The Department of Physics and Technology at University of Bergen (UiB) is the host department for the Birkeland Centre for Space Science (BCSS). Head of BCSS is professor Nikolai Østgaard.
The Department of Physics and Technology, UiB.
The BCSS is located at UiB, and about 75% of its members are working in the same building. Scientists from NTNU and UNIS are integrated in the centre both scientifically and by providing data from world-class ground-based facilities.
The centre also includes a number of experts in building state-of-the-art instrumentation for space (UiB) and ground (UNIS). This includes microelectronics, optics, radars, mechanical design and experience from ESA projects.