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Karen Edelvang


Work history
DTU AQUA Head of section of Oceanography and Arctic 2017-date
DTU AQUA Head of Arctic section 2016-2017
GEUS Head of department 2008-2015
DHI Head of research 2004-2008
DHI Senior researcher 1996-2004
Institute of Geography (KU) PhD student 1991-1995

Competence profile
I have a scientific background in physical geography with focus on hydrography and sediment transport. I have worked with numerical modelling, environmental impact assessment and large infrastructure projects (bridges, offshore windfarms).
The past 11 years I have worked with leadership in scientific environments. I have been participating in a number of advisory boards and scientific committees in EU, NORFORSK and the Danish strategic research counsel.
As head of department in a national research institution I have worked with services to ministries and public agencies, and my recent focus has been on Arctic research, effects of climate change, glaciology and marine geology and habitat mapping.