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Nils Gunnar Kvamstø is the new CEO at IMR

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Kvamstø is the new CEO at IMR: 

Photo: Eivind Senneset/IMR

He is excited and motivated for his new role at one of the biggest marine research institutes in Europe.

Nils Gunnar Kvamstø (57) is looking forward to embarking on a six-year tenure, as the CEO at the Institute of Marine Research.

“I am excited, proud and motivated to take on the job together with the skilled staff at IMR. IMR is one of the largest marine research institutes in Europe, and important for the society we live in, the world around us and the challenges we face: The goal of sustainable resource management, climate change and the protection of biodiversity. High quality ocean management must be based on research and knowledge, which IMR delivers to society”, Kvamstø says.

Meteorologist and professor

Nils Gunnar Kvamstø grew up in Arna outside Bergen. He is a meteorologist and professor in the field.

He comes to IMR from the position of marine dean at the University of Bergen, where he has had a long and eventful career, both as a researcher and leader.

Among other things, he worked with climate modeling and analysis, and was central in the development of the climate modeling activity at the Bjerknes Center for Climate Research and in the establishment of the Bergen Offshore Wind Center.