OCCR News

project Beyond EPICA in the Antarctic

Success in the Antarctic

31 January 2024

The third drilling season of the European research project Beyond EPICA in the Antarctic has come to an end. After two months of hard fieldwork, the team, which also included researchers from the Oeschger Centre, has reached a depth of 1836 metres in the ice sheet. The University of Bern is a key partner in this project, which aims to look back 1.5 million years into the climate of the past with the help of ice cores.

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programme Einstein on the Swiss public television station SRF

Are we ready for the forces of nature?

15 January 2024

OCCR member Olivia Romppainen is part of the TV documentary "Mudslide to flood: Are we ready for the forces of nature?", which was recently shown on the renowned science programme Einstein on the Swiss public television station SRF.

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Thomas Stocker and Jakob Schwander

High honour for OCCR researchers

10 January 2024

OCCR President Thomas Stocker and Jakob Schwander, a former OCCR member, have been honoured with one of the most important and highly endowed science prizes in Europe, the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award. They are being honoured in particular for their work with ice cores from the Antarctic.

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