About this person

I am particularly interested in climate-driven physical, biological and chemical changes in our marine ecosystems on a variety of spatial and temporal scales at high latitudes. My PhD focuses on increasing our understanding of the link between the physical processes and the oceanic carbon cycle and how this relationship is perturbed by human-induced climate change. One part of my PhD will address the changes in decadal ventilation and anthropogenic carbon in the intermediate depths of the Arctic Ocean. I will also be investigating the remineralization rates in the Nordic Seas and Arctic Ocean. My background covers many inter-disciplinary topics in physical and biological oceanography. My previous experiences include modern molecular techniques to analyze phytoplankton communities and the distribution of polar cod in the Barents Sea and climate.




MSc Joint Nordic Master’s Programme in Marine Ecosystems and Climate (2013)

University of Bergen, University of Aarhus, University of Iceland and University of Faroe Islands


BSc Earth & Space Sciences (Specializing in Oceanography) (2011)

Jacobs University Bremen, Germany




  • Pérez, Fiz F.; Rios, Aida F.; Velo, Antón; van Heuven, Steven; Hoppema, Mario; Steinfeldt, Reiner; de Baar, Hein; Jeansson, Emil; Rajasakaren, Balamuralli; Schuster, Ute Regional carbon inventories: Report on regional carbon inventories and their decadal changes (D5.9). EU 2014. 11 pages

Other publications

  • Rajasakaren, Balamuralli; Jeansson, Emil; Olsen, Are; Tanhua, Toste; Johannessen, Truls; Smethie, W.M. Decadal Changes in Ventilation and Anthropogenic Carbon in the Intermediate Depths of the Arctic Ocean. 2017.
  • Rajasakaren, Balamuralli; Jeansson, Emil Changes in Decadal Ventilation and Anthropogenic Carbon in the Intermediate Depths of the Arctic Ocean. 2016.
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