NERSC News Archive

New director at the Nansen Center

Director Dr. Sebastian H. Mernild.Director Dr. Sebastian H. Mernild.Dr Sebastian H. Mernild (43) started to day as the Managing director (CEO) of the Nansen Center. Dr. Mernild is a full professor in Climate Change and Glaciology. He defended his PhD and doctor scientiarum degrees in glaciology at University of Copenhagen. He has during resent years held positions as senior scientist and research leader in USA and Chile. In 2016 he was appointed full professor at University College in Sogndal. The Board has appointed Dr.

Scientists take ‘blue-action’ to help society cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

To thrive in the rapidly changing Arctic environment people - like polar bears - have to adapt swiftly. The new Blue-Action project will help empower Arctic communities and businesses to make informed choices through better forecast systems.  (Photo copyright: Dirk Notz, Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology).To thrive in the rapidly changing Arctic environment people - like polar bears - have to adapt swiftly. The new Blue-Action project will help empower Arctic communities and businesses to make informed choices through better forecast systems. (Photo copyright: Dirk Notz, Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology).New Horizon2002 projet Blue-Action: Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate has started focusing on the Arctic Ocean with particpation from the Nansen Center.

The Nansen Polar Bear Award for 2016 to the French scientist Prof. Anny Cazenave

Nansen Polar Bear Award 2016.Nansen Polar Bear Award 2016.Prof. Anny Cazenave receives the Nansen Polar Bear Award for 2016 from director Johnny A. Johannessen during the 30 years anniversary seminar.Prof. Anny Cazenave receives the Nansen Polar Bear Award for 2016 from director Johnny A. Johannessen during the 30 years anniversary seminar.The Nansen Polar Bear Award for 2016 is given to Prof. Anny Cazenave for her outstanding contribution to the understanding of sea level change and global warming.

Nansensenteret: 30-årsjubilant med vilje, kunnskap og pågangsmot for naturvitenskapelig forskning

Johnny A. Johannessenav Fungerende direktør Johnny A. Johannessen

Først publisert som kronikk i Bergens tidende (BT) 23.11.2016

 

Nansen Center´s 30 years anniversary seminar, including PRESENTATIONS

 

UPPDATED with presentations given during the seminar in the Agenda below.

 


 

The Nansen Tutu Center Joint Venture Agreement signed during the South Africa and Norway Science week

The signatory parties of the Nansen-Tutu Centre joint venture behind the Norwegian Ambassador to South Africa HE Trine Skymoen (left) and the South African Ambassador to Norway HE Queen Ann.The signatory parties of the Nansen-Tutu Centre joint venture behind the Norwegian Ambassador to South Africa HE Trine Skymoen (left) and the South African Ambassador to Norway HE Queen Ann.The Nansen-Tutu Center for Marine Environmental Research (NTC) was established as a joint venture between institutional partners from South Africa, Norway and USA in 2010.

Arctic climatic temperature amplification in the addressed in two resent papers in Tellus

Nansen Center scientists in Bergen and St. Petersburg have in two resent papers in the Tellus addressed the climatic temperature amplification in the Arctic, analysing respectively surface air temperature records and atmospheric modelling simulations results.

EGU Session NP5.1 - Inverse Problems and Data Assimilation

We would like to draw your attention to the session 'Inverse Problems and Data Assimilation' (session NP5.1, Programme Group 'Nonli

The 7th NZC research school on Climate teleconnections and predictions in WuHan

The Seventh Summer Research School of Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre (NZC) took place during October 10-14th at China University of Geosciences in WuHan, China. Particpants of the 7th Nansen-Zhu Centre summer school on Climate Teleconnectections and Predictions.Particpants of the 7th Nansen-Zhu Centre summer school on Climate Teleconnectections and Predictions.The main theme of the summer school is the ‘Climate Teleconnections and Predictions’.

One week Indo-Norwegian research school opened in Hyderabad

The student and faculty participants of the PhD and Post-doc wither school in operational oceanography and ocean modelling at INCOIS in Hyderabad.The student and faculty participants of the PhD and Post-doc wither school in operational oceanography and ocean modelling at INCOIS in Hyderabad.The Indo-Norwegian winter school Operational Oceanography: Indian Ocean circulation and sea level variation was to day opened at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in Hyderabad.

