CICERO - Center for International Climate Research
NO
Meny
TOPICS
Energy Food and forests Climate finance Local Solutions China The Arctic ​International Climate Policy

Phone: +47 22 00 47 67 /

E-mail: bvo@cicero.oslo.no

Bob is a biologist working across the natural and social sciences.

His research and interests include climatic- and societal driven change in ecosystem services and livelihoods, changes in the food-value chain (from agriculture and production to consumption), socio-economic scenarios and pathways, and climate services (how to make research more relevant, understandable and applicable). His geographical focus and projects on these topics covers the Himalayas, Norway and the Nordic countries and the Arctic.

Projects

  • CiXPAG - Interaction of Climate Extremes, Air Pollution and Agro-ecosystems Future food production, and consequently food security, is very sensitive to both climate change and air pollution. So far, little is known about how climate extremes and ozone pollution interact to affect agriculture or about the relative effectiveness of climate change adaptation and ozone regulation measures for various crops and regions.
  • The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) HICAP is a collaboration between three organisations – CICERO, ICIMOD, and GRID-Arendal. The programme aims to enhance the resilience of mountain communities, and particularly of women, through improved understanding of vulnerabilities, opportunities, and potentials for adaptation.
  • Sis-klimat- Climate transitions in the Norwegian food system How can the Norwegian food production - consumption system be changed towards sustainable production of more climate friendly food? This overarching question targets opportunities for climate change adaptation and emission reductions, but also looks for co-benefits for, and stronger links between, producers and consumers.
  • Norwegian Dairy and Meat climate footprints This project reviews the current literature on meat, milk and dairy, with a special focus on Norway. To understand differences in reported emissions, we explain the variation in methodological approaches such as division over co-products, functional unit selection, and system boundaries
  • CLINF: Climate-change effects on the epidemiology of infectious diseases Climate change is first and foremost felt in the northern regions where the rate and magnitude are the greatest. What happens in the Arctic will impact the rest of the world. In a changing climate, ecological alterations will affect the geographical boundaries of microorganisms with the capacity to cause diseases in humans and animals.
  • TOPDAD Our mission is to develop tools which will help businesses and regional governments find the best strategies to adapt to climate change. ToPDAd focuses on the energy, transport and tourism sectors in particular.

Publications and outreach at CICERO

Gå til: Journal article Report/dissertation Book Part of a book/report

Journal article

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

Report/dissertation

2016

2015

2014

2012

2009

Book

2015

Part of a book/report

2017

2012

  • Walter N. Meier, Sebastian Gerland, Mats A. Granskog, Jeffrey R. Key, Christian Haas, Grete K. Hovelsrud, Kit M. Kovacs, Alexander, P. Makshtas, Christine Alexander, Donald Perovich, James D. Reist, Bob van Oort, 2012 Sea Ice EN
  • Grete K. Hovelsrud, Birger Poppel, Bob van Oort, J Reist, 2012 Arctic Societies, cultures and peoples in a changing cryosphere EN

Web articles