Today's rapid changes, such as warmer waters entering the Arctic Ocean, make it important to obtain information about natural variations in ocean currents and sea ice in the sensitive Polar region. The sea ice cover and water temperatures have changed quickly in recent years. Knowing the past sea conditions is necessary for establishing natural reference values in order to better understand the causes and consequences of current changes.
Katrine Husum Ph.D.
Senior research scientist, arctic paleoceanography (professor level)
Scientific research department at the Norwegian Polar Institute
Scientific interests: Plio - Pleistocene and Holocene palaeoceanography and palaeoclimate in high latitude and Arctic regions; Natural and anthropogenic environmental changes in the Arctic; Developing and calibrating proxies for palaeoceanography and modern environmental monitoring