Dr. Carsten Hvingel
Head of Research Group Bottom Habitats and Shellfish
Institute of Marine Research
EDUCATION, APPOINTMENTS AND SPECIAL FIELDS OF WORK
2006. Dr. scient. University of Tromsø, Norwegian College of Fishery Science: Construction of biological advice for the management of a northern shrimp fishery – the West Greenland example.
1993. MSc. University of Aarhus/Danish Institute for Fisheries Research: Marine ecology.
1990. BSc. University of Aarhus (Denmark), Faculty of Science, Institute of Biological Sciences: Biology.
2009- now. Head of Research Group Bottom Habitats and Shellfish, Institute of Marine Research, Norway: The section consists of 45 scientists, technicians, PhDs and students, located at IMR departments in Tromsø, Bergen, Austevoll and Flødevigen. The group has an extensive network and collaborates with universities and research institutions nationally and internationally. We do:
• benthic biotopes in coastal and offshore areas
• habitats and their significance for ecology and biological diversity
• living organisms on the sea-bed and the harvesting of shrimp, king crab, lobster and other crustaceans
• sea-ranching of shellfish and crustaceans, scallops and queen scallops
• studies the health of benthic communities
• monitoring, condition assessments, stock size estimates, population analyses, modelling, prognoses, harvesting and conservation strategies, taxonomy.
2005-now. Senior scientist at The Institute of Marine Research, Norway: Shrimp stock assessment and fisheries advice nationally and within ICES and NAFO. Construction of assessment models for shrimp stocks. Quantitative modelling of the King Crab stock expansion and production potential in the Barents Sea. Representing Norway in international stock assessment and advisory fora.
1995-2005. Research scientist at The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources: In charge of for the assessment of the West and East Greenland shrimp stocks and for providing advice on their management to the Greenland and Canadian governments; participation and quality assurance of stock assessments and advice on other species (Snow crab, cod, Greenland halibut, cam shell, lumbsucker etc.); State representative at various international meetings and in working groups, in particular within ICES and NAFO. Member of various national working groups and sub-committees with relevance to fisheries management.
1993-1994. Research scientist at The Danish Institute for Fisheries Research: Evaluation of artificial marine fish stock enhancement – advice to Danish government and fisheries organisations; status of marine coastal ecology in potential fish release areas.
2005-now. Part-time consultant: Courses in fisheries biology modelling using Bayesian methods; construction of assessment frameworks for Greenland Halibut and shrimp; review of stock assessments; Fisheries management advisor.
1996-present: Member of NAFO Scientific Council and Standing Committee on Fisheries Environment. North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation, Canada.
1997-2000: Chair of Northern shrimp working group – a collaboration between shrimp assessment scientists in Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Greenland, Faeroe Islands and Canada.
2000-2005: NAFO Designated Expert for the East- and West Greenland shrimp stock assessments.
2003-2006: Board member of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.
2000-2005: Member of the Greenland fisheries council.
2005 and 2007: Nominated chair of STACFIS, Standing Committee on Fisheries Science, NAFO.
2005-present: Member of the ICES Pandalus working group, stock coordinator for the Barents Sea stock.
2005-present: Representative of Norway in NAFO
2006-present: Member of the ICES North-western working group.
2008-present: Member of ICES Assessment Pandalus Advisory Group.
2009-2011: Chair of STACREC, Standing Committee of Research Coordination, NAFO.
: Vice chair of NAFO Scientific Council.
2009-2012: Co-chair of NIPAG (NAFO-ICES Pandalus Assessment Group).
2011-2013: Chair of NAFO Scientific Council.
Field experience and data collection (selection)
1975-1983: Spare time fisherman gillnetting for flatfish and herring and cod in Ringkøbing fjord, DK and the in North Sea.
1992: Fisherman on 30 GRT gillnet vessel fishing for cod in the North Sea.
1995-1996: Cruise leader on The Greenland fish/shrimp survey, Denmark Strait. GN.
1995-2003: Sampling programs for demographic composition of catches. Logbook design and information processing
1995-2004: Cruise leader on The Greenland fish/shrimp survey, West Greenland. GN.
2006: Cruise leader on The Ecosystem survey, Barents Sea. IMR.
CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS
Workshops and courses (selection)
1993: Methods for estimation of natural mortality and abundance of local cod stocks and other stationary populations, 14 Jun. 1993 Flødeviken, Norway.
1995: Methods for assessment of fish stocks, bottom trawl survey; Thorshavn, Faeroe Islands, 28 Nov - 6 Dec. 1995. (Nordisk Arbejdsgruppe for Fiskeriforskning).
