Eystein Jansen - Curriculum Vitae#

Professor/Research Director
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway


Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and Dept. of Earth Science, University of Bergen
Allégaten 55, N-5007 Bergen, Norway
Tel.: Work: 47-55-583491, Priv.: 47-55-910661 Fax.: 47-55-584330

  • Ex.art. Bergens Katedralskole 1972
  • Military Service 1972-73
  • Cand. real. (M.Sc.) degree in marine geology, Univ. of Bergen, 1981
  • Dr. scient. (Ph.D.), Univ. of Bergen, 1984

  • 1981-1985 Research assistant (stipendiat), Dept. of Geology, Univ. of Bergen.
  • 1985-1993 Assistant/associate professor in Marine Geology, Univ. of Bergen.
  • 1993 - Full Professor in Marine Geology/Paleoceanography, Univ. of Bergen
  • 1990-2000 Senior adjunct.scientist Nansen Env. and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen
  • 2000- Director Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
  • 2002- Research Director Uni Research (Uni Bjerknes Centre)
  • 1983-2000 In charge of the Norwegian National Stable Isotope Laboratory at Univ. of Bergen
  • 1987 Visiting scientist Geol. Paläontol Institut, Univ. of Kiel, Germany
  • 1989 Visiting scientist Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University, USA


Eystein Jansen is professor of paleoclimatology/marine geology at the University of Bergen, Research director of the Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) and the Norwegian Academy of Polar Sciences. Jansen has 27 years of post doctoral research experience in various aspects of marine climates, geochemistry and oceanography. He is active in a number of international programs and working groups under the auspices of IPCC, IGBP, SCOR and WCRP, and convenor of a large number of international scientific symposia and workshops. Jansen is director of the Bjerknes Centre, the national centre of excellence in climate research in Norway. He is the author or co-author of more than 110 peer review scientific papers, and is specially known for research on reconstructing the past behaviour of the thermohaline ocean circulation and rapid climate change. In 2000 he led the development of a new 10 year research program on climate research for the Norwegian Research Council.
  • Jansen was co-ordinating lead author for the Paleoclimate chapter in the IPCC´s 4th Assessment Report.
  • Jansen is Lead Author in the 5th Assesment Report of the IPCC
  • The Norwegian Government awarded in 2012 the Bjerknes Centre a 12-year core support as the national competence centre in climate system research
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