The Arctic Conference Days 2017 – May 29th – June 2nd

The Geological Society of Norway (NGF) invites to the 5th Arctic Conference Days in Lofoten, from May 28th – June 2nd. The Arctic region is an area with large resources of petroleum and minerals creating an increased scientific, economic and political interest. The Arctic Conference Days is an event that combines 4 conferences in one,…

Call for postdoc applicants interested in a MSCA individual fellowship in Marine Geology

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has established «The Arctic MSCA-IF program» to select excellent young researchers planning to submit applications for a Marie Skƚodowska Curie individual fellowship (MSCA-IF) in order to pursue a research career (uit.no/afu/arcticmsca). We invite applications from promising young researchers within the field of Marine Geology. The selected candidate will write…

Master thesis by Gert Høgset

Gert Høgset handed in his masterthesis titled “The Cenozoic pre-glacial sedimentary environment of the SW Barents Sea continental margin – Lofoten Basin” in may 2016. Below you can find a sum up of the thesis. The thesis can be read in it’s full length on: http://munin.uit.no/handle/10037/9321 .

Published: Early Cretaceous synrift uplift and tectonic inversion in the Loppa High area, southwestern Barents Sea, Norwegian shelf

The paper “Early Cretaceous synrift uplift and tectonic inversion in the Loppa High area, southwestern Barents Sea, Norwegian shelf” by Kjetil Indrevær, Roy H. Gabrielsen and Jan Inge Faleide has been published on Journal of the Geological Society and is available online. Abstract Tectonic inversion of rift basins is most commonly reported in the literature to…

Accepted article in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

The paper “The Aptian (Early Cretaceous) oceanic anoxic event (OAE1a) in Svalbard, Barents Sea, and the absolute age of the Barremian-Aptian boundary” by Ivar Midtkandal, Henrik H. Svensen, Sverre Planke, Fernando Corfu, Stephane Polteau, Trond H. Torsvik, Jan Inge Faleide, Sten-Andreas Grundvåg, Håvard Selnes, Wolfram Kürschner and Snorre Olaussen has been accepted in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.…

ARCEx workshop 26 Oct 2016: Uplift and erosion

Date: Wednesday 26 October, 10:30-17:30 Venue: Auditorium – NATURF 1207, Department of Geology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Dramsveien 201, Tromsø [map] Register here   The Cenozoic paleoenvironment and the total (net) erosion of the Barents Sea shelf/Svalbard Preliminary agenda: 1030 – 1035: Introduction and aim of the workshop (Jan Sverre Laberg, UIT/ARCEx) 1035 – 1100: Total (net) Cenozoic erosion of…

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…

Accepted publication in Journal of Geological Society of London

The paper “Early Cretaceous syn-rift uplift and tectonic inversion in the Loppa High area, southwestern Barents Sea, Norwegian shelf”, by Kjetil Indrevær, Roy Gabrielsen and Jan Inge Faleide, has been accepted for publishing by the Journal of Geological Society of London. Abstract: Tectonic inversion of rift basins is most commonly reported in the literature to…

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…

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…