Annette Samuelsen

Job Position: 
Research Leader/Senior Researcher
Research Group: 
+47 932 38 202

Academic Degree:

Doctor in Coupled physical-biological oceanography, Florida State University, 2005
Annette Samuelsen

Research interests

My main interest is the use of coupled physical-biological models to study the interaction between physical ocean processes and the marine ecosystem on lower trophic levels.  Examples of such interactions are exchange between the coastal and open ocean ecosystem through cross-shelf transport, influence of climate variability on the timing and magnitude of the spring bloom, and how eddies and fronts influence the plankton distribution.  Models are useful for studying these problems because they provide understanding of the 3-dimentional dynamics involved. Currently I am working on the NFR-funded project AcuSat.  In this project acoustic measurements, satellite observations, and modeling studies are combined to get a better understanding of how eddies influence biological production in the ocean.  A high-resolution model is employed here to properly resolve the mesoscale dynamics.  In addition I am involved in the large European project MyOcean where we are implementing of an operational ocean forecasting system for the Arctic.

Peer Review Publications and Books

32 total publications.


  1. Simoncelli S, Masina S, Axell L, Liu Y, Salon S, Bertino L, et al. MYOCEAN REGIONAL REANALYSES:OVERVIEW OF REANALYSES SYSTEMS AND MAIN RESULTS. In: MERCATOR OCEAN JOURNAL NO 54: Main outcomes of the Myocean2 and Myocean follow-on projects. 2016.
  2. von Schuckmann K, Traon P-YL, Alvarez-Fanjul E, Axell L, Balmaseda M, Breivik L-A, et al. The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service Ocean State Report. Journal of operational oceanography. Publisher: The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology. 2016;9(2).