Welcome to the Department of Geosciences

 
Welcome to the world´s northernmost geology department. With focus on the northern regions and the Arctic, our main activities are research, education and communication of research to the public. 

The activities are centered in the following research groups:
1) Polar Marine Geology and Geophysics 
2) Solid Earth Science
3) Coastal and Terrestrial Geosciences 

The geosciences department has several large research projects financed by The Research Council of Norway, EU and Norwegian oil companies. We partner in a Center of Excellence; CAGE (Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate), which conducts world leading research on gas hydrates and how methane release affects the sea enviorment and the climate. ARCEx - Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration is a research  and competence center for petroleum activities in the northern regions and the Arctic.

The department offers education at the bachelor-, masters- and PhD-levels.  We educate future geologists and geophysicists.

Our graduates go on to work in the oil industry, food companies, consulting companies, public offices within road construcion and infrastructure, geohazards, research, teaching and many other private companies.


Employees at Department of Geosciences:


Latest news

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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
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Exploration of seabed methane seeps around Svalbard For the first time, an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has been used in the exploration of methane cold seeps from the seabed in areas around Svalbard.
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Centers and major projects at IG:



Postal address:
Institutt for geovitenskap

UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Postboks 6050 Langnes
N-9037 Tromsø

E-mail: 
adm@ig.uit.no

Fax:
+ 47 77 64 56 00

Visiting address:
Naturfagbygget
Dramsveien 201
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Head of dept.  Head of adm.
Matthias Forwick John Arne Opheim



     



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