Category: outreach

Spending the summer on Greenland

This summer will be the first when Norwegian scientists team up with our Danish and international partners to drill the first ever ice core into a fast flowing ice stream on Greenland. Through the EastGRIP project we aim to extract a 2500m ice core during the next 4 years, telling the story of climate and ice dynamics of northeast Greenland.

This region of Greenland has the largest ice stream on the ice cap, draining approximately 12% of the total ice loss from the ice sheet. The question we wish to answer is the what is the dynamics of this fast flowing ice stream and what can we expect in the coming centuries. Will it accelerate?

During the filed season you can follow our activity here: http://eastgrip.org/uk_diaries_2016/ as well as on twitter  @egripcamp @nissenjo as well as on the ice2ice home page: http://ice2ice.b.uib.no

In 2016, myself, Sarah Berben and Marie Fjalstad Jensen will be working form the ice.

Malte, Kaitlin and Joel removing excess snow from the science trench.
Malte, Kaitlin and Joel removing excess snow from the science trench.
2016-05-23
The Twin Otter parked in the middle of camp. Power form an extension cord from the powerhouse below keeps it warm during the night.
2016-05-26
Malte and Joel in the entrance from the ramp to the newly opened drill trench. The other two holes lead to stairwell and to tunnel to science trench.
2016-05-25
Just before departure, the twin otter pilots watch if the outhouse (tent lower left) is occupied (flag up).
A view to the Northwestern end of camp.

Combining science with exploring the Norwegian mountains

Our outreach project “turspor” is taking form and in the next few months text will be continuously added to our group on UT.no with details of hikes in the Norwegian mountains where you can also learn a little about the science of nature: climate, geology and metereology in particular. For a glimpse of what is coming please check our current posts through DNT:

http://www.ut.no/finn/?types=trip&id=8.1819&type=gruppe

Vindtunnel/Gapflow
Vindtunnel/Gapflow

 

UiB MOOC on “Causes of Climate Change”

Our new UiB Online course (MOOC) on ” Causes of Climate Change” has been launched on FutureLearn today.

Read about more about the course here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/causes-of-climate-change

Start Date is 21st of September, 2015

More info in Norwegian: http://www.uib.no/nb/aktuelt/89491/uib-klar-med-norges-første-klima-mooc

Lager klima-mooc

Intervju i UiB’s avis På Høyden om vår nye MOOC på klimadynamikk som vi lager sammen med kommunikasjonsavdelingen på UiB.

http://pahoyden.no/2014/12/lager-klima-mooc

Filming av MOOC på Mongstad. Arnt, Asgeir og Frode

 

 

 

 

 

Filming av MOOC på Grønland med Frode, Iselin og Kerim
Filming av MOOC på Herdla. Frode, Arnt og Kerim
Filming av MOOC på Herdla. Frode, Arnt og Kerim

VilVite og programmet “Møt en klimaforsker”

I sammarbeid med VilVite har vi oprettet ett læringstilbud hvor skoleelever kan møte klimaforskere og høre om livet som forsker og stille spørsmål. Høsten 2014 vil det være 3 slike dager og 22. oktober stiller 2 stipendiater fra Bjerkenessenteret: Ingrid og Algot.

http://www.vilvite.no/skole-barnehage/laeringstilbud/show/mot-en-klimaforsker/

Stipendiater ute i felten for å ta kjeneprøver av en myr utenfor Nyksund
Stipendiater ute i felten for å ta kjeneprøver av en myr utenfor Nyksund