Øyvind Paasche is the Head of the Climate Dynamics Department at NORCE. He has a long-term interest in past, present and future climate change and dynamics, especially at high latitudes. During later years, he has developed a keen interest in how scientific data is handled, used and understood by stakeholders and policymakers.
Paasche is also the Head of Innovation at Climate Futures as well as a and Senior Scientist affiliated with the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. He has authored and co-authored 40 studies in international peer-reviewed journals; co-edited the book The New Arctic, published in 2015 by Springer; co-authored a book on how the climate system works called What is Climate? (in Norwegian) together with Erik Kolstad; a contributing author to the 4th IPPC report (The Physical Science Basis).
Paasche has led several projects including Ocean Outlook (2016-20), Hordaflom (2017-2021), and Advanced Climate Education and Research (2018-2022) and was a member of Seasonal Forecasting Engine (2018-2021). Ongoing projects include the new research-driven innovation centre, Climate Futures (2020-2028) and ArcticPassion (2021-2026). 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 large 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)