Dr. Erlend Moksness is a research director at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway. With a staff of more than 750 persons, the Institute of Marine Research is Norway's largest centre of marine science. The main task is to provide advice to Norwegian authorities on aquaculture and the ecosystems of the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea and the Norwegian coastal zone. The Institute is heavily engaged in development aid activities through the Centre for Development Cooperation in Fisheries.
Dr. Erlend Moksness is responsible for international research cooperation at the institute of Marine Research and represents the institute in the European Marine Board (EMB), European Polar Board (EPB) and is member of BiodivERsA Advisory Board. His background is in recruitment processes in marine fishes, fish ageing, stock enhancement of marine fishes, integrated ESE (Ecosystem, Social and Economic) modeling, Surplus Production Modeling, MPA (Marine Protected Area) and aquaculture of marine fishes. he has published 103 per reviewed scientific articles and co-editor of 13 proceedings and scientific books.