Position: Research Manager
Phone: +47 982 27 747
Section: Ledelse, forskningsfaglig
Dr Sindre Langaas is research manager for the section Water & Society at NIVA since November 2013. Langaas has a broad experience from water and marine environmental issues internationally, in particular from Sweden and the Baltic Sea Region. During a period of more than 20 year he was carried out research and worked on issues connected to eutrophication, organization of water governance and management structures, implementation of EU Water Framework Directive and effective and fair steering of sectors contributing to eutrophication. Langaas has worked knowledge-based for several organisations ranging from UNEP/GRID-Arendal (UN), the Royal Institute of Technology (research), County Administrative Board of Stockholm (authority) to the Federation of Swedish Farmers (interest organization). He has been a key person and project manager in several national and international EU projects, within different thematic areas, such as water management, research, environmental information technology and agri-environmental advisory. Langaas has also represented the UN within the Helsinki Commission for the Baltic Sea region and COPA-COGECA (EU’s farmer organisations) in the review process of the revised EU water policy; Blueprint to safeguard Europe's waters . He has published around 20 peer reviewed scientific papers, numerous other publications, co-edited a book on the role and use of environmental information in transboundary water management, hosted several conferences and been invited as key speaker to several others. Langaas defended his PhD in Geography in 1995 at University of Oslo. This dealt with methods and application of weather satellite data for detection and quantification of savanna bushfires in West-Africa.
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