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. Pettersson LH, Durand D, Noji T, Søiland H, Svendsen E, Groom S, mfl. Satellite observations and forecasting can mitigate effects of toxic algae blooms. Proceedings of the 88th ICES Annual Science Conference, Brügge, Belgium, Int. Council for the Exploration of the Sea, ICES CM 2000/0:7, 2pp. 2000;
  2. Aure J, Danielsen DS, Skogen M, Svendsen E, Soiland H, Pettersson LH. Environmental conditions during teh Chatonella Bloom in the North Sea and Skagerak in May 1998. Proceedings from 9th Conference on Harmful Algae (HAB2000), Hobart, Tasmania, 7-11 February, 2000. 2000;
  3. Pettersson LH, Sandven S, Dalen Ø, Melentyev VV, Babich N. Satellite radar ice monitoring for navigation of a tanker convoy in the Kara Sea. Referee proceedings of the 10th international Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE-2000) May 28 -june 2 2000. 2000;1:691-697.
  4. Durand D, Pettersson LH, Skogen M, Svendsen E, Søiland H. Monitoring of the Chattonella bloom in the North Sea and the Skagerrak in May 1998. Proceeding of the25th EGS General Assembly, Nice, France, European Geophysical Society (on CD-rom) April 25-29, 2000. 2000;
  5. Pozdnyakov D, Lyaskovsky AV, Shuchman AV, Tanis F, Pettersson LH. Transspectral Effects: Implications for improvement of retrieval of inland and marine coastal water quality parameters from remote sensing data. Proceedings of 28th Int. Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment, Cape Town, South Africa, March 27-31 2000. 2000;
  6. Johannessen OM, Sandven S, Pettersson LH. Development of ice monitoring and forecasting in European Arctic. Proceedings from General Assembly EGS, Nice, France, April 25-29 2000. 2000;
  7. Pettersson LH, Sandven S, Dalen Ø, Melentyev VV, Babich N, Hamre T. Satellite ice monitoring for navigation of an ice-going tanker in the Kara Sea. Paper presented at EurOCEAN 2000, The European Conference on Marine Science and Ocean Technology, Hamburg, Germany Aug 29.-Sep 2. 2000. 2000;