Lasse H. Pettersson

Job Position: 
Research Coordinator/Senior Researcher
+47 932 23 563
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Research interests

Physical oceanographer with main research expertise within monitoring of harmful algae blooms, waters quality and marine ecosystem studies. Has lead the initiation and development of the operational research and applications of ocean colour satellite EO data for monitoring of algae blooms and water quality in coastal and marine waters.

Interest in capacity building through supervision of international students and organizing international research schools in Norway and abroad for PhD and Post-docs.

Chairman of the board of Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) in Cochin, India.


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Peer Review Publications and Books

66 total publications.


  1. Melentyev VV, Chernook VI, Pettersson LH. Integrated satellite airborne technology for monitoring ice cover parameters and ice-associated forms of seals in the Arctic. I: Integrated technologies for environmental monitoring and information products. NATO science series, Earth and Environmental Sciences. 2003. p. 211-226.



  1. Johannessen OM, Pettersson LH, Bjørgo E, Espedal H, Evensen G, Hamre T, mfl. A review of the possible applications of satellite earth observation data within EuroGOOS. I: Operational Oceanography, The challenge for European co-operation, proceed. of the First Int. Conference on EuroGOOS 7. - 11. Oct. 1996,The Hague, The Netherlands. Elsevier Oceanogra. 1997. p. 192-205.
  2. Johannessen OM, Pettersson LH, Bobylev L, Neelov IV, Kuraev AV, Volkov AV, mfl. The ecological situation in the North-Western Russia. I: Ecological problems in the North-Western Russia, the ways and means of improvements (Russian). 1997.
  3. Johannessen OM, Pettersson LH, Bobylev L, Neelov IA, Kouraev AAV, Shuchman RA, mfl. Developments Toward a Risk Management Tool for Simulations of Marine Transport of Radioactivity in the Oceans - a Case Study from the Kara Sea. I: Field Screening Europe, proceedings of the First International Conference on Strategies and Techniques for the Investigation and Monitoring of Contaminated Sites. 1997.

Other Publications


  1. Korosov A, Pozdnyakov D, Pettersson LH, Grassl H. Synergistic Remote Sensing of harmful algal blooms in the Baltic sea. the Fifth All-Russian Conference “Present-day Problems of Remote Sensing of the Earth from Space”. 2007;
  2. Petrat L, Lutz, Pettersson LH, Mumby P, Gaspar P. Space for UNCBD and the DUE biodiversity project. Envisat Symposium 2007, Montreux, Switzerland, April 23-27, 2007. 2007;
  3. Pettersson LH. Integrated monitoring and forecasting of harmful algae blooms in Norwegian coastal waters. Proceedings from 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. June 25 - 29, 2007 San José, Costa Rica. 2007;
  4. Korosov A, Pettersson LH, Pozdnyakov D. Near Real-Time Algal Bloom and Water Quality Monitoring Services for the North Sea. (CD-ROM). the 3rd International Conference “The Earth from space: the most effective solutions”. 2007;
  5. Johannessen J, Hackett B, Svendsen E, Søiland H, Røed LP, Winther N, mfl. Operational oceanography challenges and potential. I: The Norwegian Coastal Current oceanography and climate. Chapter 11. 2007.
  6. Petrat L, Lutz, Pettersson LH, Mumby P, Gaspar P. The use of earth observation data for monitoring biodiversity in Central America and the Caribbean. 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. June 25 - 29, 2007 San José, Costa Rica. 2007;