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My background is broadly in environmental governance, with most of my work on integrated coastal governance and place-based climate adaptation. Im most interested in how science and other knowledge systems are used to support decisions and action in institutions. A key question Im concerned with is how people come to understand climate variability and change, in order to live with it?

My research is interdisciplinary, bringing together concepts and methods from natural resource management and environmental science, institutional theory, philosophy of science, anthropology and science and technology studies. I work a lot on practical approaches for co-producing actionable knowledge with different groups of people, especially guided by ideas of ‘post-normal science’. I also like to experiment with approaches to ‘citizen science’.

Im currently project leader of the ERC Starting Grant CALENDARS project.

For more on my current research interests see this recent interview 

And for more on the completed TRACKS climate adaptation project in Bangladesh

For the past five years I have been using film as a research method and means of dissemination. See e.g.:

‘Aquaculture: Whose sustainability?’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB6BWv5jPyc(Nov 2012)

European seafood consumer preferences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxmm8PVRkUo(March 2012)

Films about climate in Sylhet, Bangladesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC7T6BVJcMc&t=2s (from February 2016)

I think it is important to have research discussed in the public sphere, publishing various articles in newspapers and trade journals.

Im regularly invited to give guest lectures based on my climate adaptation research in various courses at the University of Bergen and local instsitutions like the Norwegian School of Economics.

I've planned special PhD courses, like the Future Earth ‘Interdisciplinary PhD course in Marine Sustainability’ in 2017, and I'm currently co-organising a PhD course on 'Co-producing climate adaptation research', in October 2019.

Peer-reviewed scientific publications:

Bremer, S., Mahfujul Haque, M., Bin Aziz, S. & Kvamme, S. (2019) 'My new routine': Assessing the impact of citizen science on climate adaptation in Banagladesh. Environmental Science and Policy 94: 245 - 257

Bremer, S., Wardekker, A., Dessai, S., Sobolowski, S., Slaattelid, R. & van der Sluijs, J. (2019) Toward a multi-facted conception of co-production of climate services. Climate Services 13: 42-50

Mayer, S., Bremer, S. & Sobolowski, S. (2018) With quickly advancing climate services in Norway a need for robust quality control and evaluation framework is evolving. Meeting Report in EOS: Earth and Space Science(In press).

Bremer, S., Stiller-Reeve, M., Blanchard, A., Mamnun, N., Naznin, Z. & Kaiser, M. (2018) Co-producing ‘post-normal’ climate knowledge with communities in northeast Bangladesh. Weather, Climate and Society 10: 259-268

Bashar, M. A, Stiller-Reeve, M. A., Islam, A.K.M.S. & Bremer, S. (2017) Assessing climatic trends of extreme rainfall indices over northeast Bangladesh. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. In Press

Bremer, S., & Meisch, S. (2017). Co-production in climate change research: reviewing different perspectives. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 8(6): 1-22

Bremer, S., Blanchard, A., Mamnun, N., Stiller-Reeve, M., Haque, M. M. & Tvinnereim, E. (2017) Narrative as a method for eliciting tacit knowledge of climate variability in Bangladesh. Weather, Climate and Society. 9(4), 669-686

Bremer, S (2017) Have we given up too much? On yielding climate representation to experts. Futures,91: 72-75

Haque, M. M., Bremer, S., Aziz, S. B. & van der Sluijs, J. P. (2017) A critical assessment of knowledge quality for climate adaptation in Sylhet Division, Bangladesh. Climate Risk Management, 16, 43 - 58

Haugen, A. S., Bremer, S. & Kaiser, M. (2017) Weaknesses in the ethical framework of aquaculture related standards. Marine Policy,75, 11-18

Bremer, S. & Kaiser, M. (2016) Sustainable aquaculture governance: challenges to participatory standard setting, In. I. A. S. Olsson, S. M. Araujo & M. F. Vieira (eds.) Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture(pp. 133-138). Wageningen Academic Publishers: Wageningen

Bremer, S., Haque, M. M., Haugen, A. S. & Kaiser, M. (2016) Inclusive governance of aquaculture value-chains: Co-producing sustainability standards for Bangladeshi shrimp and prawns. Ocean and Coastal Management, 131, 13-24

Bremer, S. & Funtowicz, S. (2015) Negotiating a place for sustainability science: Narratives from the Waikaraka Estuary in New Zealand. Environmental Science and Policy53(Part A), 47-59

