Finlo Cottier

Finlo Cottier is a Senior Lecturer in Polar Oceanography at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) which is based in Oban on the Scottish West Coast and has been working on multi-disciplinary arctic research projects for 20 years.  His interests span ice physics, physical oceanography, glacial processes, zooplankton distributions and behaviours and the role that ocean processes have on shaping the biogeochemical environment. Finlo is also an Adjunct Professor at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway in the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology.  Finlo leads a new project funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council – Arctic PRIZE – that has further developed the links between SAMS and Norwegian Arctic research institutes.  The Arctic PRIZE project will sit alongside ArcticSIZE and will exploit the availability of robotic technologies to make continuous observations within the seasonal ice zone.

Stig Falk-Petersen

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

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

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.