What did you do before you joint the Nansen Legacy?
I achieved my PhD degree within the fields of Paleoceanography & Paleoclimatology, at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen. Following my PhD I have worked as a researcher at Uni Climate, Uni Research and UiB-GEO. My research focuses on improving our understanding of past changes in surface ocean hydrography and climate on decadal-centennial timescales, during warm and warmer-than-present climate states.
Photo: Nil Irvali
What will you be working on within the Nansen Legacy?
I will be working with sediment cores from the Barents Sea, recovered during the recent Nansen Legacy - Paleo Cruise that took place in September 2019. I will use high-resolution stable isotope analysis of planktonic and benthic foraminifera, together with trace metal analysis (Mg/Ca paleothermometry) to reconstruct changes in surface ocean hydrography and climate through the Holocene, over the past 12000 years.
Photo: Vårin Trælvik Eilertsen
What are you looking most forward to in your Post doc project?
It is very exciting to be part of a large multi-disciplinary project such as the Nansen Legacy. I am looking forward to work in collaboration with oceanographers, and climate modelers in order to better understand the ocean-climate variability in the Arctic.
Photo: Foto: Øystein Mikkelborg, NPI