The Arctic University of Norway



The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) is a medium-sized research university that contributes to knowledge-based development at the regional, national and international level. UiT is the third largest in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. The Department of Geosciences hosts the Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE), which is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (CoE) that investigate the role of gas hydrates in Arctic areas, including the effects they may have on our oceans, global climate and environment. The Center has extensive research collaborations with communities in Europe, Russia, North America, India and New Zealand creating a truly international environment that brings together some of the world’s top minds in gas hydrates in an effort to protect this planet that we call home.

Giuliana Panieri

Professor. She is interested in using micropaleontology and geochemistry to study extreme environments (cold seeps gas hydrate and hydrothermal vents), and perform paleoenvironment reconstructions. She is chief scientist and participant in oceanographic research expeditions. She is responsible for the Mass Spectrometer Laboratory at the Department of Geosciences and she has ad adjunct scientist position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Claudio Argentino

Researcher. He is expert in sediment and pore fluid geochemistry and isotope geochemistry (C;N;O;S;Sr). His areas of interest are sediment biogeochemistry of deep-sea extreme environments, i.e hydrocarbon seeps and hudrothermal vents and marine ecosystems affected by anthropogenic activities.

Iver Martens

Assistant professor and lecturer. His main focuses are pedagogical development, curriculum design and worklife relevance of higher education. His contribution to the Bridget project concerns relevance and pedagogical development of the educational component. Iver holds a masters degree in geophysics, and leads several projects enabling the bridge between geoscience education and career development and opportunities. He also leads forces in the Norwegian Centre of excellence in education of geoscience iEarth regarding societal relevance.