NERSC News Archive

Proceedings of the Eigth EuroGOOS International Conference

The 8th EuroGOOS Conference Proceedings, Operational Oceanography Serving Sustainable Marine Development, have been released today. The EuroGOOS international conferences are tri-annual milestone events for operational oceanographic sciences. The conferences reflect the state of play and set future priorities for European oceanography across the full value chain, from observations to data processing and modelling, and to delivering fit-for-purpose services and products for users.

In memory of Prof. N.R. Menon, India

It is with deep sorrow that Nansen Environmental Research Centre – India (NERCI) in Cochin, India and the Nansen Center in Bergen report the sad and unexpected demise of Prof. (Dr.) N.R. Menon on Sunday 18th March 2018. Prof. N.R. Menon was the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of NERCI and Dean, Faculty of Climate Variability and Aquatic Ecosystem, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS).

Nansat version 1.0 is released

We have the pleasure of launching version 1.0 of Nansat. This is possible after a three week long and intensive Scrum sprint performed by Anton Korosov, Aleksander Vines, Jeong-Won Park, Artem Moiseev, and Morten Wergeland Hansen. A scrum sprint is an agile software development method that was now for the first time employed at NERSC. It has shown to be very useful and efficient, and will certainly be repeated for the next versions of Nansat.


Markerer starten på unikt forskningsprosjekt

Denne uken samles 160 forskere, forskningsledere, representanter fra Norges forskningsråd, næring og forvaltning samt internasjonale samarbeidspartnere i Tromsø. De skal markere oppstarten av det nasjonale forskningsprosjektet Arven etter Nansen.


Markerer starten på unikt forskningsprosjekt

130 forskere innen fagdisipliner som spenner fra marine bakterier og torsk til luft- og havstrømmer er denne uken samlet i Tromsø. De markerer starten på det unike forskningsprosjektet Arven etter Nansen. 


Arven etter Nansen er et nasjonalt forskningsprosjekt med en budsjettramme på 740 millioner kroner, som skal møte store, sammensatte, fremtidige utfordringer med nyskapende forskningssamarbeid. Ti institusjoner er involvert i prosjektet og blant disse er Nansensenteret.

Kick off for a new big national project - ALERTNESS

Yesterday NERSC hosted a kick off meeting of a new big national project called ALERTNESS (Advanced models and weather prediction in the Arctic: New capabilities from observations and polar process representations). ALERTNESS is a large-scale national research project with the total funding of 23 million NOK.

From ALERTNESS-kick offFrom ALERTNESS-kick off

Gir klarsignal for Arven etter Nansen

Norges forskningsråd har godkjent forskningssøknaden til Arven etter Nansen. Første tokt går 19. juli 2018 med det nye forskningsfartøyet «Kronprins Haakon». 

Stefan Muckenhuber defends his PhD thesis

Stefan Muckenhuber will defend the thesis for his PhD degree 06.12.2017 at University of Bergen and

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). The title of the thesis is “High resolution sea ice monitoring using space

borne Synthetic Aperture Radar”. Stefan has been employed at the Nansen Center since 2013 and has had a

PhD scholarship from the Research Council of Norway for the last three years. In 2017 he has received a visiting

research grant and stayed at Technical University of Vienna. 


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. 

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