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Family bonding activity leads to NOK 26 million in funding for CAGE researcher

16. November 2018

When Andreia Plaza-Faverola was growing up in Venezuela, her father would take her snorkeling to …

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Pär Jansson defends thesis on methane release in the water column

16. November 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Jansson who recently defended his thesis “Methane bubbles in the Arctic Ocean – …

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Indian Ambassador visits climate science meeting in Tromsø

25. September 2018

Newly appointed Indian ambassador to Norway, Hon. Krishan Kumar, recently visited a meeting at CAGE …

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CAGE researcher joins program for outstanding talent at UiT

11. September 2018

A new talent development program, AURORA Outstanding, will train selected young research talents to become …

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BLOG: Whether warm or cold, methane keeps leaking in the Arctic

20. June 2018

Methane has been leaking in the Arctic for millions of years, independent of warm or …

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Successful Workshop on Scientific Drilling in the Arctic Ocean

12. June 2018

CAGE arranged a MagellanPlus workshop in June, to develop a comprehensive proposal for International Ocean …

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Time travel through methane seeps, using tiny time capsules

4. May 2018

24.000 years ago, the greenhouse gas methane started seeping from the Arctic Ocean floor northwest …

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Workshop: scientific drilling in the Fram Strait

20. March 2018

CAGE is arranging a MagellanPlus workshop in June, to develop a comprehensive proposal for International …

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CAGE candidate to join IODP expedition to Antarctica

19. March 2018

Mariana Esteves has been invited to contribute to the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) expedition …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

20. December 2017

We wish to thank all of our colleagues for support and fruitful collaborations in 2017. …

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Substantial funding for cold loving bacteria research

24. November 2017

Tromsø Research Foundation, has granted millions in funds to two projects important for CAGE: An …

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Exceptional score for CAGE

3. November 2017

An international committee, assigned with mid-term evaluation of Centres of Excellence, gave CAGE an exceptional …

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Dr. Ezat awarded the prestigious Newton International Fellowship

1. November 2017

The high hanging fellowship will provide Mohamed Ezat, now postdoctoral researcher at CAGE, with an …

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New leadership at CAGE

20. October 2017

Professor Karin Andreassen is the new director of Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and …

Exploring the canyons in Lofoten

19. October 2017

  The Lofoten islands are visited by millions of people each year. We made a different …

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Stefan Bünz promoted to professor

9. October 2017

Stefan Bünz, work package leader at CAGE, has been promoted to professor at UiT The …

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Methane hydrate is not a smoking gun in the Arctic Ocean

22. August 2017

Methane hydrate under the ocean floor was assumed to be very sensitive to increasing ocean temperatures. …

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Collapse of the European ice sheet caused chaos

27. June 2017

Scientists have reconstructed in detail the collapse of the Eurasian ice sheet at the end …

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Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs

6. June 2017

Several methane domes, some 500m wide, have been mapped on the Arctic Ocean floor. They …

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Massive craters formed by methane blow-outs from the Arctic sea floor

1. June 2017

A new study in Science shows that hundreds of massive, kilometre –wide, craters on the …

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Ocean waters above methane seeps absorb large amounts of CO2

9. May 2017

Surface waters above methane seeps in the Arctic Ocean act as CO2 sinks, new PNAS …

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Giuliana Panieri elected president of EGU division

5. May 2017

Associate Professor Giuliana Panieri has been elected president of Division on Biogeosciences at European Geosciences Union …

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Battered Earth revived by mineral weathering after mass extinction

2. May 2017

Bedrock of Earth got severely beaten up by hothouse climate conditions during one of planet’s …

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CAGE Annual Report 2016

27. March 2017

Read about some of our achievements in 2016 in our Annual Report.

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Northern oceans pumped CO2 into the atmosphere

24. March 2017

Norwegian Sea acted as CO2 source in the past. It pumped the greenhouse gas into …

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New reconstruction of an ancient ice sheet

13. January 2017

A new model reconstruction shows in exceptional detail the evolution of the Eurasian ice sheet during …

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Happy New Year!

