Bleached coral. Photo: NOAA

How do we measure greenhouse gases in the ocean?

16. October 2015

That was one of the main questions raised at a workshop, recently arranged by our …

Aleksey Portnov. Photo: CAGE

Aleksey Portnov defends thesis on permafrost

6. October 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Portnov who recently defended his thesis Role of subsea permafrost and gas hydrate …

Wine and gypsum. Photo Maja Sojtaric

Field trip to Italy sparks scientific imagination

29. September 2015

[types field=”Blogging from the field”][/types] Our early career scientists went recently on a field trip to …

Deployment. Observatory. Svalbard. Photo: A. Silyakova

Methane observatories successfully deployed in the Arctic

26. August 2015

Mysteries still abound about methane release from the ocean floor. Two state of the art …

ScienceNordic: Heavy summer rain in Greenland speeds up ice melt

19. August 2015

The Guardian: Global warming is causing rain to melt the Greenland ice sheet

19. August 2015

LiveScience: Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea Images

19. August 2015

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CAGE installs new mass spectrometer

13. August 2015

Tromsø will soon be one of few places in the world where scientists can analyze clumped …


CAGE director visits new laboratory in Trondheim

24. June 2015

CAGE director Jürgen Mienert recently visited the new 2G Cryogen Magnetometer that is being installed by …

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The Power of Ice

22. June 2015

Ice has weighed heavy on the Arctic for at least two million years. And now …

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Exceptional view of deep Arctic Ocean methane seeps

19. June 2015

Close to 30.000 high definition images of the deep Arctic Ocean floor were captured on a …

Sinc: El metano del Ártico, ¿una amenaza incipiente?

9. June 2015

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Soma Baranwal receives award

8. June 2015

Dr. Soma Baranwal has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 W. Storrs Cole …

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Patton Wins Best Poster Award

5. June 2015

Dr. Henry Patton, post doctoral researcher at CAGE, won an award for best poster at PAST …

Dr. Will Ambrose

Dr. William Ambrose appointed as Program Director at NSF

28. May 2015

Dr. William Ambrose, who is currently a visiting scholar at CAGE, has been appointed as new …

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Annual report for 2014

12. May 2015

We have had a busy year in 2014, with many achievements and discoveries. You can …

Cold seep site. Methane bubbles. Bacteria. Bivalves. Photo:  NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS

Ocean currents disturb methane-eating bacteria

28. April 2015

Bacteria that feed on methane can control its concentration once it is released from the …


Are gas hydrates an environmentally sound energy source?

21. April 2015

That is one of the questions that COST Action MIGRATE is trying to answer. Stefan …

Science World Report: New Source of Methane Discovered in the Deep Ocean

20. April 2015

Daily Mail: Will methane in the Arctic speed up global warming?

20. April 2015

Deutschlandfunk: Treibhausgas – Neue entdeckte Methanquelle in der Arktis

20. April 2015

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CAGE is partner in new climate research school

16. April 2015

Norwegian Research Council supports the national climate research school, CHESS, with over 2,5 million Euro. The …

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New source of methane discovered in the Arctic Ocean

13. April 2015

A reservoir of abiotic methane has been discovered in the Arctic Ocean. This means that …

Anna SIlyakova, post.doc. N_ICE 2015

Blog: Measuring greenhouse gases in the Arctic

8. April 2015

Our post. doc Anna Silyakova spent six weeks frozen into an ice floe in the …

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Ezat wins award

23. March 2015

Mohamed Ezat, PhD student at CAGE, recently won an award for best student lecture at …

RV Lance is drifting with the young Arctic Sea ice. On board is also Dr. Anna Silyakova form CAGE, conducting the experiments in ice covered ocean. Photo: Paul Dodd/

Frozen – a story of groundbreaking research in the Arctic Ocean

19. February 2015

Dr. Anna Silyakova will spend six weeks frozen into Arctic sea ice on board Research Vessel Lance. Her goal is to …

Vestnesa Ridge

Methane seepage from Arctic seabed occurring for millions of years

5. February 2015

Natural seepage of methane offshore the Arctic archipelago Svalbard has been occurring periodically for at …

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Collaboration provides fresh view of the Arctic Ocean floor

30. January 2015

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is famous for its development of groundbreaking technology for ocean research. …

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Visit from our Advisory Board

21. January 2015

Advisory Board for CAGE is composed by accomplished international scientists. Yesterday three of them visited …

Haakon Mosby- Photo: Alfred Wegener Institut

Scientists intrigued by a unique volcano on the ocean floor

19. January 2015

Norway has two active volcanoes. One is the northernmost subaerial volcano in the world, Beerenberg …


Happy Holidays!

