Mats A. Granskog

Research scientist, sea ice / oceanography
Mats A. Granskog
Norwegian Polar Institute

Current activities


  • N-ICE 2015 (Norwegian Young Sea Ice Cruise,  Chief Scientist)
  • ICE-ARC (EU FP7, 2014-2017, Task lead)
  • STASIS - (FRINATEK programme, Norwegian Research Council, 2013-2017, partner)
  • CDOM-Heat - Norwegian-Polish Research Fund, with IOPAS (2013-2017, co-PI)
  • FRINAT- Arctic sea ice (FRINAT programme, Norwegian Research Council, 2010-2013)
  • ACCESS (Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society, EU FP7)
  • EarthClim (Integrated Earth System Approach to Explore Natural Variability and Climate Sensitivity, Norwegian Research Council project, NORKLIMA programme)
  • SWIPA (Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic). The Arctic Council's Project on Climate Change and the Arctic Cryosphere
  • POLRES-SeaIce (NOR-USA collaborative project, 2010-2013, Norwegian Research Council
  • POLRES-Marine (NOR-RUS collaborative project, 2010-2012, Norwegian Research Council, PI S Falk Pedersen)
  • AMORA - (NOR-CHN collaborative project, Norwegian Research Council, PI S. Gerland)
  • Interice 4 - Sea ice tank experiment in Hamburg Schiffbau Versuchsanstalt (HSVA) - Arctic Environmental Test Basin (PI David Thomas, Bangor University, UK)
  • Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems eXperiment (SIPEX) - IPY expedition to East Antarctica
  • Arctic Net (Canada) - work in the Hudson Bay region, oceanography and sea ice, especially CDOM and freshwater impacts.

Areas of interest and expertise

Main field of research encompass sea ice physics-biology-chemistry coupling,  and physical and chemical oceanography in ice covered seas, especially arctic and subarctic waters with strong influence from terrestrial runoff. Sea ice and marine optics, with application to the effects of the ice-albedo feedback and the influence of CDOM on the light climate in Arctic waters are of special interest. Using data from Fram Strait we are also assessing the flux of carbon and freshwater in Arctic outflow (East Greenland Current) in Fram Strait.

Have experience from work in the Baltic Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, Hudson Bay, the Antarctic sea ice zone, Barrow (Alaska),  and Arctic waters around Svalbard and East Greenland.