Lunch seminar 26 Jan: The “skiology” of Svalbard – the link between topography, geology, and back-country skiing

Sten-Andreas Grundvåg, ARCEx/UiT, will give a popular science seminar on “The “skiology” of Svalbard – the link between topography, geology, and back-country skiing” Date: Thursday 26 January, 11:15-12:00 Venue: Store Aud, Realfagbygget  There will be served a “lunch-to-go”, so sign up for the event!  About the event:  Have you ever wanted to ski the rugged peaks of…

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,…

We are hiring: PhD candidate in Petroleum Geology (geological controls on pore pressure in exhumed basins)

ARCEx partner University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is hiring a PhD candidate in Petroleum Geology (geological controls on pore pressure in exhumed basins). The application deadline is 13 January 2017. For more information and how to apply, please refer to the full announcement. ARCEx is looking for more candidates, find more career opportunities here. Description…

Accepted article in Journal of Petroleum Geology

The paper “Migrated petroleum in Mesozoic strata in Svalbard: organic geochemical characterization and implications for regional exploration” by Tesfamariam Abay, Dag Karlsen et al., is to appear in Journal of Petroleum Geology in 2017. Abstract:  The presence of migrated petroleum in outcropping rocks on Spitsbergen (Svalbard archipelago) has been known for several decades but the…

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: 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…