Team & Partners

People, Passion and Potential

A multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team is in place.

In the ARCT™ team we have representatives from all sides of doing business. Our development of the ARCT™ methodology is based on more than 30 years of experience and our common goal of “doing it right” for the future of the next generations. ARCT AS is already working in an innovative way with funding by Innovation Norway of 1.8 mill. NOK (approximately 180 000 Euro), and substantial In-Kind support committed with signed agreements by business partners Ramboll, DNV GL, NINA, ASRC, Alaska, and new partners Haleyg, Megapop Games and S&T.



Cathrine Henaug

Research Director at The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) is Norway’s leading institution for applied ecological research, with broad-based expertise on the genetic, population, species, ecosystem and landscape level, in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal marine environments. "We need to change the way we work on regulatory processes in the Arctic. We need to work smarter and more sustainable."      

Cathrine Henaug - NINA
Nils Arne Johnsen

Chair of ARCT Advisory board as Ramboll representative as Partner and contributor in the ARCT TM project. Arctic Director for the Ramboll Group. “There is a need for a tool that qualifies business to understand what it takes to do business in the Arctic”. Ramboll has more than 400 experts across 21 offices who bring unparalleled knowledge of the Arctic area’s sensitive natural environment, societal considerations and special working conditions.

Nils Arne Johnsen - Rambøll
Hans Petter Dahlslett

Senior Principal Consultant, Environment Risk Management. DNV GL is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered near Oslo, Norway. The company currently has about 13,550 employees and 350 offices operating in more than 100 countries, and provides services for several industries including maritime, renewable energy, oil & gas, electrification, food & beverage and healthcare.

Hans Petter Dahlslett - DNV-GL
Lill Bente Hollstedt

Market Specialist and founder of SURFSIDE AS. Expert knowledge and experience in design, market communication, strategy and marketing. Web design of and as WordPress expert. “Exciting to be part of a project that shapes the future way of doing business!”

Lill Bente Hollstedt - Surfside AS
Per Trystad

Concept Designer and illustrator. A commercial artist with experience in most areas of visual, creative areas. Currently I work most with film production, but also do a lot of Illustration work.

Per Trystad - Try Design
Hege Marie Brown

UI/UX Designer & Developer. Former: Senior Developer Schibsted, Art Director Telecine, Lead Artist Funcom, Independant consultant (Jazzberry) Clients: Bloomberg, Sony Ericsson, Walt Disney, Warner Bros, DC Comics, Skullcandy, American Idol, T-Mobile and many more. And now: ARCT Beta v1.1 development

Hege Marie Brown - Megapop Games AS
Eva Høifødt

Master degree student and academic assistant. Previous experience as course developer. Specialities: political science, comparative politics, international relations.    

Eva Høifødt - University of Tromsø


Nils Arne Johnsen, Chair, Artic Director, RAMBOLL GROUP
Tero Vauraste, Vice Chair, Artic Economic Council and President & CEO ARTICA SHIPPING
Børre Johan Paaske, Group Leader, Safety Risk Management DNV-GL, Oil & Gas
Lars Kullerud, President, University of the ARTIC, UARCTIC

Official partners


The largest Environmental and Social performance and development Consultancy Company in the Arctic. Cooperation Agreement since March 2015, confirmed / signed cooperation agreement.
(previous Det Norske Veritas), delivering classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. DNV GL also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Since July 2016, confirmed / signed cooperation agreement.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Alaska, the largest locally owned and operated business in Alaska,  September 2015, co-op. agreement signed May 2016, confirmed.
The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research is Norway’s leading institution for applied ecological research. The core activities encompass strategic ecological research integrated with long-term monitoring, as well as a variety of environmental assessments and development of methodologies.
Innovasjon Norge
Innovation Norway is a state-owned Norwegian special charter company with the purpose of enhancing business innovation across the country, contributing to the development of the districts, and profiling Norwegian business and Norway as a destination. The grants from the Parliament and the counties together with loan schemes in 2016 provided a total business-oriented effort of NOK 6.7 billion under the direction of Innovation Norway. Norwegian companies received this risk relief in the form of financial services such as grants, guarantees and loans, as well as a range of advisory, networking and profiling services.
Haleyg Stakeholder Management. Our services: Stakeholder Management in real estate, urban planning, land use planning, transport and international relations in the Arctic and High North Atlantic. Our market is in the High North: local, regional and international.


Bodø, Master Degree programs

1st Master Degree Candidate