Olav Eldholm#


Olav Eldholm
Email:olav.eldholm 'at' geo.uib.no
Membership Number:904
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:NORWAY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:oeldholm
Homepage:http://www.uib.no/en/persons/Olav.Eldholm



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 Professor emeritus UiB
  • 2003-2009 Head of department and Professor of Earth Science, Department of Earth Science, UiB
  • 1999-2002 Adjunct full professor, Institute of Solid Earth Physics, UiB
  • 1981-2003 Professor marine geophysics, Department of Geology, UiO
  • 1974-1981 Professor petroleum geology, Department of Geology, University of Oslo (UiO)
  • 1970-1974 Research scientist, LDGO
  • 1969-1970 NTNF Research Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY (LDGO)
  • 1967-1969 Research scientist, Continental Shelf Project, Seismological Observatory, UiB)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Composition, architecture and evolution of the Earth by marine geophysical methods and geological data
  • Plate tectonics
  • Development and evolution of ocean basins and continental margins
  • Large igneous provinces

Honours and Awards
  • 1973 Geological Society of Norway Reusch Medal
  • 1991 The Nansen Award
  • 1919 The Norwegian Geophysical Prize
  • 1997 Statoil Research Prize 1997,
  • 2007 Knight First Class, the Royal St. Olav Order
  • The Norwegian Acaddemy of Science and Letters (elected 1982)
  • Academia Europaea (elected 1990).
  • Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab (elected 1997)
  • Foreign Fellow Indian Geophysical Society (elected 1998)
  • Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (elected 2008)
  • Norwegian Academy for Polar Research (elected 2008)


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