“When you work with climate research you’re exploring the world in time and space”
With a PhD. and a doctoral degree in climate change, glaciology and hydrology, Sebastian Mernild, CEO of The Nansen Center, is in the vanguard of climate research. Equipped with curiosity and the mindset of an explorer, he has left undying footprints in our understanding of the melting ice in the Arctic’s northern hemisphere and the Andean Mountains.
“If we are to understand the future, we must study the present”
Sebastian Mernild believes that in order to foresee the climatic future and minimize uncertainty, we need to understand the present state of affairs and its dynamics. As a researcher of heart, he hopes to leave behind a legacy that will help us understand the processes, correlations and tendencies of our current climate. Only then can we begin to make assumptions about the future.
“Science is not worth much, if it doesn’t serve a useful and applicable purpose“
Mernild would like to be remembered as a passionate researcher who brought science to the agora. He hopes to be recalled as a credible scientist and trustworthy communicator. In 2018 he received the highly esteemed Rosenkjærprisen by Danmarks Radio for his ability to disseminate complex research in an intelligible way.