Katrine Husum

Senior research scientist, arctic paleoceanography
Katrine Husum
Norwegian Polar Institute

Current activities

  • Plio-Pleistocene paleoceanography and biostratigraphy from the Yermak Plateau, NW Svalbard
  • Surface water evolution during MIS 11 in the Bering Sea
  • Late Glacial - Holocene multiproxy reconstructions of sea ice, surface and bottom water masses from the Fram Strait and Barents Sea
  • Arctic and subarctic surface and bottom water fluctuations the last two millennia
  • Benthic foraminifera as bio-monitors of natural and anthropogenic change in the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean


  • 2016–Now: Senior research scientist, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
  • 2014–2016: Research scientist, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
  • 2006–2014: Research scientist, University of Tromsø, Norway
  • 2003–2006: Post Doc, University of Oslo, Norway
  • 2002–2003 : Post Doc, University of Tromsø, Norway
  • 1997–2002: Research fellow (PhD student), University of Tromsø, Norway 

Areas of interest and expertise

Paleoceanography and paleoclimate in high latitude and Polar Regions from late Miocene till today; Natural and anthropogenic environmental changes in the Arctic; Developing and calibrating proxies for paleoceanography and modern environmental monitoring.