Data assimilation package in Python for experimental research (DAPPER)

DAPPER is released.

DAPPER diagnostics illustration

DAPPER is a set of templates for benchmarking the performance of data assimilation (DA) methods. The tests provide experimental support and guidance for new developments in DA.

Sjøisutbredelsen i Arktis er den nest minste siden starten med satellittobservasjoner i 1979

Figur 1: Utbredelse og konsentrasjon av sjøisen i Arktis den 10. september 2016.  Tilsvarende er utbredelsen av sjøisen i september 2015 (sort kurve) og i 2012 (rød kurve) markert. Kilde: A. Vines, NERSC og www.arctic-roos.org.Figur 1: Utbredelse og konsentrasjon av sjøisen i Arktis den 10. september 2016. Tilsvarende er utbredelsen av sjøisen i september 2015 (sort kurve) og i 2012 (rød kurve) markert. Kilde: A. Vines, NERSC og www.arctic-roos.org.

Professor Sebastian H. Mernild appointed as Managing director

The Board of the Nansen Center has after an open application and thorough evaluation process appointed Dr Sebastian H. Mernild (43) as the Managing director. Dr. Sebastian H. Mernild.: Source: http://www.mernild.comDr. Sebastian H. Mernild.: Source: http://www.mernild.comIn agreement with Dr. Mernild he will start as the new Director of the Center from 1st December 2016.

Award for most sited climate paper at SpringerLink in 2015

The paper Arctic sea ice and Eurasian climate: A Review was the most downloaded paper published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences at SpingerLink in 2015. This review paper addressing the linkages between the climate in Arctic and in Europe, North America and Asia has been downloaded more that 1600 times.

Ny rapport om bidragene til luftforurensing fra skip i Bergen havn

GC Rieber stipendiat Tobias Wolf presenterer resultatene fra studien for oppdragsgiver og andre framøtte på Nansensenteret.GC Rieber stipendiat Tobias Wolf presenterer resultatene fra studien for oppdragsgiver og andre framøtte på Nansensenteret.Nansensenteret har avsluttet en studie for Bergen og Omland havnevesen (BOH). Studien omfatter statistisk analyse av data og numerisk modellering av forholdene i Bergen sentrum som fører til dårlig luftkvalitet om vinteren og sammenlignet disse med situasjoner med mindre luftforurensning.

SWARP User Workshop 28th - 29th Sept.

NERSC is hosting a two-days training workshop in the framework of the European SWARP project, on waves and ice forecasting in the Marginal Ice Zone.

https://swarp.nersc.no

Deadline for registration: Friday 16th Sept.

The workshop is free and open to current and future users of operational sea ice and wave forecast services with a particular interest in navigation close to the ice edge or into the Marginal Ice Zone.

UNDER-ICE tokt til Framstredet med KV Svalbard

Etter nesten 3 uker i arktisk farvann har KV Svalbard gjennomført alle planlagte forskningsoppgaver for det norsk finansierte UNDER-ICE prosjektet. Alle rigger som skulle opp er nå kommet ombord. Toktleder Hanne Sagen ved Nansen Senter for Miljø og Fjernmåling (NERSC) er særdeles fornøyd med det. - Det er fantastisk at alt har gått så bra. Etter 2 år i sjøen så fikk vi alle instrumenter med oss hele tilbake.

Indo-Norwegian research school in Operational Oceanography in Hyderabad

Indo-Norwegian research school in Operational OceanographyIndo-Norwegian research school in Operational OceanographyThe winter school Operational Oceanography: Indian Ocean circulation and sea level variation is organized at ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in Hyderabad during 16-21 October 2016.

Comprehensive studies of the ocean circulation in the Lofoten Basin

Dr. Roshin P. Raj, NERSC.Post-doc Dr. Roshin P. Raj is first author of two publications that provide new knowledge on the mesoscale ocean variability in the Lofoten basin, published in cooperation with colleagues at the Nansen Center, Geophysical Institute at University of Bergen and Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa.