Biography Eirik Mikkelsen
Work with social and socio-economic aspects of aquaculture and fisheries, including marine and coastal zone planning and management.
Work-experience and education:
Researcher and Research Director for Social Science at Norut 2000-2017. Experience with regional and industrial development, natural resource and environmental economics, marine and coastal zone management, bio-economic modelling, ecosystem services, climate change, arctic shipping and more.
Senior executive officer for international environmental cooperation at the County Governor of Finnmark 1995-2000.
PhD in Economics/Social sciences from the University of Tromso, Norwegian College of Fisheries Science (Thesis: Economic analyses of user-interactions in the coastal zone).
Cand.Polit. (Master+) in Economics from UiT/NCFS (Thesis: Incentives for International Environmental Co-operation – The Flexible Mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol). Also courses in Ecology, Environmental Science and Eco-philosophy.Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree/Siv.ing. from the University of Southampton, England
Eirik Mikkelsen has 20 publications at Nofima:
1. June 2019 – 31. May 2023
In 2017, the European Commission launched the “Food from the Oceans” report, specifically suggesting that marine species at lower levels in the food chain are the future of sustainable aquaculture.
1. June 2017 – 31. May 2021
One fifth of EU catches originate from non-EU waters. These fisheries are often poorly regulated, management decisions are sometimes based on limited knowledge and enforcement capabilities, compliance and trust between stakeholders tend to lack.
15. May 2016 – 31. December 2021
A web portal with indicators on the sustainability of Norwegian aquaculture has been developed. The portal was released in December 2018, and covers more than 20 different themes on environmental, economic and social sustainability.
1. April 2016 – 31. March 2020
Climate changes are happening right now and they are threatening sustainable growth in aquaculture and fisheries worldwide. ClimeFish wants to draw the focus to the necessity of change, both when it comes to using opportunities while mitigating risks under the effects of climate change on aquaculture and fisheries.
1. March 2015 – 28. February 2019
The overall aim of PrimeFish is to improve the economic sustainability of European fisheries and aquaculture sectors.