Professor, University of Bergen and Director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
Tore Furevik is a professor in physical oceanography at the University of Bergen and director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. The centre has more than 200 scientists working on past, present and future aspects of climate, combining fieldwork, theoretical studies and numerical modelling. In 2018, Bjerknes scientists contributed to more than 250 peer review publications, about half of these on Arctic climate. Furevik’s own research focus has been on climate modelling, air-sea-ice interactions, and large-scale variability in the atmosphere and ocean. He initiated and coordinated the Norwegian research school in climate dynamics running from 2009 to 2017, and also several US-Norway and China-Norway partnership programs. He has given more than 100 public lectures and appeared close to 500 times in national and international media.