This team has a unique combination of knowledge spanning a wide range of areas from programming to computational oceanography

Svenn A. Hanssen

Chairman / Chief Executive Officer

Svenn has a masters degree in computer science, and is our working chairman of the board and primary contact in all matters regarding He is also the CEO of Serit Tromsø and chairman of the Serit Group. Svenn is currently enrolled at Warwick Business School for an Executive MBA degree.

Email: svenn.hanssen [at]

Dr. Ole Anders Nøst

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Ole Anders has more than 30 years of experience of research within dynamical oceanography. In his work he has combined observational data/field work, numerical modelling, laboratory experiments in rotating basins and geophysical fluid dynamics. For the last 10 years he has been focusing on developing models for coastal ocean circulation.

Email: ole.anders.nost [at]

Dr. Jonas Juselius

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Jonas has his education in quantum chemistry. He has worked with programming, scientific modelling and HPC for more than 20 years. The past 6 years he headed development and innovation at Serit Tromsø, building software using F#, DevOps and Kubernetes. He became a functional programming aficionado 10 years ago, and has never looked back.

Email: jonas.juselius [at]

Dr. Frank Gaardsted

Senior scientist

Frank has his education in physical oceanography and marine ecology. His early work focused on physical-biological interactions through collection and analysis of a wide range of oceanographic and biological data. For the last 11 years he has been working on the development and application of numerical models for solving practical problems in the coastal zone.

Email: frank.gaardsted [at]

Dr. Stig Rune Jensen

Senior scientist

Stig Rune is an expert in numerical methods and modelling. He has his education in quantum chemistry, working on multi-wavelet based methods for electronic structure theory. He has previously also worked as a HPC specialist, with parallel programming and GPGPUs as his speciality.

Email: stig.r.jensen [at]

Dr. Radovan Bast

Senior scientist

Radovan has his education in theoretical chemistry from Marburg and Strasbourg. He is an accomplished programmer and software engineer with strong knowledge of scientific modelling, performance tuning and HPC. In recent years he has become an avid Rustacean. He is also the author of the CMake Cookbook.