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), ArcticPassion (EU, 2021-2026) and Impetus for Change, I4C (EU, 2022-2027). 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).
- Österblom, H. & Paasche, Ø. (2021). Earth altruism, One earth, Vol 4, 1386-1397 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.09.003
Bakke, J., Paasche, Ø., Schaefer, J.M., & Timmermann, A. (2021). Long-term demise of sub-Antarctic glaciers modulated by the Southern Hemisphere Westerlies, Scientific Reports, 11 (8361), doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87317-5.
- Engeland, K., Aano, A., Steffensen, I., Støren, E., and Paasche, Ø. (2020) New flood frequency estimates for the largest river in Norway based on the combination of short and long time series, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 24(11):5595-5619, doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-5595-2020.
- Stenseth, N.C. Payne, M.R., Bonsdorff, E., Dankel, D.J., Durant, J.M., Anderson, L.G., Armstrong, C.W., Blenckner, T., Brakstad, A., Dupont, S., Eikeset, A.M., Goksøyr, A., Jónsson, S., Kuparinen, A., Våge, K., Österblom, H., and Paasche, Ø. (2020). Attuning to the changing ocean. PNAS, 117 (34) 20363-20371; doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1915352117
- Lane, T. P., Paasche, Ø., Kvisvik, B., Adamson, K. R., Rodés, Á., Patton, H., Gomez, N., Gheorghiu, D., Bakke, J., and Hubbard, A. (2020). Elevation changes of the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet interior during the last deglaciation. Geophysical Research Letters,https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088796