Hello everyone! My name is Thomas and I am taking over the position as network coordinator in iEarth after Thea Krossøy.
My name is Thomas and I am taking over the position as network coordinator in iEarth after Thea Krossøy. I officially started on 28. september 2022, and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone better.
I can already see that there's some big shoes to fill, so I hope you all can help me make the transition as smooth as possible! Thea continues her career at Norconsult, and I would like to thank her for the great job she did here at iEarth, and wish her the best of luck in her new position.
I started my bachelor's degree here at the University of Bergen in 2010, and continued with a master's degree in Petroleum Geology looking at Zechstein carbonates in the North Sea with Lundin, that I finished in summer 2016. I then continued with a PhD in quaternary geology and sedimentology where I try to quantify the sediment volume in Fjærlandsfjorden, a tributary fjord to Sognefjorden (near Jostedalsbreen).
After a master thesis staring down several types of microscopes, I wanted my next project to be filled with field work. Check out this short youtube video showcasing my PhDs field area.
I also enjoy creating 3D models from drone images using Agisoft metashape.
During my time as a PhD I was a part of several outreach activities through the Department of Earth Science (GEO) at the University of Bergen. I was a member of "Norsk Geologisk Forening" (NGF) from 2018-2020 where I lead the "Geology Day" which is an event where we bring "Earth Science to the people" in Bergen center, I co-arranged a workshop on cosmogenic nuclides, presented research for school classes that visited, I had a stand at "Forskningsdagene" in 2018, and taught an introductory course in sedimentology here at GEO from 2017-2019.
After a recap of what I had done in my PhD, I noticed that most of the activities I enjoyed the most was improving my teaching, organizing meetings and conferences, and collaborating with a wide range of people. My interest towards iEarth grew further when I attended a "Teachers Retreat in 2018" which was the time I got properly introduced to what iEarth was and wanted to do. I hope my efforts can contribute to bring about a cultural change to how we approach teaching in higher education, and I am excited to start this new journey with all of you!
You can reach me in office 3111 / 3A13b on the 3rd floor in realfagsbygget or contact me on e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and I am also readily available on teams. I will attend the "Geopraksis" conference on the 13th of october in Tromsø and I hope to meet several people in person at that event!
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