What is your specific role in the project?
I coordinate the activity within work package RA-C "Technology and method development”. With me I have a great team of researchers, PhD students and post docs. To address the ambitions goals of the Nansen Legacy and contribute to science we are always searching for applications developing both science and technology. The task we have taken upon is challenging – and to fully sample the ocean in time and space is not possible – and we need to optimize how we spend our efforts to maximize the information gained by our operations.
The Arctic, what fascinates you the most?
Its apparent endless remoteness in a world that is becoming ever more connected and developed. And the harsh environment excluded humankind to conquer this area until we had the tools to provide mobility and protect ourselves from the cold. In spite of the remoteness and harsh environment, there is a very productive biological community present – better adapted to the conditions than us!