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Christian Marcussen

19.04.2017

CV - Christian Marcussen, GEUS

Name: Christian Marcussen
Date of Birth: October 1, 1953
Nationality: Danish

Education:
Aarhus University, M.Sc. in Geology and Geophysics 1981

Employment Record:
1997-date Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) Senior Adviser, Department of Geophysics
1995-1997 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) Geophysicist, Department of Geophysics
1982-1995 Geological Survey of Greenland (GGU) Geophysicist, Department for Oil geology

Key competencies:
Geophysical (seismic) fieldwork, management of large data acquisition projects in arctic areas, editing of large reports, UNCLOS Article 76.

Selected Experience Record – Management of Research Projects:
Expedition leader for various expeditions to West and East Greenland (both onshore and offshore) related to oil geological work (1985-2002).
Project manager for the Greenland part of the Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark since 2003:
• In charge of planning of all data acquisition activities (15 different projects) in three potential areas around Greenland for extending the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles (off South Greenland, North-East Greenland, and North Greenland).
• Development of a close cooperation with the Canadian Continental Shelf Project especially in the Arctic Ocean as formulated in a Memorandum of Understanding of June 2005.
• Cooperation with the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat with regards to four expeditions with the Swedish icebreaker Oden, including negotiations in November 2006 with Murmansk Shipping Company to charter the Russian nuclear icebreaker 50 let Pobedy for the LOMROG I expedition in 2007.
• Cooperation with the Russian Continental Shelf Project during various meetings since 2003.
• Participant/organizer of the yearly workshop (since 2007) for the five Arctic coastal states on issues related to the Extended Continental Shelf in the Arctic Ocean.
• Chief scientist on the three LOMROG cruises to the Arctic Ocean and the EAGER cruise off North-East Greenland with the Swedish Icebreaker Oden in from 2007 to 2012. In 2009 and 2012, Oden visited the geographical North Pole.
• Editor for the submissions regarding the three potential areas around Greenland: the submission for the area off South Greenland was completed in June 2012, the submission for North-East Greenland in November 2013 and the submission for the area north of Greenland in December 2014.
• Member of the Joint Task Force on cooperation between Denmark/Greenland and Canada regarding the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.
• Numerous scientific and popular presentations at various meetings, interviews for articles, books, radio and documentaries on issues related to the extended continental shelf in i.e. Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Canadian, German, Russian, US, and Dutch media.
• Editor of the website for the Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark www.a76.dk.
• Danish representative in The North Pole Torch relay in October 2013 in connection with the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi on the Russian nuclear icebreaker 50 let Pobedy.
• Editor of the presentations to the Commission on the Limits of the Continentals Shelf regarding the Southern, North-Eastern and Northern Continental Shelf of Greenland and member of the delegation from the Kingdom of Denmark to the United Nation in August 2016.