Bremer, S., Blanchard, A. & Kaiser, M. (2015) Challenges to Evaluating Coastal Management in the Twenty-First Century: Lessons from the Lofoten Archipelago, In. J. Baztan, O. Chouinard, B. Jorgensen, P. Tett, JP. Vanderlinden & L. Vasseur (eds.) Coastal Zones: Solutions for the 21stCentury(pp. 253-272) Elsevier: Amsterdam

Bremer, S., Millar, K., Wright, N. & Kaiser, M. (2015) Responsible techno-innovation in aquaculture: Employing ethical engagement to explore attitudes to GM salmon in Northern Europe. Aquaculture437(1), 370-381

Blanchard, A. & Bremer, S. (2015) Climate change and agri-cultural knowledge: Bangladesh through a mirror and a magnifying glass, In. D. E. Dumitras, I. M. Jitea & S. Aerts (Eds.) ‘Know your food: Food ethics and innovation’. (pp. 387-393) Wageningen Academic Publishers: Wageningen

Bremer, S. (2014) ‘No right to rubbish’: Mobilising post-normal science for planning Gisborne’s wastewater outfall. Marine Policy46, 22-30

Bremer, S. (2013). Mobilising high-quality knowledge through dialogic environmental governance: a comparison of approaches and their institutional settings. International Journal for Sustainable Development. 16(1/2), 66-90

Bremer, S., & Glavovic, B. C. (2013). Exploring the science-policy interface for Integrated Coastal Management in New Zealand. Ocean & Coastal Management84, 107-118

Bremer, S. & Glavovic B. (2013) Mobilising knowledge for coastal governance: re-framing the science-policy interface for Integrated Coastal Management. Coastal Management 41(1), 39-56

Bremer, S., Haugen, A. S. & Kaiser, M. (2013) Whose sustainability counts? Engaging with debates on the sustainability of Bangladeshi shrimp. In. H. Rocklinsberg and P. Sandin (Eds.) The ethics of consumption: The citizen, the market and the law(pp. 313-320). Wageningen: Wageningen University Press

Bremer, S., Johansen, J. C., Øyen, S. A., Kaiser, M. & Haugen, A. S (2013) Mapping the Ethical Terrain of Chinese Aquaculture: Exploring sustainable aquaculture trade in a global context. In. C. Brautaset and C. Dent (eds.) The Great Diversity: Trajectories of Asian Development(pp. 173-190). Wageningen: Wageningen University Press

Bremer, S., Pakki Reddy, G., & Millar, K. (2013) Bioscience and Innovation Research: Examining the GM Animals Case with Indian Researchers Using the Ethical Matrix. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 15(2) 1-17

Bremer, S. (2012). Framing a ‘post-normal’ science-policy interface for Integrated Coastal Zone Management. In: E. Moksness, E. Dahl, and J. Støttrup (Eds.) Global Challenges in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (pp. 179-191).  Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell

Blanchard, A. & Bremer, S. (2012). Reflexively mapping the science-policy interface for coastal zones. In: E. Moksness, E. Dahl, and J. Støttrup (Eds.) Global Challenges in Integrated Coastal Zone Management(pp. 206-217).  Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell

Bremer, S. Haugen, A. S. & Kaiser, M. (2012). Mapping core values and ethical principles for livelihoods in Asia.  In. T. Potthast & S. Meisch (Eds.) Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Ethical Perspectives on Land-use and Food Production(Pp. 419-424). Wageningen: Wageningen University Press

Van den Belt, M., Forgie, V., Bremer S., McDonald, G., Lennox, J., Montes de Oca, O., Joy, M., (2010). Modelling tools for adaptive integrated assessment: a case study of New Zealand regional authorities. Research Monograph Series – No. 17. Palmerston North: EERNZ

Bremer, S. (2009). Evaluating the State of New Zealand’s Coastal Management: Application of Integrated Coastal Management Indicators at National and Local Scale. Research Monograph Series – No. 16. Palmerston North: EERNZ. ISBN 978-0-9582949-3-5. ISSN 1176-7251 (print). ISSN 1179-1179 (online)

