Water Planet

an umbrella project of 

the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)

What is Water Planet?

Water is tightly linked to planetary dynamics on a variety of timescales, and therefore represents a theme running through the research activities of all the CEED Teams. In particular, water plays an important role in topics as diverse as planetary formation, mantle dynamics, sedimentology, glaciology, biology, and hydrology. Many water-related topics, such as sea level change, link geoscience research with problems of significant public interest.

The "Water Planet" umbrella project aims at exploring and developing these linkages, by facilitating collaborations among the CEED Teams and with other UiO and international researchers . We hope to develop new collaborations and funding sources and to inspire new water-related geoscience research that may become an important part of CEED’s future.

Seminars & Events

Invited and internal seminars on topics related to the Water Planet.

Research topics

Our research with a Water Planet focus


WaterPlanet-related projects

Following the water: Art, Geology and Education

Carmen Gaina (CEED director) and Valentina Magni (CEED researcher), invited by the In Context programme, visited Slănic Moldova in September 2019.  Read more...

Water Planet seminar day

At the CEED summer party, in June 2019, we held a seminar day on the theme “Water Planet” in the beautiful venue of Hafslund Hovegård. Water was the overarching theme of all talks. Read more...

What is CEED? 

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) is hosted by the Dept of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway. CEED is financed by the Research Council of Norway as a Centre of Excellence over a period of 5 + 5 years after a mid-term evaluation, from 2013 to 2023.

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) is dedicated to research of fundamental importance to the understanding of our planet, that embraces the dynamics of the plates, the origin of large scale volcanism, the evolution of climates and the abrupt demise of life forms. This ambitious venture will hopefully result in a new Earth model that explains how mantle processes interact with plate tectonics and trigger massive volcanism and associated environmental and climate changes throughout Earth history.