Professor Emeritus, Nippon Chair in Marine Environmental Management. Dr. Linden also holds a part time professorship in Coastal Management at the University of Kalmar.
Olof Linden joined WMU in 2003 when he was appointed Nippon Chair in Marine Environmental Management. Prior to joining WMU, Dr. Linden held a professorship at the University of Kalmar. He was Senior Scientific Advisor to the GEF/UNEP project GIWA between 2000 and 2003. During the period 1989-2006 Olof Linden coordinated several multi-national scientific projects including the Sida - supported Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Development Programme, and the Sida/World Bank/Finland supported CORDIO programme for the study of climate change in the Indian Ocean. Dr. Linden has worked extensively for the World Bank and several UN-agencies on projects related to marine environmental management.
At WMU, Dr. Linden coordinates research projects related to oil spill contingency planning, marine environmental management and the management of ballast water. He teaches within the Marine Environment and Ocean Management (MEOM Specialization).
Dr. Linden has published extensively on topics related to climate change in coastal environments, the impacts of oil spills on marine ecosystems, and the impacts of military conflicts on the environment. He co-edited (with Aldo Chircop) the book Places of Refuge for Ships: Emerging Environmental Concerns of a Maritime Custom the Proceedings of the International Conference on the Impacts of Climate Change on the Maritime Industry.