About this person
I did my Master's degree in chemical oceanography on the observed changes in surface ocean pCO2 in both time and space in the Nordic Seas. After the master's degree, I started a PhD project - Carbon Heat - funded by the Norwegian Research Council. For my PhD I studied the transport of carbon over, through and under the sea, and defended my doctorate in 2011. After my doctorate, I was awarded a personal post-doc project – DECApH - funded by the Norwegian Research Council. After my post-doc period I have worked as a researcher at the University of Bergen and Uni Research.
My research interests are mainly in the analysis of observations of the carbon cycle in the ocean. I focus especially on observed changes in recent decades, but also on the reasons for these changes. I'm interested in increasing the understanding we have of the carbon cycle in the ocean and how changes in this will continue into the future. It is very important that we have good observational data to answer these questions and I am therefore engaged in global data syntheses and quality control of large datasets. I started my career by focusing on the waters around Norway - Norwegian Sea, Greenland and Barents Seas - but in recent years has worked more and more with global issues. At Uni Research I also work with the Norwegian Earth System model (NorESM) in studying future changes to the ocean carbon cycle.