Director for Buch Ocean
Director for the Centre for Ocean and Ice
Educated in physical oceanography with a career in observational oceanography especially in the North Atlantic – Arctic waters
Strong engagement and experience in international cooperation
Knight of the Dannebro order 2010
2007-2009Coordinator of the EU- funded Integrated project ECOOP 2007-2009
2005 - 2008WP-leader and member of the steering group of the EU-financed project MERSEA
2002 - 2005Coordinator of the EU-financed project PAPA
2000-2005Member of the steering group for the research project “Vestnordic Ocean Climate” financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers
1988 – 1996 Project co-ordinator and chairman of the steering group of the NORDIC WOCE
1984 – 1992Responsible for the oceanographic component of the Danish contribution to the
Greenland Sea Project
Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography;
Bachelor of commerce - management;
Member of the Steering Committee for “Marine Ecology Modelling Centre” since 2006 and chairman 2008-10.
Chairman of the Danish Council for Marine Research 2005-14
Member of the management group of the Danish SCOR Committee since 1985. Chairman 2005-14.
Chairman of the Danish EuroGOOS Committee 1997-14.
Censor in Physical Oceanography at the University of Copenhagen, University of Roskilde and the Danish Technical University.
Member of the Danish Greenland Sea Project Steering Committee, 1986-94
Danish representative in the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) under UNESCO 2007-13.
Chairman of EuroGOOS since 2013
Danish representative in EuroGOOS since 1995.
Member of the EuroGOOS Board 1999-2003 and again from 2008.
Chairman of BOOS (Baltic Operational Oceanographic System), 2000-2009
Chairman of EuroGOOS Product Working Group 2006-2011
Chairman for EuroGOOS Baltic Task Team 1998 -2000.
Vice chairman for EuroGOOS Technology Plan W.G., 1997-1999.
Vice chairman for EuroGOOS Northwestern Shelves Task Team,1997-99.
Chairman of Nordic Councils ”Expert group on ocean climate research” 2000-2002.
Nordic representative in the Intergovernmental WOCE panel under UNESCO, 1992-96.
Member of International Greenland Sea Project Scien¬tific Steering Group 1987-94, secretary 1991-94.
Danish representative in ICES (International Council For Exploration of the Sea) Hydrography Committee 1984 -1998.
Member of ICES W.G. on Oceanic Hydrography 1984-98, chairman 1991-96.
Assisting editor in Journal of Operational Oceanography
Non-peer reviewed: 83
2013 - Buch Ocean
1998 - 2013Danish Meteorological Institute
Head of Operational Oceanography Section 1998-2007
Director of Centre for Ocean and Ice 2007 – 2013
1990 - 1998 Royal Administration of Navigation and Hydrography
Head of Oceanographic Division
1982 -1990 Greenland Fisheries Research Institute
Research Scientist in Physical Oceanography
Head of Fisheries Department 1984-1986
Vice director 1986-87
1986 - 1999 University of Copenhagen
External associate professor in Physical Oceanography