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Eirik Finserås

PhD Candidate, PhD Candidate
  • E-mailEirik.Finseras@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 95 56+47 90535253
  • Visitor Address
    Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1
    5010 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7806
    5020 Bergen

I am a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law. I am also connected to Bergen Offshore Wind Centre and the research group for “Designing a Refined Legal Framework for Legitimate Offshore Wind in the North Sea Basin” (DeWindSea). In terms of my previous experience, I hold an LLB (Hons) in International Law from Kingston University and an LLM with a specialty in Energy and Maritime Law from University College London.

My research predominantly relate to the intersection between planning and environmental law in the marine context. It begs the question of how offshore windfarm licensing can be optimized to stimulate a more efficient handling of planning procedures and accelerate the energy transition. It is a comparative study whereby evaluations will be drawn from different coastal jurisdictions adjacent to the North Sea Basin. 

SDG Conference 2021


Expert Panel on White Paper Outlining Forthcoming Licensing Guidance


Bergen Energy Lab Presentation  - Impact Assessments and the Concept of Change 


Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2024). Gone with the wind? Wind farm-induced wakes and regulatory gaps. Marine Policy. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2024). Legal Implications Arising From Transboundary Wake Effects.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Wind Wakes: Briefing Webinar.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Presentation to Scottish Parliament on Transboundary Wake Effects.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Innlegg og deltakelse på Fornybarkonferansen 2022.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Rochdale Envelope Approach in EIA.
  • Show author(s) (2021). MASTS Workshop - Chair in Q&A and presenter of PhD project.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Lessons Learned from the UK and Denmark: Regulatory Challenges Related to Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Environmental Impact Assessments: Offshore Windfarm Multi-Stage Consent Procedures.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2021). Where Science Meets Industry - Panel Debate.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Offshore Wind Licensing Presentation.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2024). Offshore Wind Licensing in the North Sea.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Roundtable Discussion, British Embassy in Oslo.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Renewable Go-To Areas.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Offshore Wind Farm Licensing and RePowerEU Strategy on Faster Permitting.
  • Show author(s) (2022). The Function of Multi-Stage Licensing Procedures.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Planning Law Ideologies in Offshore Wind Licensing Procedures. PhD Presentation in Cambridge.
  • Show author(s) (2021). VI Interdisciplinary Seminar on Climate, Energy and Sustainability.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The Concept of Change in Offshore Windfarm Licensing, Bergen Energy Lab Webinar.
  • Show author(s) (2021). PhD thesis project presentation.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2024). Offshore Wind Licensing in Norway. 21 pages.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)