  • Bremer, Scott; Haque, M. Mahfuzul; Aziz, Saifullah Bin; Kvamme, S. 2019. ‘My new routine’: Assessing the impact of citizen science on climate adaptation in Bangladesh. Environmental Science and Policy. 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.12.029
  • Bremer, Scott; Wardekker, Arjan; Dessai, Suraje; Sobolowski, Stefan Pieter; Slaattelid, Rasmus Tore; van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. 2019. Toward a multi-faceted conception of co-production of climate services. Climate Services. 13: 42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.cliser.2019.01.003
  • Bremer, Scott; van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. 2019. Initial Guidance Framework for Knowledge Quality Assessment in CoCliServ (CoCliServ D5.1). University of Bergen, Bergen. 42 sider.
  • Bremer, Scott; Stiller-Reeve, Mathew Alexander; Bremer, Anne; Mamnun, Nabir; Naznin, Zakia; Kaiser, Matthias. 2018. Co-producing "post-normal" climate knowledge with communities in northeast Bangladesh. Weather, Climate, and Society. 10: 259-268. doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0033.1
  • Mayer, Stephanie; Bremer, Scott; Sobolowski, Stefan Pieter. 2018. An Evolving Framework for Advancing Climate Services in Norway. EOS. 99. Publisert 2018-06-11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO100269
  • Basher, Md. Abul; Stiller-Reeve, Mathew Alexander; Islam, A. K. M. Saiful; Bremer, Scott. 2017. Assessing climatic trends of extreme rainfall indices over northeast Bangladesh. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s00704-017-2285-4
  • Bremer, Scott; Bremer, Anne; Mamnun, Nabir; Stiller-Reeve, Mathew Alexander; Haque, Md. Mahfujul; Tvinnereim, Endre. 2017. Narrative as a method for eliciting tacit knowledge of climate variability in Bangladesh. Weather, Climate, and Society. 9: 669-686. doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0007.1
  • Bremer, Scott; Meisch, Simon. 2017. Co-production in climate change research: reviewing different perspectives. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. 8. doi: 10.1002/wcc.482
  • Haque, Mohammad Mahfujul; Bremer, Scott; Aziz, Saifullah Bin; van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. 2017. A critical assessment of knowledge quality for climate adaptation in Sylhet Division, Bangladesh. Climate Risk Management. 16: 43-58. doi: 10.1016/j.crm.2016.12.002
  • Bremer, Scott; Haque, Mohammad Mahfujul; Haugen, Arne Sveinson; Kaiser, Matthias. 2016. Inclusive governance of aquaculture value-chains: Co-producing sustainability standards for Bangladeshi shrimp and prawns. Ocean and Coastal Management. 131: 13-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.07.009
  • Bremer, Scott; Kaiser, Matthias. 2016. Sustainable aquaculture governance: challenges to participatory standard setting. 19, sider 133-138. I:
    • Olsson, I. Anna S.; Araújo, Sofia M.; Vieira, M. Fátima. 2016. Food Futures. Ethics, Science & Culture. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 618 sider. ISBN: 978-90-8686-288-7.
  • Haugen, Arne Sveinson; Bremer, Scott; Kaiser, Matthias. 2016. Weaknesses in the ethical framework of aquaculture related standards. Marine Policy. 75: 11-18. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.10.011
  • Blanchard, Anne; Bremer, Scott. 2015. Climate change and agri-cultural knowledge: Bangladesh through a mirror and magnifying glass. Section 12, sider 387-393. I:
    • Dumitras, Diana Elena; Jitea, Ionel Mugurel; Aerts, Stef. 2015. Know your food. Food ethics and innovation. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 434 sider. ISBN: 978-90-8686-264-1.
  • Bremer, Scott; Blanchard, Anne; Kaiser, Matthias. 2015. Challenges to Evaluating Coastal Management in the Twenty-First Century: Lessons from the Lofoten Archipelago. 14, sider 253-272. I:
    • Baztan, Juan; Chouinard, Omer; Jorgensen, Bethany; Tett, Paul; Vanderlinden, Jean-Paul; Vasseur, Liette. 2015. Coastal Zones: Solutions for the 21st Century. Elsevier. 351 sider. ISBN: 978-0-12-802748-6.
  • Bremer, Scott; Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar. 2015. Negotiating a place for sustainability science: Narratives from the Waikaraka Estuary in New Zealand. Environmental Science and Policy. 53: 47-59. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2014.11.006
