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Peter M Haugan

  • E-mailPeter.Haugan@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 26 78+47 466 82 114
  • Visitor Address
    Allegt. 70
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 BERGEN

My research interests span from processes in physical oceanography to design of future energy systems.

I often take part in seminars and events ranging from small clubs to governmental conferences.

I supervise master and PhD students in oceanography and energy.

Recently I have contributed lectures in the courses:

  • GEOF232 Practical Oceanography and Meteorology
  • ENERGI200 Energy Resources and Use
  • ENERGI210 Energy Physics and Technology
  • VIT212 Climate - What do we know? What should we do? (In Norwegian)
  • GEOF 339 Advanced Ocean Dynamics

I also have taught GEOF 231 Operational Oceanography (no longer offered; followed by new course GEOF232), GEOF 338 Polar Oceanography, GEOF 213 Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean and related earlier courses.

Academic article
  • 2020. Transitioning remote Arctic settlements to renewable energy systems – A modelling study of Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Applied Energy. 1-13.
  • 2020. Short-term solar and wind variability in long-term energy system models - A European case study. Energy. 13 pages.
  • 2020. A revised ocean glider concept to realize Stommel's vision and supplement Argo floats. Ocean Science. 291-305.
  • 2019. Atlantic Water Pathways Along the North-Western Svalbard Shelf Mapped Using Vessel-Mounted Current Profilers. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics. 1699-1716.
  • 2016. How northern freshwater input can stabilise thermohaline circulation . Tellus. Series A, Dynamic meteorology and oceanography. 1-16.
  • 2016. Cost and value of multidisciplinary fixed-point ocean observatories. Marine Policy. 138-146.
  • 2012. The Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE). OCEANS. 1-5.
  • 2012. Ocean observatories for understanding and monitoring Arctic change. OCEANS. 5 pages.
  • 2011. Flow over a rounded backward-facing step, using a z-coordinate model and a sigma-coordinate model. Ocean Dynamics. 1681-1696.
  • 2009. Research Priorities for Understanding Ocean Acidification Summary From the Second Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World. Oceanography. 182-189.
  • 2008. Dissolution of a CO2 lake, modeled by using an advanced vertical turbulence mixing scheme. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 511-519.
  • 2006. Salt release from warming sea ice. Geophysical Research Letters. 5 pages.
  • 2005. Watermass transformations in Storfjorden. Continental Shelf Research.
  • 2005. Turbulent diffusion and transport from a CO2 lake in the deep ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR).
  • 2005. Parameterization of drag and dissolution of rising CO2 drops in seawater. Geophysical Research Letters. 4 pages.
  • 2005. Dynamics of a CO2-seawater interface in the deep ocean. Journal of Marine Research. 563-577.
  • 2005. Deep ocean experiments with fossil fuel carbon dioxide: Creation and sensing of a controlled plume at 4 km depth. Journal of Marine Research. 9-33.
  • 2004. Using an "inverse dynamic method" to determine temperature and salinity fields from ADCP measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 527-534.
  • 2004. The OACE (Ocean Abyssal Carbon Experiment) research project. Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis.
  • 2004. Small scale field study of an ocean CO2 plume. Journal of Oceanography. 751-758.
  • 2004. Northward cooling and freshening of the warm core of the West Spitsbergen Current. Polar Research. 79-88.
  • 2004. Northward cooling and freshening of the warm core of the West Spitsbergen Current. Polar Research. 79-88.
  • 2004. Mixing of the Storfjorden overflow (Svalbard Archipelago) inferred from density overturns. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR).
  • 2004. Metrics to assess the mitigation of global warming by carbon capture and storage in the ocean and in geological reservoirs. Geophysical Research Letters.
  • 2004. Ice and Brine Production in Storfjorden From Four Winters of Satellite and in Situ Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR).
