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28/09/2018

An ice free corridor sustained Arctic marine life during the last Ice Age

During the last ice age, there was an ice free corridor wedged between two large ice masses in the Arctic. This corridor, which spanned several hundred kilometres, provided habitats for highly adaptable marine life-forms.

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25/09/2018

Indian Ambassador visits climate science meeting in Tromsø

Newly appointed Indian ambassador to Norway, Hon. Krishan Kumar, recently visited a meeting at CAGE that highlights fruitful scientific collaboration between Indian and Norwegian climate scientists.

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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11/09/2018

CAGE researcher joins program for outstanding talent at UiT

A new talent development program, AURORA Outstanding, will train selected young research talents to become future research leaders at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. One of the talents chosen for the program is CAGE researcher Andreia Plaza Faverola.

Text: Randi Solhaug/Maja Sojtaric. Photos: David Jensen

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26/06/2018

CAGE professor given recognition for most cited edition of Marine Geology

CAGE professor Jürgen Mienert received an award as guest editor for one of the most cited special issues of Marine Geology in 2016-2017. His international team provided important insights into offshore geohazards.

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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04/05/2018

Time travel through methane seeps, using tiny time capsules

24.000 years ago, the greenhouse gas methane started seeping from the Arctic Ocean floor northwest of Svalbard. And it is seeping still. New PhD thesis from CAGE sheds light on this event using minuscule time capsules.

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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21/04/2018

Oases of life close to enormous methane plumes on the otherwise barren Arctic Ocean seafloor

New PhD dissertation from CAGE shows that methane derived carbon is a crucial part of the food web of the Arctic Ocean. It sheds new light on unique animal assemblages discovered thriving in the darkness close to cold methane plumes  

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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11/01/2018

Sea floor uplift after last ice age causes methane release in the Arctic today

Present-day release of methane from an area of the Arctic Ocean is an effect of the uplift of the sea floor, rather than anthropogenic ocean warming, a new study in Nature Communications states.

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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02/05/2017

Battered Earth revived by mineral weathering after mass extinction

Bedrock of Earth got severely beaten up by hothouse climate conditions during one of planet’s mass extinctions some 200 million years ago. But the process also allowed life to bounce back.

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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