22. December 2014
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Methane is leaking from permafrost offshore Siberia

18. December 2014

The magnificent images of a crater on Yamal Peninsula, caused by collapsing permafrost, have become …

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Methane flares in the Arctic dwarf the Golden Gate Bridge

12. December 2014

Methane gas flares, up to 800 meters high, rise from the Arctic Ocean floor. That …

Surface water conditions and calcium carbonate preservation in the Fram Strait during marine isotope stage 2, 28.8–15.4 kyr

2. December 2014 K. Zamelczyk, T. L. Rasmussen, K. Husum, F. Godtliebsen and M. Hald

Labyrint: Hvorfor valgte du leirevulkaner?

1. December 2014

Labyrint: Utforsker vulkanenes hemmeligheter

1. December 2014

The emergence of modern sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean

1. December 2014 Jochen Knies, Patricia Cabedo-Sanz, Simon T. Belt, Soma Baranwal, Susanne Fietz and Antoni Rosell-Melé

Temporal and spatial structure of multi-millennial temperature changes at high latitudes during the Last Interglacial

1. December 2014 Emilie Capron , Aline Govin, Emma J. Stone, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Stefan Mulitza, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Tine L. Rasmussen, Louise C. Sime, Claire Waelbroeck, Eric W. …

ScienceDaily: Emergence of modern sea ice in Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago

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North Atlantic marine radiocarbon reservoir ages through Heinrich event H4: a new method for marine age model construction

1. December 2014 Jesper Olsen, Tine L. Rasmussen and Paula J. Reimer  

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Panieri giving talk at The Niels Bohr Institute

13. November 2014

Associate Professor Giuliana Panieri has been invited to the internationally acclaimed research institution, Niels Bohr …

Carbon isotope (δ13C) excursions suggest times of major methane release during the last 14 ka in Fram Strait, the deep-water gateway to the Arctic (2014)

6. November 2014 C. Consolaro, T. L. Rasmussen, G. Panieri, J. Mienert, S. Bünz, and K. Sztybor

Constraints on the dynamics of pockmarks in the SW Barents Sea: Evidence from gravity coring and high-resolution, shallow seismic profiles (2014)

6. November 2014 M. Pau , Ø. Hammer, S. Chand

Modeling the evolution of climate-sensitive Arctic subsea permafrost in regions of extensive gas expulsion at the West Yamal shelf. (2014)

6. November 2014 Alexey Portnov, Jurgen Mienert, and Pavel Serov.

Offshore permafrost decay and massive seabed methane escape in water depths >20 m at the South Kara Sea shelf (2013)

6. November 2014 Alexey Portnov, Andrew J. Smith, Jürgen Mienert, Georgy Cherkashov, Pavel Rekant, Peter Semenov, Pavel Serov and Boris Vanshtein.

The evolution of methane vents that pierce the hydrate stability zone in the world’s oceans (2014)

6. November 2014 Andrew J. Smith, Peter B. Flemings, Xiaoli Liu and Kristopher Darnell.  

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Meet our little ROV helper

6. November 2014

This summer CAGE scientists picked up methane-derived rocks from the ocean floor, using a remotely …

Teknisk Ukeblad: Nye sensorstasjoner skal overvåke metanutslipp på havbunnen i Arktis

15. October 2014

Nord24: – Dette er ikke noe en kjøper på Biltema, for å si det slik.

15. October 2014


Building state of the art ocean observatories

13. October 2014

The technology company Kongsberg Maritime is building two ocean observatories for CAGE. Observatories will be …


CAGE elected to host international conference

2. October 2014

This years conference on gas in marine sediments (GIMS12) in Taiwan was successful for two …

Søndagsrevyen – Frykter konsekvenser av metanutslipp

25. September 2014

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The Gulf Stream kept going during the last Ice Age

12. September 2014

The warm Atlantic water continued to flow into the icy Nordic seas during the coldest …

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Members of Norwegian Parliament visit CAGE

8. September 2014

Several members of the Norwegian Parliament attended a local government conference in Tromsø this weekend. …

Subsurface Fluid Flow and Surface Anomalies at Veslemøy high, SW Barents Sea – What Do They Tell Us about Gas Hydrate Prospects in Barents Sea? (2014)

8. September 2014 Shyam Chand

Constraints on the dynamics of pockmarks in the SW Barents Sea: Evidence from gravity coring and high-resolution, shallow seismic profiles (2014)

5. September 2014 M. Pau // Ø. Hammer // S. Chand

Record of methane emissions from the West Svalbard continental margin during the last 23.500 yrs revealed by δ13C of benthic foraminifera (2014)

2. September 2014 Giuliana Panieri, Rachael H. James, Angelo Camerlenghi, Graham K. Westbrook, Chiara Consolaro, Isabel Cacho, Valentina Cesari, Cristina Sanchez Cervera.

Character of seismic motion at a location of a gas hydrate-bearing mud volcano on the SW Barents Sea margin (2014)

2. September 2014 Peter Franek, Jürgen Mienert, Stefan Buenz, and Louis Géli

Persistent intermediate water warming during cold stadials in the southeastern Nordic seas during the past 65.k.y. (2014)

2. September 2014 Mohamed M. Ezat, Tine L. Rasmussen and Jeroen Groeneveld