Susana Agustí is Professor of Marine Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia) at the Red Sea Research Center where she lead the Biological Oceanography Laboratory, and Professor II at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Prof. Agustí studies the photosynthetic plankton and the metabolic balance of the oceans, with a major goal in evaluating the impact of global change in the oceans. Since 1993 Dr. Agustí is conducting research in the polar oceans, first participating in oceanographic expeditions and directing projects in Antarctica, and more recently studying the Arctic Ocean participating in the projects ATOS (International Polar Year), ATP (CE), and Carbon Bridge collaborating with UiT. Her present research effort in the Arctic Ocean aimed at studying the effect of warming and other environmental changes associated to global change. She is studying the sensitivity of photosynthetic plankton to the increasing temperature moreover to other stressors as UV-B radiation, persistent pollutants, and responses when multiple stressors are interacting.
Stig Falk-Petersen is a research scientist at Akvaplan-niva and Professor II at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He is a high profiled polar scientist with a long record of successful studies in marine research covering marine ecology, physical oceanography, lipid chemistry and effects of climate change on marine systems. This work has resulted in a high number of publications from Polar Regions such as northern coast of Norway, Antarctica, Svalbard waters, the Arctic Ocean and Canadian Arctic.
Published 145 papers (~ 45 last 5 years).
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Haakon Hop is a senior research scientist at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, and Professor II at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Arctic SIZE. His research focuses on broader aspects of Arctic marine ecology with emphasis on pelagic (zooplankton), sympagic (ice-associated) and hard-bottom fauna, and Arctic fishes, such as polar cod (Boreogadus saida). He has worked on marine ecosystem structure (stable isotopes), energy flow (lipids), and bioaccumulation of pollutants in Arctic marine food webs. Much work involves integration of physical and biological data from multidisciplinary research carried out in the Arctic Ocean, the Marginal Ice Zone and Svalbard fjords. He applies scientific diving to collect samples from below sea ice and in fjords, and he currenlty leads Norwegian Scientific Divers (NSD).
Randi Ingvaldsen is a senior scientist at Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, and Professor II at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Arctic SIZE. She is a physical oceanographer with a broad research interests in physical oceanography and ecology. Her focus area is the Barents Sea and the region west and north of Svalbard, and she is working with oceanography and climate variability, as well as on climate impact on zooplankton, fish, shrimp, benthos, and the overall Barents Sea ecosystem. Ingvaldsen is currently leading a IMR strategic initiative “The Arctic Ocean Ecosystem (SI_ARCTIC)” where overall objective is to develop a knowledgebase on the state and variability of the present and future ecosystem in the area north of Svalbard.