Eirik Mikkelsen (Nofima)

Eirik Mikkelsen is a senior researcher at Nofima, and particularly studies the economic and social aspects of aquaculture. In addition to the economics of the industry, it includes management of the industry and of coastal and marine areas, and how the industry gives both positive and negative effects for local communities and stakeholders.

Eirik has a PhD in economics/social science, and has been in research for over 20 years, including 10 years as head of research. He is editor of the online portal Sustainability in aquaculture with indicators for both environmental, economic and social sustainability (https://www.barentswatch.no/havbruk/). Eirik is a member of ICES expert groups for economic and social dimensions of aquaculture, and for marine spatial planning.