  • 2003. Sea ice formation on a very cold surface. Geophysical Research Letters.
  • 2003. Observations of the Storfjorden outflow. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 1283-1303.
  • 2003. Dissolution from a liquid CO2 lake disposed in the deep ocean. Limnology and Oceanography. 872-883.
  • 2001. Seasonal transformation of water masses, circulation and brine formation observed in Storfjorden. Annals of Glaciology. 437-443.
  • 2001. Interannual variability of the Storfjorden ice cover and ice production observed by ERS-2 SAR. Annals of Glaciology.
  • 2001. Interannual variability in the hydrography of Atlantic water northwest of Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR). 13931-13944.
  • 2001. Ice production and brine formation in Storfjorden. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR). 14001-14013.
  • 1999. Structure and heat content of the West Spitsbergen Current. Polar Research. 1-6.
  • 1999. Modeling of deep-water renewal through cold convective plumes. Deep-sea research. Part II, Topical studies in oceanography. 1357-1383.
  • 1996. Studies on Dissolution of CO2 in the Ocean. Japanese J. Multiphase Flow.
  • 1996. Heat budgets of the Arctic Mediterranean and sea surface heat flux parameterizations for the Nordic Seas. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR). 6553-6576.
  • 1996. Heat budgets of the Arctic Mediterranean and sea surface heat flux parameterizations for the Nordic Seas. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR). 6553-6576.
  • 1996. A Nordic Seas - Arctic Ocean carbon budget from volume flows and inorganic carbon data. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 493-510.
  • 2019. The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action. World Resources Institute. .
  • 2010. A study of flow over a backward-facing step and flow over a depression, using the 2D version of Bergen Ocean Model. .
  • 2004. Possible effects of ocean acidification. 2. 2. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2003. Bygningens historie.
  • 2003. Bjørn Helland-Hansen og opprettelsen av Geofysisk Institutt.
Academic lecture
  • 2016. The Norwegian Glider Observatory.
  • 2016. High latitude glider operations (NACO).
  • 2012. The role of the Barents Sea in the climate system.
  • 2010. Offshore wind technology research in Norway – an overview of national research programs.
  • 2010. New opportunitiesfor air-sea interaction research.
  • 2010. Konsekvenser av CO2 lekkasje.
  • 2010. Climate research as post-normal science -The need for lay people to influence research, not only science to underpin policy.
  • 2006. Polynya Dynamics and Export of Dense Water: Results from Storfjorden Laboratory.
  • 2006. Dissolution of CO2 from the sea-floor to oceanic waters.
  • 2005. Perspectives on the role of technology in ocean research and education.
  • 2005. Perspectives on operational oceanography.
  • 2005. Opening/welcome, background and objectives of seminar.
  • 2005. Metrics to assess the mitigation of global warming by carbon capture and storage.
  • 2005. Climate change, direct CO2 effects - what do we know?
  • 2004. The Norwegian Ocean and Climate Project(NOClim)in relation to Mohn-Sverdrup global and operational oceanography studies.
  • 2004. The Nordic Seas; a gateway between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.
  • 2004. Prosesser for dannelse av dypvann: ProClim.
  • 2004. Physical and chemical processes affecting release of CO2 at the seafloor.
  • 2004. Ocean abyssal carbon experiments at 0.7 and 4 km depth.
  • 2004. Ocean Abyssal Carbon Experiments at 0.7 and 4 km depth.
  • 2004. Introduction, background and objectives of the workshop.
  • 2003. The roles of open ocean convection, fronts and shelf processes.
  • 2003. The Norwegian Ocean and Climate Project (NOClim).
  • 2003. Some ocean mixing and transport processes involved in feedbacks to changing heat and fresh water fluxes.
  • 2003. Return of deep shelf/slope convection in the western Barents Sea?
  • 2003. Progress of COSMOS (CO2 sending method for ocean storage) and OACE (Ocean abyssal carbon experiment).
