Ecosystem-based management in the oceans and the coastal zone
Marine spatial planning
Human industries in the Arctic, particularly shipping, oil and gas, and fisheries
2020-04 - : Senor researcher at NIVA (Norwegian institute for water research)
2019-07 - 2020-04: Researcher at NCFS
2019-01 - 2019-07: University lecturer/associate professor at NCFS
2017 Aug - Dec: Research stay at Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Canada
2014-11 - 2018-12 PhD candidate at NCFS
1998 - 2014-10 Norwegian Polar Institute: Senior advisor, Environmental management section.
2006-11 - 2009-03 European Environment Agency: Seconded national expert, Arctic environment.
1989-12 - 1998-07 Municipality of Tromsø: Project Supervisor for coordinated land use, transport
and environmental planning, later environmental officer for the municipality.
1989-07 - 1989-11 County Governor of Troms, Department of the Environmental: National service.
1987-05 - 1989-06 University of Oslo, Council for environmental studies: Researcher on transport, city planning and the environment, and lecturing about municipalities' environmental work
1988-89 (4 months) Ministry of the Environment: Advisor on transport and the environment.
1983-09 - 1986-11 Municipality of Harstad: Planner (land-use, infrastructure and economic planning)
2017 UiO, Oslo Summer School: Case study research methods (PhD course, 10 ECTS)
2016 UiT, RESULT: Teaching in higher education - course for PhD fellows.
2015 UiT: Philosophy of science and ethics (PhD course, 6 ECTS) and
UiB: Production and interpretation of qualitative data (PhD course, 10 ECTS)
2008-08 - 2009-10 University of Tromsø, Faculty of Law: Master of Laws in Law of the Sea. Master thesis about environmental assessments in the Arctic Ocean (30 ECTS)
2004-01 - 2004-05 The University courses in Svalbard: The history of Svalbard - an introduction.
1986-08 - 1987-05 University of Oslo: Social anthropology, undergraduate course work
Spring 1983: Norwegian Technical University (now NTNU), Institute for Social Economy: Advanced courses in Municipal economy and planning and in Regional economy, and Introduction to political economy.
1977 - 1982 (4 1/2 y. full time): Chartered engineer from the Norwegian Technical University (now NTNU), Department for civil engineering, majoring in public infrastructure and planning. Diploma from Institute for town and regional planning on assessing the socioeconomic impacts of petroleum activities for the city of Harstad.
Autumn 1976: University of Oslo: Preparatory courses in history of philosophy, logics and environmental philosophy (examen philosphicum)
1973 - 1976: Stabekk gymnas (secondary school), major in biology and chemistry
Other courses without exam:
2018 UiO, Oslo Summer School: The political economy of public policy (10 ECTS, not exam)
2011 International Association for Impact Assessment: "Innovative uses of SEA - Strategic sustainability approaches"
2003 University of Roskilde: Strategic Environmental Assessment (PhD course)
1986: Institute for town and regional planning: Negotiations and mediation in planning.
I regularly give guest lectures about ecosystem-based ocean management and related issues, Arctic governance and Arctic shipping. Since 2006, I have been a guest lecturer at the University courses in Svalbard (UNIS), teaching environmental impact assessment with a particular focus on scoping. The spring 2019, I was responsible for and taught at the course SVF-2501 Marine resource management and coastal zone planning. At the University of Oslo, I was one of the two responsible for and a lecturer at a course about the environmental work in municipalities.
Researcht on ecosystem-based management of the oceans and the coastal zone, shipping and environmental assessments.