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Current activities include:

  • Head of the land-based management of R/V DANA and other vessels.
  • Representing the National Institute for Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) in various settings, related to defining research needs for development of the blue bioeconomy. - e.g.:
    • Representing Denmark in the Standing Committee for Agricultural Research  group on aquatic resources (SCAR-FISH) which provding advice on European agricultural and wider bioeconomy research focusing on needs in the aquatic systems, 
    • Representing Denmark in The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) which is providing a long-term integrated approach to marine and maritime research and technology development in Europe, 
    • President of the European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organisations Association (EFARO), with the vision of providing a coordinated, trusted and influential community of Fisheries and Aquaculture research institutes supporting sustainable management and use of seas, oceans and aquatic resources, through the provision of sound science and scientific advice for the people of Europe.
    • Advisor in the Blue Bioeconomy Cofund, a public-public partnership initiative among Member States of the EU with the aim of supporting innovative, sustainable and climate-friendly possibilities to produce, harvest and exploit aquatic biomass from different trophic levels for use in food and other value chains.
    • Represent DTU in the steering group of IPBES Denmark
  • Participate in the Danish Centre for Marine Research (DCH) sekretariat, involving all Danish universities doing marine research and the Navy - see www.danskhavforskning.net
  • Participating in ERVO (European Research Vessels Operators).(executive Committee member 2019-)
  • Partner in EUROFLEETS+
  • Participated as Scientific Project Manager in the EU ERA-NET "Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Sea food Processing" (COFASP). Prevously also invovlved in MARCOM+, EUROFLEETS2 (EU FP7 projects).
  • Development of new monitoring concepts - for e.g. habitat mapping.

Previous experience includes the marine section of the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Early Warning and Assessment (UNEP-DEWA) and National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark (NERI/DMU) -Dept. of Marine Ecology. Advisor for the start-up company Berring Data Collective.

Also publisher and owner of a private publishing company.

Other information

Coordinator at Danish Centre for Marine Research with the participation of all Danish universities and institutes conducting marine research and the Danish Navy (since 2010).

Involved in the management team of the ERA-NET COFASP (Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Sea food Processing) 

- Member of the board of the Danish Zoological Society (2004-2007 and since 2010).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Business Administration, Heriot-Watt University


Business Administration, Heriot-Watt University


Biologi, Københavns Universitet


Biology, University of Copenhagen


External positions

Owner, BioCircular

2014 → …

Head of Maritime Service, National Institute of Aquatic Resources

2014 → …

Special Adviser, National Institute of Aquatic Resources


Project coordinator, National Institute of Aquatic Resources


Publisher/Owner, BIOS Publishing

2003 → …

Developer/Consultant, BIOS


Consultant (P-2 level), United Nations Environment Programme


Research assistant, National Environmental Research Institute



  • User defined:
  • BlueBio Cofund
  • Danish Centre for Marine Research
  • ERVO
  • blue bioeconomy


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