Fredrik Haag has a background in applied environmental research, focusing on Marine and Coastal Zone Management. Whilst working for the Swedish Maritime Administration, he was transferred to IMO on secondment in 2006, initially working as GESAMP Officer within the Office for the London Convention and Protocol, coordinating the work of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection. In 2008, he moved to the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Project as Technical Adviser, and took over the management of the project as its Chief Technical Adviser in 2011. Apart from ballast water management, he has also been dealing with other issues, such as the GHG emissions from ships, sustainable development and Post Rio+20, and other UN-wide initiatives. Throughout his time at IMO, he has been actively involved in the technical cooperation and assistance programme of the organization. In late 2012, he joined the Office for the London Convention/Protocol and Ocean Affairs as the Technical Officer.