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In this position, I utilize everything I have learned after almost 15 years in government administration and 4 years in the private consulting industry, as well as from my entire academic background. In addition, I put into practise a variety of skills that I have acquired on my own over the years.
At SALT, I learned to use my knowledge from the bureaucracy in a more applied way, adapted to the clients that I work for and their particular challenges. Here I have also strengthened my abilities as a project manager, through several large projects.
What was previously reserved for researchers at Cern was made available to the public in 1993 by making the Mosaic web browser available to private individuals. This was the start of the World Wide Web, or what we usually just call "the Internet". Two years later, in 1995, Erlend made his first website on the Internet. After having had web design as a hobby for several years, Erlend started the company Standal InFo in 2010 to offer web design services commercially, in addition to my main work.
My main responsibility was to follow the Oslo-Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR) as Head of Delegation for Norway to the Biodiversity Committee (BDC). I also followed Fisheries Management and the National Marine Protection Plan and had a central position in the governmental work on marine litter. I also designed maps and developed several marine datasets (GIS).
Workplace: Region Møre og Romsdal. My main duties were processing and coordination of aquaculture applications, follow-up of municipal and state planning processes, handling complaints and hearings in connection with aquaculture, system audit of mandatory Internal Control systems for aquaculture. I was super user of ArcView and GIS Coordinator for the region, and developed an application database, which made it possible to plot applied locations for aquaculture on digital maps for the first time.
Working as a salesman in a store is a great way to develop good skills to communicate with customers. It also provided good training in explaining how to perform various work operations, and hence good training in dissemination.
Thesis on male dimorphism and female mimicry in corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops)
Special weight on marketing. Worked with NTNU University Museum in Trondheim as a case, to strengthen their profiling and showcase the various departments of the museum.
Platoon leader/Second Lieutenant at recruit academy (1993-1994)
Sergeant/Instructor at recruit academy (1992-1993)
UB-Corporal (Officer Candidate), paramedic (1991-1992)
Altogether, this gave me a good education and experience in management in demanding situations, and how to best convey a message to a group of people, who in the beginning were not necessarily so motivated to learn. This gave me good training in lecturing. Also a good background in HSE and management of large groups of people in the field.
Trained as medical officer during compulsory military service (conscription), with subsequent service as sergeant for one year.