Andreas Peter Ahlstrøm

Chief Research Consultant

  • Øster Voldgade 10
    1350 Copenhagen K
    Denmark

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Curriculum vitae

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreasahlstrom/

 

EXPERIENCE

 

2016-present: Chief Research Consultant – Department of Glaciology and Climate, GEUS

 

    Responsibilities

  • Deputy Head of Department
  • Strategy development and mentor role
  • Cross-departmental organisational development of GEUS
  • Initiating and leading large-scale international projects
  • Representation in international scientific and strategic networks
  • Development of the department project portfolio

 

     Outcomes

  • Programme lead for GC-Net monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet (9,5 MDKK/year, 2021-present)
  • Theme Leader in the EU-project INTAROS (112 MDKK, 2016-2022)
  • Revitalisation of the project management model across GEUS’ departments (ongoing)
  • Development of the department strategy using Open Space Technology
  • Governmental advisory activities/consultancy for the Greenland Government (>12 MDKK, 2016-present)
  • Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Danish National Centre for Climate Research (NCKF)
  • Representation of GEUS in the Advisory Board for Ilulissat Icefjord Centre
  • Consultancy for the mining company Greenland Resources Inc.

 

2009-2015: Senior Scientist – Department of Marine Geology and Glaciology, GEUS

  • Management of the monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet PROMICE (5 MDKK/year, lead 2007-2012)
  • Theme Leader & Outreach Leader for Nordic Centre of Excellence SVALI (35 MDKK, 2010-2016)
  • Work Package Leader in the EU-project Ice2sea (75 MDKK, 2009-2013)
  • Project lead/-participant for GEUS in ESA CCI Greenland Ice Sheet (29 MDKK, 2012-2018)
  • Project lead on a variety of scientific, advisory and governmental consultancy projects
  • Consultancy for Quadra Mining
  • Co-affiliated with the Greenland Climate Research Center at the Greenland Institute of National Resources in Nuuk, Greenland

 

2006-2009: Scientist – Department of Quaternary Geology, GEUS

  • Design and initiation of the monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet – PROMICE (5 MDKK/year, 2007-present)
  • Design and initiation of the monitoring of the A. P. Olsen ice cap, NE Greenland – GEM (0,8 MDKK/year, 2008-present)
  • Consultancy for Alcoa (2,8 MDKK, 2008-2009)
  • Governemental advisory activities/consultancy for the Greenland Government

 

2003-2005: Assistant Professor – Ørsted•DTU (now DTU Space)

  • Research in applied glaciology (hydropower) – FORSYN (0,65 MDKK)
  • Participant in the projects SPICE (EU), Climate & Energy (NEFP) and ICEMINE (SNF)

 

EDUCATION & COURSES

2017-present              MPG (Master of Public Governance) – Copenhagen Business School/University of Copenhagen

1999-2003          Ph.d. (Climate and Environment) – University of Copenhagen

1991-1999          Cand.scient. [BSc & MSc+] (Geophysics) – University of Copenhagen

 

2019     Talent for Ledelse [governmental leadership talent programme] (Summit/Lead/PA – Moderniseringsstyrelsen)

2018-2019          Internal leadership talent programme (Connector – Klima-, Energi- og Forsyningsministeriet)

2012     Project Management Module 3 (Mannaz – GEUS)

2010     Lyst til Ledelse [Leadership Course] (Ministry of Climate and Energy)

2009     Forskeren som leder – ledelse af forskere [Research management course] (DFH – DME, 9 ECTS)

2007    Project Management Modules 1 & 2 (DIEU – GEUS)

2006     Communicating and Dissemination in Writing (DJF – GEUS)

 

Additionally, I have participated in numerous scientific and fieldwork-related courses.

 

COMPETENCES

  • Management, initiation and development of large-scale international research projects, national environmental monitoring programmes and scientific networks
  • Organisation and strategy development
  • International research in climate and cryosphere – author/co-author of 58 peer-reviewed publications, 14 reports within the subject, 4 PhD-students, 26 years of glaciological field experience
  • Commercial glaciology and consultancy in hydropower, drinking water and mining in Greenland – author/co-author of 15 reports within the subject
  • Governmental advising on climate change and politically sensitive cases within glaciology – reporting to the UNFCCC, ministerial delegations to Greenland
  • Public outreach through media strategies, web portals, international TV/film-productions, e-learning – leader of 4 dedicated outreach projects

 

PRESENT ASSIGNMENTS

  • Appointed member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
  • National Representative for Danmark/Greenland to the Arctic-HYCOS under WMO
  • Appointed member of the AMAP Climate Expert Group, Arctic Council
  • Expert Advisor in glaciology and sea level change (UNFCCC) for the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities
  • National Representative to the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences under IUGG
  • National Correspondent to the International Glaciological Society
  • National Representative (Chairman 2008-2012) to the IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology
  • Advisory Committee Member in the International Greenland Ice Sheet-Ocean Interactions (GRISO) Network
  • Committee Member of the SEARCH Land Ice Action Team (under NSF/IARC/ARCUS)
  • Member of the Danish University Corps of External Examiners (Physics) & international PhD committees

 

LANGUAGES

English at negotaition level (lived in England and the US), Danish as mother tongue, Swedish and Norwegian at working level, Spanish and German at rudimentary level.

Keywords

  • GB Physical geography
  • QE Geology

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate

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