2. January 2017

We wish you all a happy and successful 2017, and we are looking forward to …

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New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution

29. November 2016

200 million years of geological evolution of a fault in the Earth’s crust has recently been …

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Gender equality in Arctic STEM fields

14. November 2016

CAGE has achieved gender equality among its scientist on all levels. How did this Arctic Centre …

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Into the thinning ice of the Arctic Ocean

31. October 2016

Research vessel Polarstern reached new and barely explored areas of the High Arctic Ocean this …

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Record high greenhouse gas releases in 2015

26. October 2016

Global observations of greenhouse gases show that CO2   and  methane releases have broken all records in 2015. Cathrine …

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Around the world in four days

22. September 2016

CAGE hosted 13th international conference on gas in marine sediments (GIMS) in Tromsø this week. Text: …

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New steering committee member: Kristina Helland-Hansen

7. September 2016

Kristina Helland-Hansen, head of Exploration Technology department at Statoil, has accepted a position as a …

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Methane sensor retrieved by RV Polarstern

6. September 2016

German research vessel Polarstern has retrieved a CAGE methane sensor from 2600-meter water depth in the Fram …

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Sediments control methane release to the ocean

26. August 2016

Whether greenhouse gas methane escapes from the ocean floor depends on the characteristic of the …

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Arctic clues on worst mass extinction of life

24. August 2016

Extreme global warming  caused a severe mass extinction of life on Earth 252 million years …

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Sea ice strongly linked to climate change in past 90 000 years

16. August 2016

Expansion and retreat of sea ice varied consistently in pace with rapid climate changes through …

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Specialized life forms abound at Arctic methane seeps

10. August 2016

Methane seeps have strong effects on the community structure at the bottom of the Arctic …

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What does Arctic Ocean have to do with Indian monsoons?

8. August 2016

The sea ice cover in the Arctic is important to more than polar bears and …

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Successful ROV expedition to methane seeps in High Arctic

9. July 2016

The expedition was a collaboration between two Norwegian centres of excellence – NTNU AMOS and …

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Observatories, long-term greenhouse gas data retrieved from the Arctic Ocean

8. June 2016

CAGE scientists have recently retrieved two long-term observatories that have been sitting on the ocean …

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CAGE Annual Report 2015

3. June 2016

Read about some of our achievements in 2015 in our Annual Report.

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CAGE PhD candidate receives Cushman Award

2. June 2016

PhD candidate Katarzyna Melaniuk was recently rewarded Loeblich and Tappan Student Research Award by Cushman …

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Methane not escaping into the atmosphere from Arctic Ocean

27. May 2016

Methane gas released from the Arctic seabed during the summer months leads to an increased …

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Retreat of the ice followed by millennia of methane release

13. May 2016

Methane was seeping from the seafloor for thousands of years following the retreat of the Barents Sea …

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Drilling for gas hydrates in the Arctic

3. May 2016

We don’t know enough about the amounts of methane stored under the sea floor. CAGE is going …

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Giant craters and fauna thriving on methane

21. April 2016

Two early career scientists from CAGE, Malin Waage and Emelie Åström, held a press conference …

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Ice streams can be slowed down by gas hydrates

12. April 2016

A sticky spot the size of a small island once slowed down a large ice stream. It was comprised …

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Craters in Barents Sea not connected to Bermuda Triangle

14. March 2016

Multiple giant craters have been discovered on the ocean floor in the Barents Sea. Contrary to …

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How safe is CO2 storage under the sea floor?

3. March 2016

Capture and storage of CO2 beneath the sea floor is an important strategy in the …

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“Ice age blob” of warm ocean water discovered south of Greenland

19. February 2016

Greenland experienced several abrupt and severe climate changes during the last ice age. But even during …

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Clams help date duration of ancient methane seeps in the Arctic

9. February 2016

A bed of fossilized, methane dependent clams has for the first time been observed in …