Cecilie Mauritzen

Cecilie Mauritzen (born 1961 in Oslo) [1] is a Norwegian oceanographer who studies connections between ocean currents and climate change.[1]

Cecilie Mauritzen

Education and careerEdit

Mauritzen works as a researcher in the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.[2] She graduated from the University of Bergen in 1987, and earned a PhD in 1994 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1][3] After working for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center and for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, she joined the Norwegian Meteorological Institute in 2002,[4] and eventually became director of the climate division there.[3] She was also the director of the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research from 2012 to 2013.[3][5] She returned to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute after working as Vice President for Research at DNV GL, as chief scientist on the Kon-Tiki2 expedition, and as a head of research at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).[4]

She was a lead author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (2007) and IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (2014).[3]


Mauritzen is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters[6] and of the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Brenner for himmel og hav – For realister er det nærmest tabu å ha en samfunnsstemme, sier oseanograf og klimaforsker Cecilie Mauritzen (in Norwegian), Research Council of Norway, 26 December 2009, retrieved 2020-03-14
  2. ^ "Cecilie Mauritzen", The Nansen Legacy, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, retrieved 2020-03-14
  3. ^ a b c d "Ny direktør ved CICERO", Bistandsaktuelt (in Norwegian), 19 December 2011
  4. ^ a b c "Niva henter forskningssjef fra DNV GL: Cecilie Mauritzen får ansvar for klimaendringers effekt på vannmiljø", Fiskeribladet (in Norwegian), 1 January 2016
  5. ^ Engene, Per (7 January 2013), "Meteorolog Cecilie Mauritzen er direktør for CICERO", Dagsavisen (in Norwegian)
  6. ^ Medlemmer [Members] (in Norwegian), Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, retrieved 2020-03-14

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