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Olav Rune Godø

Phone: 404 37 671

Works with

• Fish abundance survey methodology including fishing gear technology, combining acoustics and trawl, uncertainties in stock assessment, assessing trophic relations
• Fish behaviour and migration
• New technology in ecosystem studies using acoustics, lidar, and new instrument platforms.
• Ecosystem effects of fishing including long-term erosion of genetic resources
• Monitroing effects of petroleum drilling - detection, distribution and quantification of drilling disposals 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Previous experience in directing research:
• Program leader at Institute of marine research. 1994-1999.
• Section head Institute of marine research. 1999-2002. Pelagic Fish Division.
• Special assignment to establish new Research group at Institute of marine research for survey methodology. 2002-2003.
• Head of Research Group on Observation Methodology. 2003-.
• Responsibilities in national and international organisations (see below).
• Planning and directing field cruises at least once a year including MAR-ECO expedition with RV G.O. Sars in 2004 (www.mar-eco.no) .

Membership in academic and professional bodies:
• Member of various ICES (www.ices.dk) working groups WG .
• Chair: ”Methods for fishery resources assessment” a working group under the Research Council of Norway (RCN) (http://www.nrcwg.imr.no). 1997-1998.
• Member of the MARE committee – The RCN’s program for Marine resources and environment research. (http://www.forskningsradet.no). 1998-2001.
• Member of program committee of the “Global Change Committee” under the RCN (http://www.forskningsradet.no). 1999-2003.
• Member and chair of the RCN’s program committee for “Development of monitoring methodologies”. (http://www.forskningsradet.no). 2001- 2006.
• Member of the international steering committee “Census of Marine Life (http://core.cast.msstate.edu/censhome.html). 1998-2003.
• Member of the SCOR Working Group 118: New Technologies for Observing Marine Life. http://pulson.seos.uvic.ca/meeting/scor2000/scor2000.html. 2000-2003.

Supervision of doctoral students
Six PhD candidates during the last 5 years

Selected academic and professional publications 2000-2008:
Godø, O.R. and Michalsen, K. 2000. Migratory behaviour of north-east Arctic cod, studied by use of data storage tags. Fisheries Research 48: 127-140
Hjellvik, V., Godø, O.R. and Tjøstheim, D. 2001. Modelling Diurnal Variation of Marine Populations. Biometrics 57: 189-196
Heino, M., Dieckmann, U. & Godø, O. R. 2002 How to measure reaction norms for age and size at maturation? - Evolution: 56: 669–678
Heino, M., & Godø, O. R. 2002: Fisheries-induced selection pressures in the context of sustainable fisheries. - Bulletin of Marine Science, 70:639-656
Hjellvik, V., Godø, O.R. and Tjøstheim, D. 2002 Diurnal variation in trawl survey catches; does it pay to adjust? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 59: 33–48
Hjellvik, V., Godø, O.R. and Tjøstheim, D. 2002. The measurement error of marine survey registrations: the bottom trawl case. Fishery Bulletin, 70: 639-656
Godø, O.R. 2003. Fluctuation in stock properties of north-east Arctic cod related to long-term environmental changes. Fish and Fisheries 4: 121-137
Bergstad, O.A. and Godo, OR. 2003. The pilot project "Patterns and processes of the ecosystems of the northern Mid-Atlantic": aims, strategy and status. Oceanologica Acta 25(5): 219-226
Walsh S.J. and Godø, O.R. 2003. Quantitative analysis of fish reaction to towed fishing gears - What responses are important? Fisheries Research, 63: 289-292
Godø, O.R., Hjellvik, V., Iversen, S., Slotte, A., Tenningen, E. and Torkelsen, T. 2004. Migration direction and speed of mackerel as observed from commercial vessel sonars during survey and fishing operations. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 61: 1093-1099
Patel, R., Handegard, N. O. and Godø, O. R. 2004. Behaviour of herring (Clupea harengus L.) to an approaching AUV. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 61:1044-1049
Hjellvik V, Godo OR, Tjostheim D. D. 2004. Diurnal variation in acoustic densities: why do we see less in the dark? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 61: 2237-2254.
Jamieson A.J. , O.R. Godø, P.M. Bagley, J.C. Partridge, and I.G. Priede. 2006. Illumination of trawl gear by mechanically stimulated bioluminescence. Fisheries Research 81; 276-282
Ona, E., Godø, O.R., Handegard, N.O., Hjellvik, V. Patel, R. and Pedersen, G. 2007. Silent research vessels are not quiet. Journal Acoustic Society of America, 121(4): 145-150.
Heino, M., Engelhart, G. and Godø, O.R. 2008. Migrations and hydrography determine the abundance fluctuations of blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) in the Barents Sea. Fisheries Oceanography, 17:2, 153–163.
Opdal,A.F., Godo,O.R., Bergstad,O.A., and Fiksen,O. 2008. Distribution, identity, and possible processes sustaining meso- and bathypelagic scattering layers on the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography 55: 45-58.
Sutton,T.T., Porteiro,F.M., Heino,M., Byrkjedal,I., Langhelle,G., Anderson,C.I.H., Horne,J., Soiland,H., Falkenhaug,T., Godo,O.R., and Bergstad,O.A. 2008. Vertical structure, biomass and topographic association of deep-pelagic fishes in relation to a mid-ocean ridge system. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography 55: 161-184.
Lunde, T. M., Godø, O. R., and Rosland, R. 2008. Reliability of trawl surveys on cod in Norwegian fjords. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65: 937-945.
Doksæter, L., Godø, O.R. and Handegard, N.O. 2009. Behavioral responses of herring (Clupea harengus) to 1–2 and 6–7 kHz sonar signals and killer whale feeding sounds. Journal Acoustical Society of America, 125: 554-564.
Makris, N. Ratilal, P., Jagannathan, S., Gong, Z., Andrews, M., Bertsatos, I. Godoe, O.R., Nero, R., and Jech, M. 2009. Critical Population Density Triggers Rapid Formation of Vast Oceanic Fish Shoals. Science (223):1734-1737
Godø, O.R., Patel, R., and Pedersen, G. 2009. Diel migration and swimbladder resonance of small fish: implications for analyses of multiple-frequency echo data. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 66: 000–000.

Book chapters

Godø, O.R. and Tenningen, E. 2009. Remote sensing. In Megrey, B. and Moksness, E. (eds.) pp 121-144. Computers in Fisheries Research. Springer 2008. 421pp.
Godø, O.R. 2009. Technology answers to the requirements set by the ecosystem approach. In Beamish, R.J., Rothschild, B. J. (eds.) The Future of Fisheries Science in North America. Fish & Fisheries Series , Vol. 31. 2009, XVI, 736 p., Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-9209-1.