University of Bergen (UiB)/Geophysical Institute (GFI) is an internationally acknowledged contributor to the development of marine research and weather forecasting methods, including the Bergen School of Meteorology. The department is an integral part of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR), and hosts the Bjerknes Climate Data Centre (BCDC).
The Geophysical Institute at the University of Bergen is co-hosting the Bjerknes Climate Data Centre (BCDC). BCDC hosts the data centre of the Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC) of the European Research Infrastructure Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) and performed the data management for for more than 30 EU and NFR funded projects. It has contributed to major data products in the field of chemical oceanography such as SOCAT and GLODAP and is involved in the methodology for data management requirements for the UN Sustainable Development Goals target 14.3 and responsible for carbon data in Copernicus Marine Envrionmental Monitoring Services. BCDC represented Norway in the OECD Global Science Forum expert group on International Coordination of Cyber-infrastructures for Open Science.