Bjerknessenteret for klimaforskning er et samarbeid mellom Universitetet i Bergen, Norce, Nansensenteret og Havforskningsinstituttet. 

Ken Drinkwater

Research interests: Hydrographic variability of the North Atlantic; influence of NAO on marine ecosystems

Ken’s expertise is in physical oceanography, climate change, and the impact of physical forcing on marine ecosystems. He graduated with a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University and worked at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) located in Halifax, Canada.

At BIO he undertook research on the physical oceanography of coastal and shelf seas as well as investigating environmental effects on fish stocks. For 20 years he provided environmental reviews of the Northwest Atlantic for the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) and later for fisheries assessment groups in eastern Canada.

In 2003 he moved to the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway, where he is continuing his investigations into the effects of climate variability and change on marine ecosystems. He leads or is involved in several ESSAS related projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council including NESSAS, NORCAN, MENU and MENUII. He also heads the ESSAS lead IPY consortium Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Regions (ESSAR) and oversees the daily operations of the ESSAS Project Office located in Bergen.

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Havforskningsinstituttet / Institute of Marine Research

Institute of Marine Research
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5817 Bergen

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