1997: Effects of shrimp trawling in Gullmarsfjorden, evaluation of research plan, 22 May 1997; Lysekil, Sweden (as member of project steering committee).
Methods for assessment of fish stocks, length based assessment; Reykjavik, Iceland 2-9 Dec. 1997. (Nordisk Arbejdsgruppe for Fiskeriforskning).
1998: AD model builder and non-linear statistical models, 22-26 June 1998, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Charlottenlund, Denmark.
1999: Review of the Greenlandic trawl survey part 1, April 1998 and part 2, Marts 1999, Nuuk, Greenland,
2000: Hydro-acoustic fish stock assessment, February - June 2000, NCFS, University of Tromsø, Norway.
Ecological modelling, Sep.-Dec. 2000, Norwegian College of Fisheries Science, University of Tromsø, Norway.
2003: NAFO Scientific Council Workshop on the Precautionary Approach to Fisheries Management, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada, 31 Mar-4 Apr 2003.
Socio-economic workshop – Social and economic research related to the management of marine resources in West Greenland. 18-20 Nov, 2003, Nuuk, Greenland.
2004: Workshop on advanced fish stock assessment techniques, WAKAFAT, 3-10 Mar 2004, ICES Copenhagen, Denmark.
2006: Post-processing of acoustic data using ‘Large Scale Survey System’, LSSS, Nov 28-30, 2006, Tromsø, Norway.
2007: Workshop on the use of FLR for fish stock assessments, WKFLR, 29 Jan-2 Feb 2007, ICES Copenhagen, Denmark.
Russian - Norwegian workshop on survey development, April 11-12 2007, Bergen, Norway
2010: Workshop to Review Stock Assessment Models for Northern Shrimp, April 27 – 28, St. John’s, NL, Canada. Invited speaker.
2011: BankMOD workshop. Jan 25 2011, Fram Centre, Tromsø Norway. Invited speaker.
: AD Model Builder and Stock Assessment Course. 21–25 Feb, ICES Copenhagen.
1996: Revision and construction of catch-per-unit-effort indices, Northern Shrimp Working Group 23-29 May 1996, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.
1997: Northern shrimp research in the North Atlantic, state of the art and future research strategy; Northern Shrimp Working Group 18-20 March 1997, Nuuk, Greenland.
1999: Northern Shrimp Research – international coordination of research effort; Northern Shrimp Working Group 1st prog. meeting, 11 Sep. 1999, Halifax, Canada.
2004: An assesment of the level of a sustainable snow crab fishery off West Greenland. The Greenland Institute of Natural resourses Public hearing series, Nuuk, 2004.
2006: FishBay 2006. Constructing Fishery management models using Bayesian inference – a practitioners approach. International course/workshop in Nuuk, 22-26 March 2006.
2007: BayFish 2007. Introduction to Bayesian methods In Fisheries biology. International course/workshop in Tromsø, 18-20 April 2007. Institute of Marine Research, Norway.
2008: Russian-Norwegian workshop on the analyses of shrimp related data from the Ecosystem survey in the Barents Sea. Tromsø, 11-13 June 2008. Institute of Marine Research, Norway.
2009: NIPAG, NAFO/ICES Pandalus assessment group, 23 Oct-1 Nov in Dartmouth, N.S., Canada.
2010: STACREC, Standing Committee of Research Coordination, June, Halifax.
: NIPAG, NAFO/ICES Pandalus assessment group, 23 Oct-1 Nov in Copenhagen, DK.
Attended conferences and meetings
1995-2003: NAFO Scientific Council meetings 17-20 Nov. 1995, 15-18 Nov. 1996, 14-17 Nov. 1997, 6-10 Nov 2001 and 5-11 Nov. 2003 in Dartmouth, N.S., Canada; and 6-10 Nov. 1998, 8-15 Nov. 2000 and 27 Oct.-4 Nov. 2004 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1996: Ad hoc Working Group on Flemish Cap Shrimp 19-20 Nov. 1996 Dartmouth, N.S., Canada.
1997: Recruitment dynamics of exploited Marine Populations: Physical-Biological Interactions, ICES International Symp. Sep. 22-24 1997, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
ICES annual science conference, 25 Sep.-3 Oct. 1997; Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
1998: The living resources of Greenland, 9 Sep. – 11 Oct. 1998; Nuuk, Greenland.
1999: NAFO/ICES/PICES Symposium on Pandalid shrimp fisheries, 8-10 Sep. 1999; Halifax N.S. Canada.
2000: Symposium. Marine spatial modelling, 6-8 March 2000, Bergen, Norway.
