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. Joseph AK, Menon NR, Pettersson LH. Harmful algal bloom monitoring using satellite observations. I: Winter School Structure and Functions of Marine Ecosystem. Fisheries CMFRI Lecture Note Series No.12. 2017.

Other Publications


  1. Johannessen J, Hackett B, Svendsen E, Evensen G, Røed LP, Skogen M, mfl. Monitoring the Marine Coastal Zone Environment (MONCOZE). 3rd EuroGOOS Conference: Building the European Capacity in Operational Oceanography, Athens, Greece 3-6 Dec. 2002. 2002;
  2. Johannessen OM, Pettersson LH, Gao Y, Nielsen SP, Borghuis S, Strand P, mfl. Simulation scenarious for potential radioactive spreading in the 21st century from rivers and external sources in the Russian arctic coastal zone - RADARC. Proceedings from the 5th international conference on environmental radioactivity in the arctic and antarctic. St.Petersburg, Russia, 16-20 June 2002. 2002;
  3. Durand D, Pettersson LH, Johannessen OM, Svendsen E, Søiland H, Skogen M. Satellite observation and model prediction of toxic algae bloom. I: Proceedings of the 2nd EuroGOOS International Conference, Rome, 11-13 March, 1999. Elsevier Oceanography Series 66. 2002.
  4. Pozdnyakov D, Lyaskovsky AV, Grassl H, Pettersson LH. Numerical modelling of water colour formation in coastal waters. Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, Russian Academy of Science. 2002;:24-37.