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Biology Rocks

23 May 2023

19:00 - 21:00

Stereo Bar

Christies gate 14, Bergen, Norway

Event will be in English


Juan Manuel



Let’s make a good warm algae soup!

Coastal waters conform the first line of defense against climate change and the algae -more specifically, intertidal fucoids- are our pawns. These magnificient organisms warn us about the effects derived from high temperatures -e.g.: by creating defense mechanisms against increasingly active herbivores-. Only by knowing ang protecting them we could ensure us a smooth transition to future times.

Danielle Magann


Nygårdsgaten 112, 5008 Bergen, Norway

130 Thousand-year old DNA & the secrets of the Arctic Ocean

DNA is the molecule of life and can preserve for millions of years in ocean sediments. We use ancient DNA from sediment below the Arctic to learn which organisms lived in the past! The decline of sea-ice may mean changes to which organisms thrive in these ecosystems. Ancient DNA can help us understand how these ecosystems shifted during past sea-ice decline, as well as other Arctic Ocean secrets.



University of Bergen

Where's silver lining in deep-sea mining?

Do you own a phone or an electric car? Do you have a lightbulb in your house, a radiator? All these things and more, for me and you, are about comfort. By contrast, for the government, it is about energy resources and transition. For the companies in the deep-sea mining exploration and potential exploitation, it is about… conservation and green transition! No, really! Join the talk, I'll explain:)




A National Norwegian Research Center: NCS2030

The National Center for Sustainable Subsurface Utilization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS2030) is one of three research centers within petroleum in Norway today. The University of Stavanger is hosting the center with the University of Bergen, IFE, and NORCE as research partners. NCS2030 is one of the largest research and industry consortia in Norway.

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