Øyvind Paasche has a long-term interest in past and present climate change and dynamics, especially at high latitudes. During later years, he has developed a keen interest in how scientific data are handled, used and understood by stakeholders and policymakers. He is both a Senior Scientist and a Senior Advisor with the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and NORCE Climate. Prior to his present engagement, he was the leader of the Bergen Marine Research Cluster for nearly six years (2011-2016). He has also had several positions with University of the Arctic (UArctic) which included being the Chair of Research.
He has authored and co-authored over 30 studies in international peer-reviewed journals, co-edited the book The New Arctic, published in 2015 by Springer. He has also co-authored a book on how the climate system works called What is Climate? (in Norwegian) as well as being a contributing author to the 4th IPPC report (The Physical Science Basis).
Paasche leads several ongoing projects such as Ocean Outlook (2016-20), Hordaflom (2017-2020), Advanced Climate Education and Research (2018-2021) and is also a member of Seasonal Forecasting Engine (2018-2021). Paasche is part of the team running the well-known summer school Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses (ACDC) and is currently the Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for the international initiative Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS).
- Unsustainable Science (One Earth, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2019)
- Trials, Errors, and Improvements in Coproduction of Climate Services (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 100, 8, 2019)
- Magnetic and geochemical signatures of flood layers in a lake system (Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17, 10, 2016)