Project team


Project info

Meet the project team

MARCIS is a collaborative research project between research institutes and industrial partners. The project also works closely with stakeholders from management authorities, non-governmental organisations and other interest groups.

Project management

Tone Kristin Reiertsen (NINA)

Project leader and co-leader WP 4 

Ecologist with focus on seabird’s life-history, demography and population dynamic, and the impact of climate and anthropogenic activity.

Per Fauchald (NINA)

Leader WP 1

Marine ecologist working with ecosystem-based management and sustainability science.

Arnaud Tarroux (NINA)

Co-leader WP 1

Quantitative ecologist with a focus on animal movement ecology (foraging, migration, habitat use, movement modelling), particularly in seabirds.

Roel May (NINA)

Leader WP 2

Spatial ecologist with a research interest within the interface between science and conservation; and centred on impacts and mitigation of renewable energy on wildlife as well as sustainable landscapes.

Anna Nilsson (NINA)

Co-leader WP 2

Focus on research questions related to avian ecology, primarily environmental and anthropogenic effects on birds, and have a special interest in variation in bird migration strategies.

Signe Christensen-Dalsgaard (NINA)

Leader WP 3

Seabird ecologist with a background in movement ecology, marine spatial management and impact of anthropogenic activities on seabirds.

Elizabeth Masden (UHI)

Leader WP 3

Ecologist focusing on the impacts of anthropogenic activities on bird populations. Interests include the use of biotelemetry to record avian behaviour and movement patterns

Tone Kristin Reiertsen (NINA)

Leader WP 4 and Project leader

Ecologist with focus on seabird’s life-history, demography and population dynamic, and the impact of climate and anthropogenic activity.

Kate Layton-Matthews (NINA)

Co-leader WP 4

Statistical ecologist with a focus on population ecology, working mostly with migratory birds

Nina Dehnhard (NINA)

Leader WP 5

Seabird ecologist with a focus on spatial habitat use and foraging ecology.

Frank Hanssen (NINA)

Co-leader WP 5

Geospatial data scientist with a research interest in GIS, remote sensing and development of participatory spatial planning and decision-support tools.

Sveinn Are Hansen (NINA)

Leader WP 6

Seabird ecologist with a background in general seabird ecology, seabird distribution and behavioral ecology. 

Tessa Bargmann (NINA)

Co-leader WP 6

Landscape ecologist with a background in conservation biology and management.

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)


Tonje Waterloo Rogstad

Coordinator for the MARCIS project in Equinor

Ecotoxicologist with 15 years of industrial work experience, lately primarily on ecosystem knowledge basis development and environmental risk assessment tools.

Arne Myhrvold

Steering committee and WP 6

Marine biologist and Senior Advisor for Sustainability with extensive experience from more than 20 years in Equinor. Has supported projects assessing environmental challenges and mitigating measures to reduce potential environmental impacts in Norway and abroad.

Kari Mette Murvoll

WP 2

Ecotoxicologist with more than 20 years experience related to environmental topics in governmental administration, research and in industry: primarily oil and gas business.

Endre Aas

Leading engineer in Equinor working with environmental risk and oil spill response across the company.  Background in ecotoxicology research and consultancy.

Anne-Laure Szymanski

WP 2

Environmental engineer working with environmental risk and oil spill response.

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)

Francis Daunt

Animal population ecologist and Group Leader of the Coastal Seas Ecology Group at CEH leading the long term study of seabird populations on the Isle of May. His research aims to link ecology, life history variation and demography to understand the drivers of change in seabird populations.

Kate Searle

Ecological modeller working on understanding the consequences of offshore renewable energy developments on seabird behaviour and populations, as well as how extrinsic and intrinsic processes drive the distribution, abundance and population dynamics of seabird species.

Charlotte Regan

Animal population ecologist focused on understanding the effects of environmental change on individual behaviour and fitness, and consequently on population dynamics.

Total Energies

Grethe Kjeilen-Eilertsen

Microbiologist with over 20 years of experience working with assessing environmental impacts of offshore oil and gas and more recently offshore renewables activities. Has the last 10 years worked for TotalEnergies RD on environmental and decarbonization topics.

Jean-Marie Libre

Camille Le Guen

Ecologist working in the R&D Biodiversity team at TotalEnergies with focus on mitigating the impacts of energy development projects on biodiversity.

Mainstream Renewable Power

Karen Brinchmann

Marine biologist employed with Aker Offshore Wind as an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Specialist. Karen will act as representative from Aker Offshore Wind in the project and contribute with inputs in an industry perspective.

RWE Renewables

Mads Arild Vedøy

Norwegian Offshore Wind

Christopher Harman

Innovation Manager. Environmental chemist and ecotoxicologist, with a background in research management and administration from the institute sector. 

Arvid Nesse

Norwegian Polar Institute

Hallvard Strøm

Arctic Coordinator SEAPOP

Seabird ecologist focusing on population dynamics, demography, at-sea distribution and ecotoxicology. Strøm is the Arctic coordinator of SEAPOP and leads the seabird tracking program SEATRACK.

Visiting researchers

Kevin Hodges

Researcher in weather systems, their representation in numerical weather prediction and climate models and how they may change in the future. The assessment of weather impacts and how they may change in the future, in particular ecological impacts.

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

NINA is an independent foundation for nature research and research on the interaction between human society, natural resources and biodiversity.
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