Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography; Bachelor of Commerce, Management, and Project Management. Senior scientist, Director of Centre for Ocean and Ice at Danish Meteorological Institute 1998-2013, Head of Oceanographic Department, Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography 1990-98, Head of Fisheries Department and Deputy Director General at Greenland Fisheries Research Institute during 1982-90.
Danish representative in EuroGOOS since 1995. Member of EuroGOOS Board 1999-2003 and since 2008; chair since 2013. Chair of EuroGOOS Baltic Operational Oceanographic System (BOOS) 1998-2009. Danish IOC delegate 2007-2013. Chair of Nordic Councils ”Expert group on ocean climate research”. Nordic representative in the Intergovernmental WOCE panel under IOC. Danish representative in ICES Hydrography Committee 1984 -1998. Member of ICES W.G. on Oceanic Hydrography and chair for a 6-year period 1991-96. Initiator, coordinator or WP-leader of a number of research projects with relation to marine climate and operational oceanography. Great experience in oceanographic data collection, analysis and presentation.