  • 2003. Progress of COSMOS (CO2 sending method for ocean storage) and OACE (Ocean Abyssal Carbon Experiment).
  • 2003. Polynya model parameters related to observations from Storfjorden.
  • 2003. Polynya model parameters related to observations from Storfjorden.
  • 2003. Polar ocean climate processes manifested in Spitsbergen fjords.
  • 2003. Overview of the NOClim, ProClim and AIO projects.
  • 2003. Ocean convection in Arctic shelf polynyas.
  • 2003. Klimaendringer i de Nordiske hav og Arktis.
  • 2003. Ice cover, formation and effects on ocean physics.
  • 2003. Geofysikk i Bergen – 75 år på ”Geofysen”.
  • 2003. Climate variability, predictions and future scenarios.
  • 2002. On the fate of a purposefully disposed CO2 lake in the deep ocean.
  • 2002. Eddy diffusivities estimated from CTD profiles in the Greenland Sea.
  • 2001. The Norwegian Ocean Climate Project.
  • 2001. The Greenland Sea Experiment.
  • 2001. Status and plans for NOClim task 2.
  • 2001. Shelf-slope current interaction.
  • 2001. Oceanic CO2 uptake, sensitivity to climate.
  • 2001. Drivkrefter for global termohalin sirkulasjon.
  • 2001. A brief introduction to the Norwegian Ocean Climate Project (NOClim).
  • 2000. Update on the International Experiment on CO2 Ocean Sequestration.
  • 2000. The new norwegian project NOClim.
  • 2000. Some aspects of sea ice and ocean interaction in Spitsbergen fjords.
  • 2000. Sea ice dynamics observed by ERS-2 SAR imagery and ARGOS buoys in Storfjorden, Svalbard.
  • 2000. Phase 2 of international collaboration.
  • 2000. Overview of mechanisms.
  • 2000. On CO2 release near continental slopes.
  • 2000. Oceanographic criteria for selecting future sites for CO2 sequestration.
  • 2000. NOClim.
  • 2000. NOClim.
  • 2000. NOClim.
  • 2000. Lagring av CO2 i havet.
  • 2000. Ice edge variability and deep convection.
  • 2000. Hvordan kan observasjonsbaserte prosesstudier bidra til målsetningene i NOClim?
  • 2000. Grunnforskning og utdanning innen oseanografi.
  • 2000. Climate change and the oceanography of the polar ocean.
  • 2000. Betydningen av prosessene i havet for klimaet.
  • 2007. Comment on "Modern-age buildup of CO2 and its effects on seawater acidity and salinity" by Hugo A. Loaiciga. Geophysical Research Letters. 3 pages.
Reader opinion piece
  • 2016. Grunnlovsstridig oljeutvinning. Bergens Tidende. 1 pages.
  • 2014. UiO-ledelsens troverdighet er svekket. Morgenbladet.
  • 2014. Uansvarlig oljeforskning. Bergens Tidende.
  • 2014. Professorer er forpliktet til faglig etterrettelighet. Stavanger Aftenblad.
  • 2014. Forskning for klimavennlig omstilling. Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin. 1 pages.
  • 2014. Forskning for klimavennlig omstilling. Nordlys. 1 pages.
  • 2014. Forskning for klimaomstilling. Stavanger Aftenblad. 1 pages.
  • 2014. Akademikere må respektere grunnleggende prinsipper for vitenskapelig virksomhet. Concerned Scientists Blogg.
  • 2013. Oljesmurt egergiforskning. Dagens næringsliv. 1 pages.
  • 2013. Norges petroleums-finansielle kompleks. Dagens næringsliv. 1 pages.
  • 2006. Comment on "Fate of rising CO2 droplets in seawater". Environmental Science and Technology. 3653-3654.
Academic monograph
  • 2005. Ocean abyssal carbon experiments at 0.7 and 4 km depth.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • 2004. Single CO2 drops in seawater.
  • 1982. Analytiske og numeriske beregninger for et stabilitetsproblem i hydrodynamikk.
Masters thesis
  • 2005. Mixing and internal waves at high latitudes.
Popular scientific article
  • 2016. Biodrivstoff og klimaeffekter. Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.
  • 2014. Forskning for klimavennlig omstilling. Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.
  • 2006. Store og raske endringer for sjøen i Arktis. Cicerone. 37-37.
  • 2006. Aktiv klimapåvirkning fra polområdene. Cicerone. 31-31.
  • 2003. Redusert innsats fra KlimaProg om havets rolle. Cicerone. 29.
  • 2003. Hav og klima i samspill. Cicerone. 29-31.
  • 2003. Atlanterhavet er et gigantisk varmelager. Cicerone. 31.
  • 2001. Down to Earth after Amsterdam. Global Change Newsletter. 36-37.
Feature article
  • 2017. Biodrivstoff er ikke veien å gå. Bergens Tidende.
  • 2014. Forskning for omstilling. Klima. 28-29.
