“I really enjoy leading StormGeo’s research team. The team has such a broad span of expertise, from PhD’s in meteorology, oceanography, physics and math to information science and deep learning.”
Nina joined the team as StormGeo’s first oceanographer in 2007, specializing in numerical modeling of ocean currents and waves. With an academic background as a researcher at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Nina came on board to put her scientific expertise into practice.
Nina helped pioneer the development of StormGeo’s Response Forecasting, which combines state-of-the-art technologies from meteorology and hydrodynamics to forecast weather-influenced motions in offshore floating units. Nina’s research has provided decision support to customers in offshore operations, helping them to increase uptime and safeguard operations.
Nina has a focus on developing innovative services through direct client interaction, creating tailored solutions that fit the customer’s needs.
“I enjoy solving specific challenges in the industry. It’s rewarding to see our research make a measurable difference to the safety and efficiency of our customers’ operations.”
Nina also volunteers for a project in Norway called ‘Role Models’, where experts in their field visit schools to explain the kinds of scientific work they are involved in.
“It’s a project to get kids interested in science, and not least make them aware of all the possibilities out there! I visit schools in my area and get the opportunity to talk about oceanography/meteorology, StormGeo and climate change. I specially want to be a good role model for all the young girls out there.”
Keywords/Tags Ocean Modeling; Operational Oceanography; Meteorology; Weather Forecasting; Data Science; Offshore O&G; Offshore Wind
Exploring the gap between ‘best knowledge’ and ‘best practice’ in boundary layer meteorology for offshore wind energy, Kalvig, S., Gudmestad, O.V. and Winther (2014)
“Challenging the Arctic Weather – Polar lows”, Oceanology International, 2014
“Wave forecast improvements”, Norcowe workshop on waves, 2017
Nina holds a PhD degree in Physical Oceanography.