NERSC News Archive

New insights on the flow of hot water from the Gulf Stream all the way to the Arctic

At a time when social media loses its nerves on how variations of the Gulf Stream will melt the Arctic sea ice, two recent articles remind us that the proverbially warm Atlantic Waters have to cross the Nordic Seas and its complex ocean circulation. There is no way around them. 

Arctic cruise in Chukchi Sea with RV ARAON

Jeong-Won Park from the Nansen Center has participated in the Arctic cruise in Chukchi Sea to demonstrate sea ice maps for vessels operating in ice.

President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences visits Bergen

Professors Chunli Bai and Sebastian H. Mernild at the Nansen Center.Professors Chunli Bai and Sebastian H. Mernild at the Nansen Center.

The President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Professor Chunli Bai visited the Nansen Center as the main research institution during his current trip to Europe. President Bai wanted to get acquainted with the three Norwegian partner institutions behind the Nansen-Zhu International Research Center (NZC) founded in Beijing in 2003.

European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting 2018

Last week (3-7 September) was marked by the annual meeting of the European Meteorological Society in Budapest. Here, a few hundred meteorologists and climatologists convened to enjoy the end of hot summer with sweaty and humid weather, and to learn about the recent advance in the atmospheric sciences. This time, a large share of presentations and posters reflect the outspoken societal request to action-ready meteorological information and climate predictions. 

Interview with Prof. Edward Hanna

Regularly we have interesting guests visiting us. They are giving lectures for our researchers, sharing their research and knowledge. Last week Prof. Edward Hanna visited us and we asked him a couple of questions regarding heatwaves in Europe, sea-level change and global climate model predictions.

Successful INTAROS cruise with KV Svalbard

The INTAROS 2018 cruise with KV Svalbard has been successfully carried out. The operations were planned and carried out in excellent collaboration with KV Svalbard´s crew members and cadets. In total 17 Scientists from the Nansen Center in Bergen, three institutes at the University of Bergen (Geophysical Institute, Department of Physics and Technology, and Institute of Earth Science), Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Science (IOPAN), and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

KRONIKK: Cruiseskipenes bidrag til luftforurensing i Bergen

Kronikk av Tobias Wolf-Grosse, Lasse H. Pettersson og Igor Esau, Nansensenteret. Først publisert i Bergens tidende 23 juli 2018.

Announcement of Research School: The Arctic Ocean: atmosphere, ice and ocean interactions – implications for future climate and human activities

 Extended deadline for applications untill: 20. August 2018.

Hovedforfatterne til IPCC er denne uken samlet i Guangzhou i Kina

Ved åpningen av møtet for hovedforfatterne til IPCC i Guangzhou i Kina ble det fremhevet at den kommende IPCC-rapporten, og arbeidet frem mot publisering i 2021, er meget viktig ikke bare for Kina, men også for hele kloden. Dette ble understreket fra høytstående representanter fra kinesiske myndigheter.


Antarktis øker havnivået

Tap av is i Antarktis har økt verdens havnivå med 7,6 mm siden 1992. To femtedeler av denne økningen (3,0 mm) har kommet de siste fem årene alene. - Akselerasjonen er dramatisk og bekymringsvekkende, sier Sebastian H. Mernild ved Nansensenteret.  

Can a new satellite concept make us better prepared for accidents at sea?

Publication in Ocean Science with five co-authors from the Nansen Center: "Measuring currents, ice drift, and waves from space: the Sea surface KInematics Multiscale monitoring (SKIM) concept"

60 million NOK to research on climate prediction

Will European winters be increasingly mild and wet in the coming years? Will climatic conditions be beneficial for Norwegian fisheries and hydroelectric power production? Such questions of large societal importance are at the heart of the emerging scientific field of climate prediction.


From the Nansen Center: Yiguo Wang, Helene R. Langehaug, Alberto Carrassi, François Counillon and Madlen Kimmritz.From the Nansen Center: Yiguo Wang, Helene R. Langehaug, Alberto Carrassi, François Counillon and Madlen Kimmritz.

First expert meeting with the next IPCC-report

IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) organized this week (May 16-18) it`s Expert Meeting in Trieste, Italy, at International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTS). The Nansen Center was represented by the Director and professor, Sebastian H. Mernild, which by the IPCC Bureau has been selected to participate as a lead author on the upcoming Climate Report, AR6. 

 IPCC working group in TriesteIPCC working group in Trieste

NERSC delegation at SeaSAR 2018

Last week the European Space Agency organized the fifth Advances in SAR Oceanography workshop, SeaSAR 2018, in Frascati, Italy. The Nansen Center was well represented with a delegation of 5 participants.


New Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, has been launched and has joined its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment program. It is also good news for research at NERSC.


Secrets of a Frozen Ocean – was awarded Best Documentary at the New York City International Film Festival 2018

In 2014 Kristoffersen set out on a 12-month polar expedition in a small hovercraft (R/H SABVABAA) together with the experienced ice-sea adventurer, Audun Tholfsen. All this happened under the direction of Kristoffersen's long-standing workplace The Nansen Center in Bergen.


Sucessful visit by the The Minister of Research and Higher Education at the Nansen-Zhu Centre

The Nansen-Zhu International Research Center (NZC) and it`s partners celebrate 15 years of collaboration with rock solid science. Last week the Norwegian Minister for Research and Higher Education, Iselin Nybø, visited NZC during a 15-year collaboration ceremony. The seminar was highlighting the main research activities for collaboration between the Norwegian and Chinese partners during the past 15 years. Future scientific challenges were also addressed.


Nansen-Zhu Centre welcomes Norwegian delegation

This week 221 registered participants from a Norwegian education and research delegation will visit China. The Minister of Research and Higher Education, Iselin Nybø, is leading the delegation and the Nansen-Zhu Centre in Beijing will be one of the hosts on the program. The delegation includes strong participation from former and existing partners of the Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre (NZC) in Bergen.


NERSC-direktør en av 19 norske forskere til FNs klimapanel

Tidligere har det blitt kjent at direktør og professor, Sebastian H. Mernild, ved NERSC har blitt utpekt som en av hovedforfatterne for den sjette hovedrapporten til FNs klimapanel (IPCC). Nå er det offisielt at han er en av 19 forskere fra Norge som skal jobbe med rapporten, i følge Miljødirektoratet og IPCC. Rapporten, som publiseres i 2021 og 2022, regnes som det viktigste vitenskapelige grunnlaget for internasjonal klimapolitikk.


New publication: Delineation of marine ecosystem zones in the northern Arabian Sea during winter

The publication Delineation of marine ecosystem zones in the northern Arabian Sea during winter, resently published in Biogeosciences, is a result of collaboration between the Nansen Centers in India, Norway and South Africa. It was inititated under the EU FP7 project Indo-Mareclim: Indo-European research facilities for studies on marine ecosystem and climate in India, coordinated by the Nansen Center in India.

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