International project management, innovation, GIS (geospatial analysis and modelling), digital cartography, remote sensing, siting/routing of renewable energy and power lines, scoping and conflict resolution, landscape ecology, landscape metrics, multi criteria analysis, scientific publishing, dissemination, development aid (capacity building within GIS and biodiversity informatics) and research infrastructure.
GIS Coordinator and Senior GIS Analyst with 24 years' experience from national and international multidisciplinary collaboration (broad professional network). Engaged with GIS- analysis, spatial modelling and development of innovative planning/decision support tools within renewable energy development, environmental management, land use planning, emergency preparedness, landscape ecology and topographical mapping. Major practical experience with the ESRI ArcGIS Software, ENVI Software, 3D Spacebuilder and to some degree open source GIS (QGIS, Grass, PostGIS and Mapserver). Thorough experience with ArcGIS Modelbuilder and some experience with Python scripting. Field of work includes project management, innovation, communication, dissemination, applied ecological research, scientific publishing, impact assessment, spatial ecology, cartographic communication, geoprocessing, remote sensing, landscape modelling and landscape metrics. Heavily engaged in capacity building (United Nations Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), environmental design of renewable energy, development of mitigation tools, dialog (scoping and conflict resolution), Research infrastructure implementation and data sharing (Norwegian Biodiversity Information Center, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, LifeWatch and the International Long Term Ecological Research Network).
1988-89: Compulsory Military Service in the Norwegian Army
1984-1988: High School
2006 - to dd: GIS Coordinator and Senior GIS Analyst in NINA (100 % permanent position)
2001 - 2005: GIS- Advisor for the County Governor in Sør- Trøndelag (100 % permanent position)
1999 - 2001: Staff Engineer at the Norwegian Mapping Authority (100 % permanent position)
1996 - 2000: Teacher in GIS and cartography at Narvik High-School (100 % temporary position)
1998 - 1988: Part- time Teacher in GIS at Narvik University College (part time temporary position)
1991 - 1995: Part- time Research assistant at Department of Geography, NTNU (part time temporary position)
Major project experience:
Topographical mapping (GEOVEKST), Norwegian Cadaster development, Spatial data management, Teaching, Coastal zonal planning (HASUT), Capacity building (IPBES), Research and GIS- tool/portal development (SISCAL, BIRDWIND, OPTIPOL, INTACT, PPS-Arctic, GISLINK, SEAPOP, Animal positions, FUNCITREE), Research Infrastructure development (LifeWatch, EUBON and LTER), Spatial modelling and GIS- analysis in general.
Coordination of NINAs GIS- activities:
General project management experience within R&D (GEOVEKST, BIRDWIND, OPTIPOL, INTACT):
Coordination of Norways participation in the european collaboration on research infrastructure development (ESFRI LifeWatch):
Coordination of Norways participation in the Long Term Ecological monitoring and Research network (LTER):
Coordination of the Indo- Norwegian collaboration on capacity building in biodiversity informatics related to IPBES:
General advisory and supervising experience from current and previous positions (including supervising and examination of Master students)
Teaching experience from high school/university level
Squad leader experience from the Norwegian Army (Corporal degree)
GIS and remote sensing courses at ESRI, Geodata, Excelis, Avinet, TerraNor, NTNU and the Norwegian Mapping Authority (ArcGIS, ArcIMS, ArcGIS Server, ENVI, ERDAS, QGIS, Grass, Saga, Adaptive web-client, Mapserver, PostGIS, FYSAK, Gemini, PumaTech, Standardization (SOSI, ISO, INSPIRE)
Data paper workshop (GBIF Norway and GBIF Belgium).
Course in the Companies Act for Board Members (Styreforeningen)
Preparations for Sentinel 2 in Europe (Norwegian Space Agency)
How to write a competitive project proposal to H2020 (Norwegian Research Council)
EU Learning programme on Realising and managing International Research Infrastructures (RAMIRI)
NordForsk Research Training Course "Modelling Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurence"
Summer school in Cartography at Helsinki University of Technology
Language courses (Russian) at the Adult Education Association
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver
The Nordic countries, Lithuania, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, USA, India and Chile.
2015-d.d.: Deputy board member (staff representative) in the Norwegian institute for Nature Research (NINA)
2001-2005: Local representative at the County Governor Office for the Norwegian Association of Social Scientists
1997-1999: Local representative at the Narvik High-School for the Union of Education Norway