isfjell i solnedgang foto Iselin Medhaug
Foto: Iselin Medhaug

Climate Research

Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) wishes to contribute to increase the knowledge about climate, the causes of climate change and the development of people’s opinions and attitudes to this knowledge. BFS has already contributed to this theme for several years, for example climate-related BFS Starting Grants and to DIGSSCORE at the University of Bergen.

The newest initiative is the establishment of Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit, in collaboration with the University of Bergen and Bjerknessenteret.

Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit aims to increase the precision of climate predictions to a level where this can be of benefit to society. The unit will focus on climate predictions for the Atlantic Ocean to the Arctic and surrounding land areas. The time span for such predictions will be from a season (3 months) to a 10-year period. In particular, the program aims at notifying marine areas that are important for fisheries and shipping, as well as conditions relevant to power generation, the insurance industry and society in general.

Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit aims to become world leading in this field.

Other Climate Related Projects

BFS Starting Grant Nele Meckler
BFS Starting Grant Bjarte Hannisdal
BFS Starting Grant Kjetil Våge
BFS Starting Grant Andreas Born
BFS Starting Grant Håvard Haarstad
Digital Social Science Core Facility DIGSSCORE 

Div articles in media

Articles announcing the opening of  Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit  November 11 2018.

Yr.no 13.11.2018 Snart kan du sjekke klimaet år fram i tid – slik du sjekkar vêret for neste dag
BT.no 12.11.208 Vil gi deg svar på om det blir kalde eller varme vintre ti år fram i tid

Other articles:

EnergiOGklima 16.10.2020 EnergiOGklima lanserer Podcast. (Bjerknessenteret deltar)
Bjerknessenteret UiB.no 10.10.2020  Podcast: Arven etter Nansen
EnergiOGklima 29.9.2020 Hva gjør La Niña med været?
Bjerknes.uib.no 9.7.2020 Varsler jordens klima på kort sikt
NRK.no 9.7.2020 Klimarapport varslar auka temperatur dei neste fem åra
DN.no 4.6.2020 Innlegg om iskanten: Femten er ikke midt mellom tredve og aldri
EnergiOGklima 11.2.2020 Ekspertintervjuet: 30 prosent isfrekvens gir økt risiko hvis klimamålene nås
Bjerknessenteret, UiB.no 3.3.2020 Super El Niños link to drought in Europe
Klimastiftelsen.no 6.2.2020 Olje i nord – iskanten setter grensen
Stortinget.no Innstilling til Stortinget fra energi- og miljøkomiteen
UiB.no, Konsertserien “Neste steg”: Havet – alltid i bevegelse og Menneskets tidsalder

BCCR Climate prediction podcast (May 2019, Svendsen): Blir klimaet bedre om vi snakker norsk?
BCCR Climate prediction podcast (August 2019, Langehaug): The push for predicting the future climate.
BCCR workshop 5.-7. juni 2019; The EU Climate Modelling Cluster and the importance of cooperation in climate science
Fiskeribladet, 14.08.2019 Klimavarsling skal gi bedre råd om fiskekvoter, Intervju med Mette Skern-Mauritzen
Røtter, Universitetsmuseets årbok for 2019, Kapittel om historiske og lokale perspektiver på klimavarsling

Additional funding:

Prosjektet TRIATLAS, EU 2020 prosjekt. Posjektet er koordinert av Noel Keenlyside, oppstart juni 2019.
Prosjektet ROADMAP, JPI CLIMATE og JPI OCEANS finansiert, Noel Keenlyside er co-koordinator, starter i 2020.

and a lot more ..

 

 

 

Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit in brief

Program period: 2018-2023
Program leader: professor Noel Keenlyside, UiB
Deputy leader: professor Tor Eldevik, UiB

Funding from BFS: 30 MNOK
Total budget: 60MNOK

The programis located at Bjerknes Center for Climate Research.

 

Read more