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Erlend Moksness,

Independent professional


  • 19 years of experience in the management of Norway's largest research institute in marine research, monitoring and advisory

  • 13 years of experience as a lecturer and supervisor in the field of aquaculture of marine fish at the Norwegian Veterinary College in the position of Professor

  • 10 years of experience as Head of the Norwegian Fisheries Forum (, which includes Norwegian universities, research institutions and NGOs in Norwegian aquaculture assistance

  • 11 years of experience from the European Marine Board Policy Organization (, which works with research strategy in Europe. 2014-2017 Vice Chair in ExCom

  • 10 years of experience in organizing projects and capacity building in other countries

  • 9 years of experience as coordinator for two major EU projects involving 120 researchers from 36 partners (universities and research institutions in Europe)

  • 3 years of experience as a consultant for the multinational company Exxon in connection with the Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska (1989)

  • Responsible for several larger national applications with impact

  • Responsible for conducting 11 major international conferences and a significant number of national and international meetings / WS

  • Coordinator for H2020 applications since 2013

  • Responsible for the short version of the history of the Institute of Marine Research Institute (2016) (

  • Published 103 peer reviewed scientific articles

  • Editor of 13 scientific books

Furthermore, worked with:

  • Strategy (Organizations / Professionals)

  • Development of conceptual models

  • major programs (like: Mareano, , with a budget of over NOK 100 Mill in 2017

  • Development of national marine data systems

  • International cooperation

  • Popularization of research (such as the TV series 'Ocean scientists', 8 episodes, TV Agder 2016)

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