Bjørn Vidar Vangelsten has 20 years of experience from research (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and Nordland Research Institute) and administration of public research programs (EU-Commission and Research Council of Norway). He has participated in and managed many national and international research projects, including EU-projects and World Bank funded development projects. His key scientific experience includes natural risk management and societal vulnerability. Since 2014 his focus has shifted towards sustainability, green transformation, ecological economics and CSR/ethics. In Nordland Research Institute he is leading the thematic group on Green Transformation and are working on themes related to marine littering, climate smart and sustainable food systems and analysis of policies/strategies for green transformation.