Dr. Jan Even Øie Nilsen, male, born 1969, is a physical oceanographer whose research concerns climatic processes in the Atlantic, Nordic, and Arctic Seas, including sea level rise. He has been working as a research scientist at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Bergen, Norway, since May 2002. Nilsen is also part of the Bjerknes Centre of Climate Research (BCCR) in Bergen, one of the Norwegian Research Council's "Centres of Excellence" (CoE).

Nilsen is co-PI for the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) collaborative programme on sea level and climate change, working to strengthen the communication and cooperation between science, coastal engineering, social science and governance. He has been author of several reports concerning sea level change (SLC) and relevance for society, and he is a contact point for NERSC and on national level towards governmental agencies and municipalities in Norway, regarding SLC.

Nilsen is the project leader of BCCR's project on "NoRthern European and Arctic Sea lEvel" (iNcREASE). Earlier Nilsen was the project leader of the project "Changes in the past, present, and future sea level on the coast of Norway" funded by the City of Bergen (2009-2012), and the project leader for "Sea level change and ice sheet dynamics" (SEALEV) at the Centre for climate dynamics (SKD) at the Bjerknes Centre. Nilsen participated in providing the official projections of 21st century sea level changes for Norway in 2015.

Nilsen received his Dr.Scient. degree in physical oceanography, on the hydrography and dynamics of the Atlantic Water flow through the Norwegian Sea, from the Geophysical Institute (GFI), University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, in 2003.

Selected Publications

Simpson, M.J.R., J.E.Ø. Nilsen, O.R. Ravndal, K. Breili, H. Sande, H.P. Kierulf, H. Steffen, E. Jansen, M. Carson and O. Vestøl (2015). Sea Level Change for Norway: Past and Present Observations and Projections to 2100. Norwegian Centre for Climate Services report 1/2015, ISSN 2387-3027, Oslo, Norway. 155 pp. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2224.9440. (PDF)

Eldevik, T. and J.E.Ø. Nilsen (2013). The Arctic-Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation. Journal of Climate, 26(21), 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00305.1.

Nilsen, J.E.Ø., K. Larsen, K. Harvold, V. Martens, T. Rauken and J. Taylor. (2013). Kulturminner og havnivåstigning (Cultural Heritage and Sea Level Rise). CIENS-rapport 1-2013, Oslo, Norway. 52 pp. (PDF, including a short synopsis in english.)

Nilsen, J.E.Ø., H. Drange, K. Richter, E. Jansen, A. Nesje (2012). Endringer i fortidens, dagens og framtidens havnivå med spesielt fokus på vestlandskysten ("Changes in the past, present, and future sea level on the coast of Norway"). NERSC Special Report 89, Bergen, Norway. 48 pp. (In english and norwegian.)

Richter, K., J.E.Ø. Nilsen, H. Drange (2012). Contributions to sea level variability along the Norwegian coast for 1960-2010. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C05038, doi:10.1029/2009JC007826.

Eldevik, T., J.E.Ø. Nilsen, D. Iovino, K.A. Olsson, A.B. Sandø and H. Drange (2009). Observed sources and variability of Nordic Seas overflow. Nature Geoscience, 2 (6), p 371-446, doi:10.1038/ngeo518.
Please refer to the internet version of this CV for downloading of the publications. Reprints can also be mailed on request.

Jan Even Øie Nilsen
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