We are very pleased that Peter Haugan, President of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO will speak at Arctic Frontiers Policy 2017.
Mr Haugan is a Norwegian Scientist and Director of the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen. He is leading the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) at UNESCO since 2015. Previously he was a member of the Norwegian National Committee for UNESCO (2008-2012) and served as a vice-chair of IOC (2011- 2013).
His research includes various aspects of physical oceanography focusing on the North Sea and Arctic Ocean. It is often featured in the Journal of Geophysical Research as well as in Cicerone, a climate magazine published by CICERO - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research Oslo.
Previously in his career Peter Haugan served as a Director/head of the Geophysical Institute at University of Bergen (2003-2011). In 2000-2003 he was a vice-director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. Mr Haugan has worked as professor of physical oceanography at the Geophysical Institute at UiB since 1999. Before this (1997-1999) he was an associate professor of polar oceanography at the University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS), a senior scientist at the Geophysical Institute and adjunct senior scientist at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway (1996-1997) and as a senior scientist, research leader, research director, and assistant director at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (1987-1995).