The University of Bergen (UiB) is a young and modern university (www.uib.no). The UiB has high level of research and education in all of its six faculties, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Medicine and Dentistry, Social Sciences, Humanities, Psychology and Law. In total, the UiB has 14,450 students and 3,460 faculty and staff. Yearly around 250 candidates are awarded with a PhD degree. UiB is currently involved in 28 H2020 collaborative research projects, 7 of which it coordinates. UiB currently hosts 5 Marie Curie projects. In addition, UiB hosts 7 ERC Advanced Grants, 2 ERC Starting Grants, 2 ERC Consolidator Grants and 1 ERC Synergy Grant. UiB holds a significant research profile in marine and climate sciences, and it is one of four partners in the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR).
The Geophysical Institute (UiB-GFI) is an internationally acknowledged contributor in the areas of marine and climate research. The institute’s research strategy rests upon use of own cutting edge measurement techniques developed in collaboration with technology partners in combination with theoretical studies and modelling. Polar research is one of the institute’s four interdisciplinary focus areas. GFI has a leading role in chemical oceanography and ocean biogeochemistry. GFI also holds key competence in sea ice observation and interpretation, and in scientific data management. GFI has completed a series of collaborative EU projects, many of them as coordinator, and currently coordinates the collaborative EU projects PREFACE and SEAMAN, the Marie Curie projects COCLIMAT, STEPS, HIMWARC, and SOCCLI, and one ERC consolidator grant (STERCP). GFI is currently partner in 10 collaborative EU projects (ECO2, FixO3, GEOCARBON, GROOM, INGOS, IS-ENES 2, NACLIM-2, SUMO, AtlantOS, CRESCENDO). GFI has long experience in cooperating with Sudan.
UiB-GFI will contribute to WPs 4 and 5 of this project. In WP4 UiB-GFI will host workshops focusing on quality assessment and quality control of marine data as well as harmonization of such data. In WP5 UiB-GFI will facilitate capacity building through workshops where marine samples are collected, analyzed, calibrated, and prepared for data sharing. All this work will be performed jointly with Uni Research Climate.