News from CAGE


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


Ocean warming release methane from gas hydrates

Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta recently defended his doctoral thesis entitled: “Sub-seabed fluid-flow systems and gas hydrates of the SW Barents Sea and North Sea margins” The aim of the study was to improve the understanding and overview of gas leakage systems and gas hydrates […] » read more


Natural Gas Hydrate Systems Gordon Research Conference

Natural Gas Hydrate Systems Gordon Research Conference was held on March 23-28, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. The focus of the meeting was current major topics in hydrate systems including earth science and engineering aspects of methane hydrate production, hydrates in and under […] » read more


CAGE researchers clarify the Arctic’s role in global climate during the Pliocene

The relation between the Arctic and global warming has attracted public awareness over the past years. To really understand the future challenge of climate change we need to understand the climate of the past. CAGE researchers have contributed to a recent publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters which presents new knowledge of the Arctic climate in the Pliocene. […] » Read more