· Principal scientist within the area of climate effects on marine populations and ecosystems
· Works in both a pure academic science environment and the more applied institute sector
· Published 60+ peer reviewed papers, most on ecosystem impacts of climate variability and change
· Co-edited and written chapters in books on “The North Atlantic Oscillation – Climate significance and environmental impact” (American Geophysical Union) and “Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation” (Oxford University Press)
· Author of highly cited papers in, e.g., Science, Proceedings B London, Climate Research, Journal of Climate
· Writes and contributes to popular science articles, newspaper and radio interviews on climate impacts on and dynamics of marine ecosystems, fish and fisheries.
· A lead author of IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (2017-2019)
· Lead author of NOSCCA (North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment) Ch. 8 Environmental impacts –Marine Ecosystems (2016)
· Appointed member of the Scientific Steering Committee of international GLOBEC (Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics) for two terms (2000-2005).
· Chaired the ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Cod and Climate Change working group (2006-2009).
· Appointed member of working group for the Norwegian governments Strategy plan for future marine production and management – HAV21 (2012).
· Key person in developing and implementing Norwegian Integrated Marine Management Plans (2010-.
· Contributed to NorACIA (Norwegian Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, 2010)
· Popular and scientific presentations on climate impacts at many levels, e.g.: 4th grade kids, Local Lions Club annual assembly, University Summer School on the Arctic, MSc and PhD courses, scientific conferences.
· Leads WP on “Applications of iAOS towards Stakeholders” in the 15 M Euro H2020 project INTAROS –(Integrated Arctic observation system, European Commission H2020 BG-09 RIA (2016-2021).
Geir Ottersen has been employed by the Institute of Marine Research (IMR, Norway) since 1989, just after MSc graduation. He is since 2003 a Principal scientist (1183, corresponds roughly to full professor). He is also affiliated to the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) at the Department of Biosciences at the University of Oslo, where he has had his work place since 1998 and is a member of the Core (leader) group.
Geir Ottersen has a Cand. Mag. Degree (~B.S., 1986) in mathematics / computer science, a Cand. Scient. (~M.S.,1988) in applied statistics, and a Dr. Scient. (~Ph. D., 1996) in physical oceanography from the University of Bergen, Norway.
Present/recent project management
Ottersen currently leads or co-leads several projects, including Barents-RISK (Assessing risks of cumulative impacts on the Barents Sea ecosystem and its services; Research Council of Norway, 20 million NOK 2018-2022) and CodDINA (Cod: DIet and food web dyNAmics; Research Council of Norway, 7.5 million NOK 2016-2019).
He leads WP6 “Applications of iAOS towards Stakeholders” in the EC H2020 project Intaros – (Integrated Arctic observation system, European Commission H2020 BG-09 RIA. 15 M Euro over 5 years, WP6 ca 3.5 M Euro).
Home address: Nadderudveien 143d, 1359 Eiksmarka, Norway
Employers address: Institute of Marine Research, P.O. Box 1870 Nordnes, 5024 Bergen, Norway
Office address: Institute of Biosciences, University of Oslo.
Date of birth: July 14 1963.
Family status: Married, 2 boys age 15 and 12
Telephone: (+47) 41047374 (mob) / (+47) 22857288 (office)