  • 2003. Ønsker vi saklig grunnlag for miljøpolitikken? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • 2003. Bygg for pionerer. Bergens Tidende.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2017. On freshwater and the density-driven circulation in the northern seas.
  • 2004. The Faroe Current.
  • 1999. On transports of mass, heat and carbon in the Arctic Mediterranean.
  • 2013. Forskerkritikk mot Statoilsponsing.
  • 2013. Akademisk rådløyse.
  • 2009. Frykter CO2-lekkasje.
  • 2007. Klimautslipp surner hav.
  • 2006. Båtmangel ka gi IPY-trøbbel.
  • 2004. Golfstrømmen kan bli svekket.
Programme management
  • 2014. Forskning for klimavennlig omstilling.
Programme participation
  • 2007. De første CO2 ofrene.
  • 2003. Lagring av CO2 i havet.
  • 2003. 75-års jubileet for Geofysen.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2006. Havstrømsteorien. Om dynamikken i havets bevegelser.
  • 2005. Ocean storage. 42 pages.
  • 2005. Dense-Water Production and Overflow From an Arctic Coastal Polynya in Storfjorden. 16 pages.
  • 2002. Fremtidens utfordringer i havforskningen.
  • 1999. An international experiment on CO2 ocean sequestration. 6 pages.
  • 2002. Study on Development of new CO2 Sending Method for Ocean Storage, COSMOS. 97-101.
  • 2007. Dissolution from a CO2 lake. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. A257-A257.
  • 2004. Initial results from a 4 km ocean CO2 release experiment. Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society.
  • 2005. Processes and diffusion near a liquid CO2 - seawater interface.
  • 2005. Brine release from warm sea ice.
  • 2005. Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean (AIO) interaction studies in Svalbard.
  • 2004. Polar Ocean Climate Processes.
  • 2004. Norwegian Ocean and Climate Project.
  • 2004. Measuring the turbulent boundary layer under Svalbard fjord ice.
  • 2004. Estimating the equilibrium density anomaly from observations in the shelf convection area of Storfjorden.
  • 2004. Dynamics of a CO2-seawater interface at 4000m depth.
  • 2004. Dense-water production and overflow from an Arctic coastal polynya in Storfjorden (Svalbard Archipelago).
  • 2004. Dense-water production and overflow from an Arctic coastal polynya in Storfjorden (Svalbard Archipelago).
  • 2004. Dense shelf waters formed in Storfjorden: On the roles of variability in ice production and hydrographic preconditioning.
  • 2004. Bjerknes activity 8: Ocean carbon cycle and biogeochemistry.
  • 2004. Atmosphere-ice-ocean interaction processes in Kongssfjorden, Svalbard.
  • 2004. Atmosphere-ice-ocean interaction processes in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard.
  • 2003. Vertical mixing in the Greenland Sea.
  • 2003. Mixing of the dense Storfjord plume inferred from Thorpe scale analysis.
  • 2003. Atmosphere Ice Ocean interaction studies in frozen Svarbard fjords.
  • 2001. Carbon transports in the Nordic Seas.
  • 2001. Bjerknes Marie Curie Training Site.
  • 2000. Field observations during formation and evolution of brine-induced shelf water in Storfjorden, Barents Sea.
Academic literature review
  • 2019. The UN decade of ocean science for sustainable development. 1-10.
  • 2019. OceanGliders: A component of the integrated GOOS.
  • 2018. A review of modelling tools for energy and electricity systems with large shares of variable renewables. 440-459.
  • 2013. The role of the Barents Sea in the arctic climate system. 415-449.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

I have been involved in establishing the Energy Lab http://www.uib.no/en/energy

EU project FixO3 - Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network http://www.fixo3.eu/; I contribute as WP leader

EU project AtlantOS - Optimising and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing Systems  https://www.atlantos-h2020.eu/; I contribute to the glider component

Norwegian Research Council project NACO - Norwegian Atlantic Current Observatory http://naco.gfi.uib.no/- a national research infrastructure providing gliders; I am responsible

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOC of UNESCO http://ioc-unesco.org/ - I am currently the elected chair (coordination through Institute of Marine Research)

Research groups