Category: PhD / Master

Congrats, dr. Atle Folkestad

Atle Folkestad successfully defended his thesis Friday 10th September on: “Sedimentary response to tectonism and rifting in basins on the Norwegian shelf and onshore Norway“.

We congratulate the freshly minted doctor! 🙂

The opponents were Professor Leslie Wood, Colorado School of Mines, USA, and professor David Hodgson, University of Leeds, UK. The Internal member of the committee was Professor Ritske Huismans, GEO and the disputation was led by Professor William Helland-Hansen, GEO.

Gratulerer med fullført master Vegard Michael Solheim

Vi gleder oss over våre masterkandidater som har fullført mastergraden. Her er lenke til Vegard Michael Solheim og resultatene fra masterprosjektet “Seismic monitoring of Co2 sequestration – effects of saturation, pressure and temperature”. Oppslaget er også å finne utenfor Aud 5.

Master- og PhD presentasjoner for September 2021

Kunngjøring av master- og PhD presentasjoner finner dere i GEO sin kalender her.

Renee Hageman

“Hei GEO!
For the upcoming five months I will be joining the biogeochemistry research group as an internship for my master’s at the university of Utrecht located in the Netherlands.

The project I will be working on is extracting and coupling the qPCR and chemical depth profiles of the solid and liquid phase of the sediment.

From these profiles the reaction rates and governing fluxes caused by the microbial community can be determined.” You will find Renee in the lab or in room 4131.

Congrats dr. Albina Gilmullina

Albina Gilmullina successfully defended her thesis Monday 30th August on: “Stratigraphy, sediment volumes and source-to-sink of the Triassic Greater Barents Sea Basin and surrounding Arctic Region“.

We congratulate the freshly minted doctora! 🙂

The opponents were Professor Elizabeth Miller, Stanford University and Dr Amanda Owen, University of Glasgow. The Internal member of the committee was Professor Atle Rotevatn, GEO and the disputation was led by Professor Joachim Jacobs, GEO.

The doctoral project has been supervised by associate professor Christian Haug Eide, professor William Helland-Hansen and postdoctoral fellow Hallgeir Sirevaag at GEO, UiB, and senior exploration researcher Tor Grane Klausen at Petrolia NOCO.

Congrats, dr. Bjarte Lønøy

Bjarte Lønøy successfully defended his thesis Friday 20th August on: “Paleokarst reservoir modelling – A concept-driven approach“.

We congratulate the freshly minted doctor! 🙂

The opponents were Professor Giovanni Bertotti, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and Dr. Sophie Viseur, Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignment des Géosciences de l’Environment (CEREGE) Aix-Marseille Université, France. The Internal member of the committee was Associate Professor Henriette Linge, GEO and the disputation was led by Professor Harald Walderhaug, GEO.

The thesis was supervised by senior researcher Jan Tveranger and Dr. Øystein Pettersen at the Norwegian Research Center (NORCE), Professor Emeritus Stein Erik Lauritzen and Associate Professor Isabelle Lecomte at GEO, UiB, and Professor Fiona Whitaker at the University of Bristol, UK.


A week in the Lyngen alps

[slideshow_deploy id=’4283′]This year’s “GEOV322: Master Level Field Excursion in Quaternary Geology” brought five students and two professors to the Lyngen peninsula in Troms and Finnmark. We could already see the stunning landscape of the Lyngen alps as we were approaching Tromsø airport. After an introduction to the local sea level history on glaciation phases by Jostein and Willem, dining on some fresh Lyngen shrimps, we had some time to prepare for the upcoming days and enjoy the amazing midnight sun.

As Petrus wasn’t very gracious while we took some new cores at Aspvatnet in Strupskardet valley, it was good to have brought proper shoes and jackets. After that, one group started to explore the Strupskardet valley, and the other group went to Veidalen. On Wednesday, each group guided the other one through their explored area. The hike in Veidalen took us through and up well visible past shorelines (Skarpnes and Younger Dryas events), several moraines until we could finally see some rock glaciers. After that our field trip continued with a hike through glacial history in Strupskardet valley with several moraines (from 20 000 yrs BP until the “Little Ice Age” in the last century), past shorelines, permafrost features (frost polygons), white dryas flowers on the valley floor between the glaciofluvial sediments. As one of the many highlights, we got rewarded with the stunning view on the glacier lake Blåvatnet.

Our trip continued on the east side of the Lyngen peninsula.

The geological hike up the northern slope of Kjosen fjord showed well-visible traces of spectacular geohazards (landslides, snow avalanches, rock fall and debris flows) on both sides of the fjord.

A total number of 14 jökulhlaups events occurred downwards Koppangsbreen glacier. They have not only reshaped the valley, but also changed the course of the Koppangselva river.

A several meters high waterfall leading into a meandering river flowing through a gigantic floodplain, snow avalanche fans, bent trees as well as moraines are amongst the geological features to be observed besides the great panorama of the surrounding mountains.

The produced outreaches were submitted to turspoor and and wait for publication.

It was fantastic to be able to explore the geological features we have been studying in theory in reality on this well-organized field trip with Jostein Bakke and Willem van der Bilt.

by Stephan Amm

GEO timeplan høsten 2021

Timeplan for høstens emner er nå klar! Se her.


PhD seminar 2021 at GEO

Group picture PhD seminar 2021 at GEO, Åse Hestnes

This years PhD seminar with the theme “Networking” was conducted once more digitally on 2nd June and was followed by a “blåtur”. The PhD seminar included three inspiring presentations: How to be a comfortable and effective academic networker (Willem van der Bilt), Communication with impact (Randi Garmann Lønrusten) and Visual storytelling (Tom Langbehn). After the formal part, the participants gathered at the lower station of Fløybanen and hiked up Fløyensletten, where a “bålpanne med servering” waited for the participants and where everybody could practise the skills learned during the seminar.

The program committee, Åse Hestnes, Eoghan Reeves and Synne Skaara are thanked for arranging this years inspiring PhD seminar.




Gratulerer med fullført master Øystein Haugen Ødegård

Vi gleder oss over våre masterkandidater som har fullført mastergraden. Her er lenke til Øystein Haugen Ødegård og resultatene fra masterprosjektet “From outcrop to Ground Penetrating Radar images with Point-Spread Function based convolution modelling”. Oppslaget er også å finne utenfor Aud 5.

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