SAP-symposium. Fish Stock Assessments and Predictions: Integrating Relevant Knowledge, Bergen, Norway, 4-6 December 2000.
2002: NAFO Scientific Council meeting 6-13 Nov 2002, Nuuk, Greenland.
NAFO Special meeting of General Council and Fisheries Commission 29 Jan-01 Feb., 2002, Helsingoer, Denmark.
2005-2008: NAFO/ICES joint shrimp assessment group NIPAG 26 Oct-3 Nov 2005, 23 Oct-1 Nov 2007 in Dartmouth, N.S., Canada; and 25 Oct-2 Nov 2006 and 26 Oct-1 Nov 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2006-2008: ICES North-western working group 25 Apr-4 May 2006, 26 Apr-3 May 2007, 21-29 Apr 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2008: NAFO Fisheries Commission Intercessional Meeting, 30 April – 07 May 2008, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
2009: Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS) 2009 Annual Science Meeting 18 - 19 June, Seattle, WA, USA.
2010: Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS) 2010 Annual Science Meeting 30 August - 1 September, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2010-present: NAFO Scientific Council June September and October meetings.
2010: WGMSE. Working Group on management strategy evaluation for Greenland Halibut, Halifax.
Lectures and presentations since 2006 (selection)
Predator-prey interactions in fisheries management - What can and what can't be predicted? Hvingel, C., Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, February 2006.
Construction of biological advice for the management of a northern shrimp fishery – the West Greenland example. Hvingel, C., Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, February 2006.
Constructing Fishery management models using Bayesian inference – a practitioners approach. Hvingel, C., Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, March 2006.
Management of fisheries during their different stages of development – challenge and strategy. Invited presentation for the fishing industry and management authorities. Hvingel, C., Greenland Inst. Of Natural Resources, Nuuk, Mars 2006.
Overvåkning og forskning på reker i Norske farvann. (’Surveillance and research on shrimp in Norwegian waters’). Hvingel, C., Kontaktmøte, IMR, Tromsø 2006.
Quantifying potential yield of King crab off northern Norway using Bayesian hierarchical modelling – a first approach. Hvingel, C., Sundet, J.H., VINRO, Russia, 2006.
Trawl survey estimates of king crab abundance using GLMs within a delta-gamma model and Bayesian inference. Hvingel, C., J.H. Sundet, A.M. Hjelset & M.C.S. Kingsley, Russian - Norwegian workshop on survey development, April 11-12 2007, IMR, Bergen, Norway.
WinBUGS – first touch & the Ricker stock-recruitment model. Hvingel, C., Introduction to Bayesian methods In Fisheries biology. Tromsø, 18-20 April 2007. IMR, Norway.
Bayesian Computation – Introduction to Monte Carlo Markov Chain (MCMC) methods. Hvingel, C., Introduction to Bayesian methods In Fisheries biology. Tromsø, 18-20 April 2007. IMR, Norway.
WinBUGS – MCMC sampler convergence & sample size. Hvingel, C., Introduction to Bayesian methods In Fisheries biology. Tromsø, 18-20 April 2007. IMR, Norway.
Stock assessment – deriving management advice the Bayesian way. Hvingel, C. & Kingsley, M.S.C., Introduction to Bayesian methods In Fisheries biology. Tromsø, 18-20 April 2007. IMR, Norway.
An assessment of the shrimp stock in the Barents Sea. C. Hvingel, NAFO/ICES Pandalus assessment meeting, 24 Oct – 1 Nov 2007. NAFO Headquarters, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada.
An assessment framework for Greenland halibut off East Greenland, Iceland and the Faeroes Sea. C. Hvingel, ICES NWWG meeting, 21-29 Apr 2008. ICES Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Shrimp-cod interactions in the Barents Sea – an example of ecosystem complexity. C. Hvingel, Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS) 2009 Annual Science Meeting 18 - 19 June, Seattle, WA, USA
Hvingel, C., Kingsley, M.S.C., Sundet, J.H. 2009. Survey estimates of king crab abundance using GLMs within a mixed Generalized gamma–Bernoulli model and Bayesian inference. At The Kamchatka (red king) crab in the Barents Sea and its effects on the Barents Sea ecosystem: 14th RUSSIAN-NORWEGIAN FISHERIES SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 11-13 August 2009, VNIRO Moscow – Russia.
Hvingel, C., 2010. Bayesian Shrimp Stock Assessment – One Way of Getting the Job Done. At the Workshop to Review Stock Assessment Models for Northern Shrimp, April 27 – 28, St. John’s, NL, Canada.