Gunnar Sander
Position: Senior Research Scientist, PhD
Phone: +47 952 18 786
Section: Vann og samfunn
Gunnar Sander holds a MSc in planning from The Norwegian Institute of Technology (1982), an LLM in the law of the sea (2009) and a PhD in social science (2019) from The University of Tromsø. He has worked with impact assessments and environmental assessments throughout his career; the first 15 years, mostly at municipal level, with strategic planning and modelling of land-use, transport and environment as his core area. Corresponding multidisciplinary and multi-level challenges have also been his main interest since he started working with marine issues in 1997 at the Norwegian Polar Institute. There he was involved in building up an integrated monitoring and assessment system for the Norwegian Arctic, and the assess¬ments feeding into the political making of the management plan for the Barents Sea. He also was a seconded national expert to the European Environment Agency, working with the Arctic environment and the “Assessment of assessments” leading up to the World Ocean Assess¬ment. His PhD contains a policy perspective on ecosystem-based ocean management. He has also published on the legal obligations for SEA and EIA in international law and the negotiations on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction in the UN.

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Scientific articles and Bookchapters

  1. Karcher, Denis B.; Cvitanovic, Christopher; van Putten, Ingrid E.; Colvin, Rebecca M.; Armitage, Derek; Aswani, Shankar; Ballesteros, Marta; Ban, Natalie C.; Barragán-Paladines, María José; Bednarek, Angela; Bell, Johann D.; Brooks, Cassandra M.; Daw, Tim M.; de la Cruz-Modino, Raquel; Francis, Tessa B.; Fulton, Elizabeth A.; Hobday, Alistair J.; Holcer, Draško; Hudson, Charlotte; Jennerjahn, Tim C.; Kinney, Aimee; Knol-Kauffman, Maaike; Löf, Marie F.; Lopes, Priscila F.M.; Mackelworth, Peter C.; McQuatters-Gollop, Abigail; Muhl, Ella-Kari; Neihapi, Pita; Pascual-Fernández, José J.; Posner, Stephen M.; Runhaar, Hens; Sainsbury, Keith; Sander, Gunnar; Steenbergen, Dirk J.; Tuda, Paul M.; Whiteman, Elizabeth; Zhang, Jialin; (2022) Lessons from bright-spots for advancing knowledge exchange at the interface of marine science and policy. Journal of Environmental Management ISSN 0301-4797. Vol 314 doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114994
  2. Chen, Wenting; Barton, David Nicholas; Sander, Gunnar; (2022) Coastal-Marine Ecosystem Accounting to Support Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Misiune, Ieva; Depellegrin, Daniel; Vigl, Lukas Egarter; Springer Nature Kapittel Chapter 28. ISBN 978-3-031-01980-7. s361-373
  3. Doelle, Meinhard; Sander, Gunnar; (2020) Next generation environmental assessments in the BBNJ regime? An assessment of the state of the negotiations. The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law ISSN 0927-3522. Vol 35 No3 s498-532 doi: 10.1163/15718085-bja10022
  4. Doelle, Meinhard; Sander, Gunnar; (2020) Next generation environmental assessment in the emerging high seas regime? An evaluation of the state of the negotiations. The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law ISSN 0927-3522. Vol 35 No3 s498-532 doi: 10.1163/15718085-BJA10022
  5. Sander, Gunnar (2019) International Legal Obligations for Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Arctic Ocean. Freestone, David Brill Nijhoff Kapittel Kap 8. ISBN 978-90-04-39169-7. s211-242
  6. Sander, Gunnar (2018) Ecosystem-based management in Canada and Norway: The importance of political leadership and effective decision-making for implementation. Ocean and Coastal Management ISSN 0964-5691. Vol 163 s485-497 doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.08.005
  7. Sander, Gunnar (2018) Against all odds? Implementing a policy for ecosystem-based management of the Barents Sea.. Ocean and Coastal Management ISSN 0964-5691. Vol 157 s111-123 doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.01.020
  8. Sander, Gunnar (2016) International legal obligations for environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment in the Arctic Ocean. The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law ISSN 0927-3522. Vol 31 s88-119 doi: 10.1163/15718085-12341385
  9. Sander, Gunnar; Gille, Johan; Stępień, Adam; Koivurova, Timo; Thomas, Jennie L.; Gascard, Jean-Claude; Justus, Debra; (2015) Changes in Arctic Maritime Transport. Adam, Stępień; Paula, Kankaanpää; Timo, Koivurova; Brill Nijhoff Kapittel Ch 3. ISBN 9789004303171. s81-114
  10. Arbo, Peter; Iversen, Audun; Knol, Maaike; Ringholm, Toril M; Sander, Gunnar; (2012) Arctic futures: conceptualizations and images of a changing Arctic. Polar Geography ISSN 1088-937X. doi: 10.1080/1088937X.2012.724462
  11. Sander, Gunnar (2009) Chapter 1 and 2 in main report (vol 2): Lead Author. Assessment of Assessments Region 1: Arctic Ocean (in vol 3): Author together with Jake Rice. Group of Experts, (AoA) null Kapittel Kapittel. ISBN 978-92-807-29764.
  12. Sander, Gunnar (2009) Multi-sector Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the Arctic Ocean. Bellefontaine, Neil; Linden, Olof; null Kapittel Kapittel. ISBN 978-91-977254-1-5. s163-170
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