Nils Roar Sælthun

Professor Emeritus - Department of Geosciences
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Phone +47 22856767
Mobile phone +47 91859909
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 0317 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Development and applications of hydrological models.
  • Water resources management, impacts of climate change impacts on water resources
  • Hydropower hydrology
  • Floods, design flood estimation
  • Environmental information systems

Higher education and employment history

2005-2012 University of  Oslo, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Department Chair, Department of Geosciences

1987-2005 University of Oslo, Department of Geophysics/Department of Geosciences: Adjunct professor  (20%) hydrology.

2002-2005 Norwegian Institute for Water Research: Research Director, Freshwater Ecology and Technology Department

1999-2001 Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo: Head of  Freshwater Ecology Research Department

1995-1999 Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway:Research Manager, Hydrology/Hydroinformatics.

1976-1995 Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate: Hydrology Department, Oslo: Hydrologist, Chief Engineer - Head of EDP division, Special adviser

1972-1975 University of Oslo, Department of Geophysics, Senior research assistant.

1971-1971 Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Department of Hydrometeorology, Oslo: Meteorologist.

Cand. Real. 1972 Geophysics, University of Oslo. Main subjects: Hydrology and Meteorology.


  • Oslo Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research, Board member
  • National Advisory Board for Geoscience, Head
  • Norwegian Climate Centre, Board member

International cooperation

  • Vietnam National University: Establishment of master programme in geohazards.

International project experience

EU, SADC, Mozambique, Tanzania, Lesotho, Zambia, Palestinian territories, Vietnam, Ukraine, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Nicaragua.

Tags: Hydrology, Hydrological modelling, Water resources managemen, Climate change, Hydropower, Floods
Published Dec. 10, 2013 7:55 PM - Last modified Sep. 20, 2021 3:23 PM