Arctic University of Norway
Dr. Claire W. Armstrong is Professor in Resource Economics and Management at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. Her expertise is in bioeconomic modeling and ecosystem services. Her focus in recent years has been on expanding upon traditional fisheries bioeconomic models to include broader sets of services from nature, and their trade-offs. Her research interests also cover environmental and development economics, fisheries and ecosystem management. She is currently involved in research projects on the value of ecosystem services in the Atlantic Ocean, risk issues in the Barents Sea, and coastal recreational values, financed by the EU and the Norwegian Research Council. Armstrong has published widely in both natural and social science academic journals, and has been the member of a number of government-appointed expert opinion committees, covering topics such as fisheries management, nature’s values, environmental and resource rent taxation. Armstrong has been a partner in several EU projects pertaining to ocean issues (INCOFISH, PROTECT, HERMES, MEFEPO, HERMIONE, CORALFISH and ATLAS). She has also worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs with regard to OECD commitments related to rebuilding fisheries.