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Mr Frank Hanssen

Frank Hanssen
NameFrank Hanssen
Job titleGIS Coordinator/Analyst
BioHanssen has his professional background in Geography and GIS from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and was employed as GIS Coordinator/Analyst at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) in 2006. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council and NordForsk, Hanssen is co-responsible for coordination of the Norwegian/Nordic LifeWatch pilot projects, observation of the European ESFRI LifeWatch processes and coordination of the newly established Norwegian Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER). Hanssen participated in the EU training program RAMIRI (Realising and Managing International Research Infrastructures) in 2011/2012. In addition to research infrastructure, Hanssen is heavily engaged on a daily basis in GIS project management, spatial ecology, applied ecological research, impact assessment, development of innovative GIS tools for siting of renewable energy production and capacity building in biodiversity informatics towards IPBES.