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ARCEx workshop 26 Oct 2016: Uplift and erosion

Date: Wednesday 26 October, 10:30-19:00 Venue: Room tba, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway Organized by: Jan Sverre Laberg, UiT/ARCEx, WP 1 Basin analysis and WP 2 Petroleum systems and play concepts Register here   The Cenozoic paleoenvironment and the total (net) erosion of the Barents Sea shelf/Svalbard Preliminary agenda: 1030 – 1045: Introduction and aim of the workshop…

New publication in Journal of the Geological Society

The paper “Geomorphology and topography of relict surfaces: the influence of inherited crustal structure in the northern Scandinavian Mountains” by Elizabeth R. Schermer, Thomas F. Redfield, Kjetil Indrevær, and Steffen G. Bergh, has been published by the Journal of the Geological Society. Abstract:  Low-relief surfaces in northern Norway are mapped and analysed to explore (1) whether surfaces…

Mohammedyasin et al., 2016

New publication in Marine and Petroleum Geology

The paper “Deep-seated faults and hydrocarbon leakage in the Snøhvit Gas Field, Hammerfest Basin, Southwestern Barents Sea”, by Mohammed S. Mohammedyasin, Stephen Lippard, Kamaldeen Omosanya, Ståle Johansen and Dicky Harishidayat at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, has been accepted in Marine and Petroleum Geology. Highlights Faults in the study area are dip-slip normal faults. Deep-seated faults…

Picture showing Gijs investigating an outcrop section consisting of stacked turbidite beds. Photo: Sten-Andreas Grundvåg.

New publication: deep-marine rift basin deposits in east Greenland (and video)

In a recent publication by Henstra et al. (2016) in Marine and Petroleum Geology, Sten-Andreas Grundvåg, UiT, is one of several co-authors. The publication focus on Lower Cretaceous deposits in Wollaston Forland, east Greenland, and features some breath-taking illustrations of submarine gravity flow processes and their products deposited in a deep-marine rift basin during rift…

Marmierfjellet

New publication: sedimentology and geochemistry of Permian to Lower Triassic deposits in central Spitsbergen

Sten-Andreas Grundvåg, UiT, is co-authoring a paper entitled “depositional environment, ichnological features and oxygenation of Periman to earliest Triassic sediments in central Spitsbergen, Svalbard”, that was recently published in Polar Research. The paper focus mainly on the trace fossil fauna and oxygenation in the Tempelfjorden Group, but also touch upon the dramatic changes in depositional…

Full action with the benthic samples. Picture by Ivan Gromicho

The benthic view

By Roxane Richard I am a master student from Paris and I came to Tromsø for my 2 months internship at Akvaplan-Niva. This cruise was for me many new experiences at the same time and I would like to describe my feelings about it. My very first time in the Arctic! My very first cruise!…

In Polar Bear Country. Picture by Ivan Gromicho

In Polar Bear country

By Jeffrey Krause, University Alabama, USA I had seen a polar bear twice in United States zoos; however, seeing one in the wild was exhilarating.  I am amazed by the sheer size of the animal, these bears are enormous.  It is a rare opportunity to see a great predator and not be in danger (i.e.…