctic cities – a remote constellation of the cold frontier settlements, some of them as large as 300 thousands dwellers. The Arctic is rapidly urbanizing attracting worker migrants from southern latitudes, sometimes from as far south as Philippines (to Canada) and Tajikistan (to Russia).

Nansensymposiet: I fotefara til Fridtjof Nansen, Bergen - Oslo 1884 - 2017

Nansensymposiet er den offisielle åpningen av HardingEkspedisjon: I fotefara til Fridtjof Nansen, Bergen - Oslo 1884 – 2017 og finner sted på Nansensenteret onsdag 8. mars.

Kronikk: Inversjon i luften over Bergen

av Tobias Wolf-Grosse, Lasse H. Pettersson og Igor Esau, Nansensenteret.
Først publisert i Bergen Tidende, 26.02.2017.