|Alma mater||MSc, University of Bucharest, Romania|
PhD, University of Sydney, Australia (1999)
|Institutions||Geological Survey of Romania, Bucharest, Romania (1987-1991)|
EarthByte group, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia (1995-2005)
Centre for Geodynamics, Norwegian Geological Survey, Norway (2005-2011)
Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo, Norway (2011-)
Carmen Gaina is the Director of the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) a Norwegian Centre of Excellence hosted at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway.
Carmen is a geophysicist whose research includes deciphering Earth's crustal and mantle structure and evolution. Her expertise lies in combining geological and geophysical data of the oceans and continental margins. Her research also investigates the interaction of the solid Earth, oceans and atmosphere for the geological past by modelling paleo-bathymetry, sea-level and global geochemical budgets resulting from plate tectonics.
She led projects involving compilations of large geophysical datasets including the Circum-Arctic Mapping Project part (CAMP-GM) of the new World Digital Magnetic Anomaly Map release (WDMAM). Previously Carmen was the team leader of the Centre for Geodynamics, Norwegian Geological Survey in Trondheim, Norway.
The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics 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. The centre plays a leading role in the studies of Mantle dynamics using 3-D computer simulations, geological and geophysical observations.
Elected Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
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