Prof. Ola M. Johannessen

Geophysical Institute

University of Bergen, Norway

Executive Chairman

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Nansen Scientific Society





Executive Chairman of the Board and the Founding Director of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC)

Professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen (UoB)

President of the Nansen Scientific Society

President of the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (, Chairman of the Guardian Board of the Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NIERSC) in St. Petersburg, Russia

Publications (Selected)

  1. Johannessen, O.M., A. Korablev, V. Miles, M.W. Miles, K.E. Solberg: Interaction between the warm subsurface Atlantic water in the Sermilik Fjord and Helheim glacier in southeast Greenland. Surveys in Geophysics, Springer. Vol. 32, Issue 4, Page 387-396, 2011.
  2. Chen, L.L, O.M. Johannessen, H.J. Wang, A. Ohmura: Accumulation over the Greenland Ice Sheet as prepresented in reanalysis data. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 28, No.5, pp.1-9, 2011.
  3. Johannessen, O.M., M. W. Miles: Critical vulnerabilities of marine and sea ice-based ecosystems in the high Arctic. Regional Environmental Change, Vol.10, DOI 10.1007/s10113-010-0186-5, 2010.
  4. Alexandrov, V., S. Sandven, J. Wahlin, O.M. Johannessen: The relation between sea ice thickness and freeboard in the Arctic. The Cryosphere, vol.4, pp. 373-380, 2010.
  5. Chen, L.L., O.M. Johannessen, K. Khvorostovsky, H.J. Wang: Greenland Ice Sheet Elevation Change in Winter and Influence of Atmospheric Teleconnection in the Northern Hemisphere. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, Vol. 2, pp. 376-380, 2009.
  6. Gao, Y., H. Drange, O.M. Johannessen, L.H. Pettersson: Sources and pathways of 90Sr in the North Atlantic-Arctic region: present day and global warming. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. Vol. 100, pp.375-395, 2009.
  7. Johannessen, O.M., L.H. Pettersson: Arctic climate and shipping. In High North High Stakes.pp.95-114, Eds: R. Gottemoeller and R. Tamnes. Fagbokforlaget November 2008.
  8. Johannessen, O.M: Decreasing arctic sea ice mirrors increasingCO2 on decadal time scale. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letter (AOSL). Vol. 1. No. 1, pp. 51-56, 2008 (Published by Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy ofSciences).
  9. Thiede, J., O.M. Johannessen: Climate change in the North – past, present and future. Journal of International Geoscience, Episodes. Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 163-167, 2008.
  10. Kuzmina, S., O.M. Johannessen, L. Bengtsson, O.G. Aniska, L.P. Bobylev: High northern latitude surface air temperature: Comparison of existing data and creation of a new gridded dataset 1900-2000. Tellus, Vol. 60A, pp. 289-304, 2008.
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