The Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE) conducts research on gas hydrates in arctic areas, and how they may affect ocean environments and the future of the global climate.
The CAGE is one Norway's research centers of excellence, based at the University of Tromsø's Norway's Arctic University of Tromsø, and in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU).
One of research groups at CAGE examine history of paleo-methane leakages, and are led by NGU's senior researcher Jochen Knies. The central questions to be examined by this group: What was the ultimate timing of historic methane leakages from sediments in the seabed? Did they occur periodically over millions of years or all of a sudden?
The interpretation of the paleo-methane history will provide scientists at CAGE an important starting point for further discussions and activities.