  • Bremer, Scott; Millar, Kate; Wright, Nick; Kaiser, Matthias. 2015. Responsible techno-innovation in aquaculture: Employing ethical engagement to explore attitudes to GM salmon in Northern Europe. Aquaculture. 437: 370-381. doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.12.031
  • Bremer, Scott. 2014. 'No right to rubbish': Mobilising post-normal science for planning Gisborne's wastewater outfall. Marine Policy. 46: 22-30. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.01.001
  • Blanchard, Anne; Bremer, Scott. 2013. Reflexively Mapping the Science-Policy Interface for Coastal Zones. Chapter 16, sider 206-217. I:
    • Moksness, Erlend; Dahl, Einar; Støttrup, Josianne. 2013. Global challenges in integrated coastal zone management. Wiley-Blackwell. 247 sider. ISBN: 978-0-470-65756-0.
  • Bremer, Scott. 2013. Mobilising high-quality knowledge through dialogic environmental governance: a comparison of approaches and their institutional settings. International Journal of Sustainable Development. 16: 66-90. doi: 10.1504/IJSD.2013.053791
  • Bremer, Scott. 2013. Framing a 'Post-Normal' Science-Policy Interface for Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Chapter 14, sider 179-191. I:
    • Moksness, Erlend; Dahl, Einar; Støttrup, Josianne. 2013. Global challenges in integrated coastal zone management. Wiley-Blackwell. 247 sider. ISBN: 978-0-470-65756-0.
  • Bremer, Scott; Glavovic, Bruce. 2013. Mobilising knowledge for coastal governance: re-framing the science-policy interface for integrated coastal management. Coastal Management. 41. doi: 10.1080/08920753.2012.749751
  • Bremer, Scott; Glavovic, Bruce. 2013. Exploring the science-policy interface for Integrated Coastal Management in New Zealand. Ocean and Coastal Management. 84: 107-118. doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.08.008
  • Bremer, Scott; Haugen, Arne Sveinson; Kaiser, Matthias. 2013. Whose sustainability counts? Engaging with debates on the sustainability of Bangladeshi shrimp. Section 7, sider 313-320. I:
    • Röcklinsberg, Helena; Sandin, Per. 2013. The ethics of consumption. The citizen, the market and the law. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 537 sider. ISBN: 978-90-8686-231-3.
  • Bremer, Scott; Johansen, Janne Cecilie; Øyen, Simen Andersen; Kaiser, Matthias; Haugen, Arne Sveinson. 2013. Mapping the ethical terrain of Chinese aquaculture. Chapter 10, sider 173-190. I:
    • Brautaset, Camilla; Dent, Christopher M. 2013. The Great Diversity: Trajectories of Asian Development. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 239 sider. ISBN: 978-90-8686-233-7.
  • Bremer, Scott; Millar, Kate; Pakki Reddy, G. J. 2013. Bioscience and Innovation Research: Examining the GM Animals Case with Indian Researchers Using the Ethical Matrix. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review. 15: 1-17.
  • Bremer, Scott; Haugen, Arne Sveinson; Kaiser, Matthias. 2012. Mapping core values and ethical principles for livelihoods in Asia. Section 15, sider 419-424. I:
    • Potthast, Thomas; Meisch, Simon. 2012. Climate change and sustainable development. Ethical perspectives on land use and food production. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 526 sider. ISBN: 978-90-8686-197-2.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy: Massey University New Zealand; "Exploring a 'post-normal' science-policy interface for Integrated Coastal Management"
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Public Policy: University of Victoria, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (Hons.): Massey University, New Zealand

Since working as a researcher at the University of Bergen, I have worked on the following research projects

  • EU 7th Framework SPICOSA Project; Science and Policy Integration for Coastal System Assessment: 2007-2011
  • EU 7th Framework PEGASUS Project; Public Perception of Genetically Modified Animals - Science, Utility and Society: 2010-2011
  • EU 7th Framework SEAT Project; Sustaining Ethical Aquaculture Trade: 2011-2013
  • NFR-funded 'TRACKS' project; Transforming Climate Knowledge with and for Society: 2014 - 2017
  • NFR-funded UC4A project; 'Understanding Cultural Conditions of Climate Change Adaptation: 2015 - 2017 
  • JPI ERA4CS-funded CoCliServ Project; 'Co-development of place-based climate services for action': 2017 - 2020
  • ERC Starting Grant Project 'CALENDARS'; Co-production of seasonal representations for adaptive institutions: 2019 - 2023