Jostein is a trained meteorologist at University of Oslo. Specialization (PhD and Post Doc.) in Climate-Chemistry interactions with development and use of atmospheric models (Univ. of Oslo, Univ. of California, Irvine and Univ. of Albany, NY). In the period 2004 - 2008 I was head of the HPC group at Univ. of Oslo. I am on leave of absence from the Research Council of Norway to work in NordForsk (October 2013) for eight years. At the Research Council I am working as special adviser in Dept. of Climate and Polar research. Since January 2016 I have been involved with the Horizon2020 Coordinating and Support Action (CSA) project DISCOVERY.
Main interests are: Nordic and International research collaboration, Climate change research and sustainability challenges, efficient use of Infrastructure in research (in particular the “e-“ ones).