About NHF

The Norwegian Association of Marine Scientists (NHF) is an academic forum for marine research, management and industry. NHF is the only organization that brings together marine scientists in Norway. The Association was founded in 1949 and has approximately 400 members. NHF works with marine research associations in the region.

NHF arranges an annual conference (Havforskermøtet) each fall, which is a great opportunity to meet people from different marine disciplines. In connection with this, the NHF Annual Meeting is also held, dealing with matters concerning marine research nationally and make choices for election to the association.

History of Norwegian oceanography:
Sakshaug & Mosby: En oversikt over norsk  historie fram til den 2. verdenskrig (Norwegian)
Stig Skreslet (2007): History of Norwegian Marine Science

History of NHF:
Per Hognestad (1999): Norske havforskeres forening gjennom 50 år (Norwegian)
Stig Skreslet (2009): NHFs historie – En 60-årings fødsel og livsløp (Norwegian)

The current board is:
Chair: Øyvind Fiksen, University of Bergen (2020-2024).
Members: Andreas Altenburger (2022-2025, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø), Kristina Kvile (2020-2024, NIVA, Oslo), Anne Christine Utne Palm (2022-2025, Institute of Marine Research) and Snorre Bakke (2023-2026, NTNU).

Contact details:
Organization number: 993 909 882
Bank account: 0531.08.83850
Address: c/o Andreas Altenburger, UiT Norges Arktiske Universitet, Postboks 6050 Langnes, 9037 TROMSØ
Email address: havforsk@havforsk.no
Website: www.havforsk.no

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