News from CAGE


CAGE director visits new laboratory in Trondheim

CAGE director Jürgen Mienert recently visited the new 2G Cryogen Magnetometer that is being installed by our partner Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) in Trondheim. The instrument will be used to date past climate and environmental changes by studying magnetic iron minerals.

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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Dr. William Ambrose appointed as Program Director at NSF

Dr. William Ambrose, who is currently a visiting scholar at CAGE, has been appointed as new Program Director of the Arctic Observing Network Program in the Arctic Sciences Section of the National Science Foundation (Washington DC, USA).

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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Annual report for 2014

We have had a busy year in 2014, with many achievements and discoveries. You can now enjoy reading about many of them in our annual report for 2014.

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Ocean currents disturb methane-eating bacteria

Bacteria that feed on methane can control its concentration once it is released from the ocean floor. This can potentially stop the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere. But ocean currents can easily disturb dinner, according to new study in Nature Geoscience.

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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CAGE is partner in new climate research school

Norwegian Research Council supports the national climate research school, CHESS, with over 2,5 million Euro. The school will provide PhD students in geosciences with intensive courses related to climate research.

By: Maja Sojtaric

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Blog: Measuring greenhouse gases in the Arctic

Our post. doc Anna Silyakova spent six weeks frozen into an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean on board the research vessel Lance. In this blog post you can read more about the experiments she conducted in the ice.

Text: Daiki Nomura ( Hokkaido University) and Anna Silyakova (CAGE). Blog was previously published by Norwegian Polar Institute.

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Ezat wins award

Mohamed Ezat, PhD student at CAGE, recently won an award for best student lecture at the all staff meeting for The Norwegian Research School in Climate Dynamics (ResClim).

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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Collaboration provides fresh view of the Arctic Ocean floor

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is famous for its development of groundbreaking technology for ocean research. Some of it is coming along on a CAGE cruise in May, to give scientists a better view of the Arctic Ocean floor.

Text: Maja Sojtaric
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Building state of the art ocean observatories

The technology company Kongsberg Maritime is building two ocean observatories for CAGE. Observatories will be deployed off coast of Svalbard next year, to monitor the methane leaks from the seabed.

By: Maja Sojtaric

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The emergence of modern sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago

“We have not seen an ice free period in the Arctic Ocean for 2,6 million years. However, we may see it in our lifetime.” says marine geologist Jochen Knies. In an international collaborative project, Knies has studied the historic emergence of the ice in the Arctic Ocean. The results are published in Nature Communications.

Text: G. Løvø (NGU)/ Maja Sojtaric (CAGE)

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Meet our little ROV helper

This summer CAGE scientists picked up methane-derived rocks from the ocean floor, using a remotely operating vehicle (ROV). The rocks prove past and present methane seeps in Vesterålen, Norway.

Text: Maja Sojtaric. Photo/video: Jochen Knies

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CAGE elected to host international conference

This years conference on gas in marine sediments (GIMS12) in Taiwan was successful for two CAGE-students who won awards for their effort. Next conference will be held in 2016 and organised by CAGE in Tromsø

Text: Maja Sojtaric

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Members of Norwegian Parliament visit CAGE

Several members of the Norwegian Parliament attended a local government conference in Tromsø this weekend. They took the opportunity to visit CAGE .

Text and photo: Maja Sojtaric


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Using ship, aircraft in search for methane emissions

The amount of methane in the atmosphere is increasing. Is the seabed one of the sources for the greenhouse gas? To answer this question, CAGE is measuring methane from ocean to atmosphere, using some truly cool gadgets.

Text: Maja Sojtaric  Feature photo: Stefan Buenz

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Research Vessel Sonne Christened by Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel christened a brand new research vessel in July. In attendance was CAGE director, Professor Jürgen Mienert, who is a member of the advisory board for the ship. Text: Maja Sojtaric Photo: Jürgen Mienert − RV Sonne will be used for […] » read more


The changing Arctic

  CAGE scientists took part in the 2014 European Geosciences Union (EGU)  in Vienna, Austria, where more than ten thousand scientists from all over the world gathered during one week, presenting their ideas and discussing important topics. One of the topics, the […] » read more