Publications – selected references:
Marcussen, C. & Abrahamsen, N. 1983: Palaeomagnetism of the Proterozoic Zig-Zag Dal Basalt and the Midsommersø Dolerites, eastern North Greenland. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 73, 367-387.
Abrahamsen, N & Marcussen, C. 1986: Magnetostratigraphy of the Plio-Pleistocene Kap København Formation, eastern North Greenland. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 44, 53-61.
Larsen, H.C. & Marcussen, C. 1992: Sill intrusion, flood basalt emplacement and deep crustal structure of the Scoresby Sund region, East Greenland. In: Storey, B.C., Alabaster, T. & Pankhurst, R.J. (eds) Magmatism and the Causes of Continental Break-up, Geological Society London Special Publication 68, 365-386.
Christiansen, F.G., Larsen, H.C, Marcussen, C., Hansen, K., Larsen, L.M., Piasecki, S., Stemmerik, L. & Watt, W.S. 1992: Uplift study of the Jameson Land basin, East Greenland. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, 72, 291 – 295.
Stemmerik, L., Christiansen, F.G., Piasecki, S., Jordt, B., Marcussen, C. & Nøhr-Hansen, H. 1993: Depositional history and petroleum geology of the Carboneferous to Cretaceous sediments in the northern part of East Greenland. In: Vorren, T.O., Bergsager, E., Dahl-Stamnes, Ø.A., Holter, E., Johansen, B. Lie, E. & Lund, T.B. (eds) Arctic Geology and Petroleum Potential, NPF Special Publication, 2, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 27-53.
Christiansen, F.G, Larsen, H.C., Marcussen, C., Piasecki, S. & Stemmerik, L. 1993: Late Paleozoic plays in East Greenland. In: Parker, J.P. (ed) Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe: Proceedings of the 4the Conference, Geological Society London, 657-666.
Chalmers J.A.; Pulvertaft, T.C.R.; Marcussen, C.: Pedersen, A.K. 1998: New structure maps over the Nuussuaq Basin, central West Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 180, 18-27.
Chalmers, J.A.; Pulvertaft, T.C.R.; Marcussen, C.; Pedersen, A.K. 1999: New insight into the structure of the Nuussuaq Basin, central West Greenland. Marine and Petroleum Geology 16, 197-224.
Christiansen, F.G.; Boesen, A.; Bojesen-Koefoed, J.A.; Chalmers, J.A.: Dalhoff, F.; Dam, G.; Hjortkjær, B.F.; Kristensen, L.; Larsen, L.M.; Marcussen, C.; Mathiesen, A.; Nøhr-Hansen, H.; Pedersen, A.K.; Pedersen, G.; Pulvertaft, T.C.R.P.; Skaarup, N.; Sønderholm,M. 1999: Petroleum geological activities in West Greenland in 1998. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 183, København: GEUS, 46-56.
Christiansen, F.G., Dalhoff, F., Bojesen-Koefoed, J.A., Chalmers, J.A., Dam, G., Marcussen, C., Nøhr-Hansen, H., Nielsen, T., Pedersen, A.K., Riisager, P. & Sønderholm, M. 2000: Petroleum geological activities in West Greenland in 1999. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 186, 88-96.
Christiansen, F.G., Bojesen-Koefoed, J.A., Chalmers, J.A., Dalhoff, F., Mathiesen, A., Sønderholm, M., Dam, G., Gregersen, U., Marcussen, C., Nøhr-Hansen, H., Piasecki, S., Preuss, T., Pulvertaft, T.C.R., Rasmussen, J.A. & Sheldon, E. 2001: Petroleum geological activities in West Greenland in 2000. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 189, 24-33.
Marcussen, C., Chalmers, J.A., Andersen, H.L., Rasmussen, R. & Dahl-Jensen, T. 2001: Acquisition og high-resolution multichannel seismic data in the offshore part of the Nuussuaq Basin, central West Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 189, 34-40.
Marcussen, C., Andersen, H.L., Chalmers, J.A., Trinhammer, P., Rasmussen, R. & Hansen, E.: Seismic data acquisition in the offshore part of the Nuussuaq Basin during summer 2000 - Cruise report. EFP - Project NuussuaqSeis 2000: Structure and hydrocarbon potential of the Nuussuaq Basin: Acquisition and interpretation of high-resolution multichannel seismic data - ENS J. nr.1313/99-0024. Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2001/18. Copenhagen: GEUS, 66 pp
Christiansen, F.G., Bojesen-Koefoed, J.A., Chalmers, J.A., Dalhoff, F., Marcussen, C., Nielsen, T., Nøhr-Hansen, H. & Sønderholm, M. 2002: Petroleum geological activities in West Greenland in 2001. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 191, 84-89.
Marcussen, C., Skaarup, N. & Chalmers, J.A. 2002: EFP Project NuussuaqSeis 2000 Final Report. Structure and hydrocarbon potential of the Nuussuaq Basin: acquisition and interpretation of high-resolution multichannel seismic data. Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2002/33, 63 pp. + 6 Enclosures.
Marcussen, C., Christiansen, F.G., Dahl-Jensen, T., Andersen, N. & Anthony, D. 2003: Ongoing and planned activities around Greenland in relation to UNCLOS §76. International Conference on Arctic Margins (ICAM IV). 30 September - 3 October, 2003. Halifax, Canada. Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic). Program / Abstracts, 1 p.
Marcussen, C., Christiansen, F.G., Dahl-Jensen, T., Heinesen, M., Lomholt, S., Møller, J.J. & Sørensen.K. 2004: Exploring for extended continental shelf claims off Greenland and the Faroe Islands - geological perspectives. In: Sønderholm, M. & Higgins, A.K.(eds): Review of Survey activities 2003. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 4, 61-64.
Marcussen, C. & Jakobsson, M. 2007: Lomonosov Ridge off Greenland (LOMROG) 2007. AGU Fall Meeting 2007. 10-14 December, 2007. San Francisco, U.S.A., American Geophysical Union. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstracts, OS41C-03.
Marcussen, C. 2008: Extension of the Continental Shelf around Greenland: Status after the first five years of planning and data acquisition. 33rd International Geological Congress 2008. 6-14 August, 2008. Oslo, Norway. International Geological Congress Committee (IGCC). Abstract volume (CD-Rom only), 1 p.
MacDougall, J.R., Verhoef, J., Sanford, W. & Marcussen, C. 2008: Challenges of collecting data for article 76 in ice covered waters of the Arctic (Paper). 5th Biennial ABLOS conference: Difficulties in Implementing the Provisions of UNCLOS. 16-17 October, 2008. Monaco. International Hydrographic Bureau, Monaco. Available from: ABLOS website.
Jakobsson, M., Marcussen, C. & LOMROG Scientific Party 2008: Lomonosov Ridge off Greenland 2007 (LOMROG). Cruise report. Special Publication Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, 122 pp.
Marcussen, C. 2008: Det danske kontinentalsokkelprojekt og “Kapløbet om Nordpolen”. Geografisk Orientering 38(5), 686-693.
Marcussen, C., Vangkilde-Pedersen, T., Lykke-Andersen, H., Trinhammer, P., Funck, T., Dahl-Jensen, T. & Forsberg, R. 2008: Seismic Acquisition Report - LOMROG 2007. Acquisition of reflection and refraction seismic data during Oden's Lomonosov Ridge Off Greenland (LOMROG) cruise in 2007. Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2008/77, 82 pp. + 4 Appendices + 1 CD-Rom.
Marcussen, C. & Heinesen, M. 2010: The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status at the beginning of 2010. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 20, 51-64.
Lykke-Andersen, H., Funck, T., Hopper, J.R., Trinhammer, P., Marcussen, C., Gunvald, A.K. & Jørgensen, E.V. 2010: Seismic Acquisition Report – LOMROG II in 2009, Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2010/53, 73 pp + 5 appendices.
Hopper, J. R. & Marcussen, C. 2010: Seismic Processing Report – LOMROG II in 2009. Acquisition of reflection and refraction seismic data during Oden’s Lomonosov Ridge Off Greenland (LOMROG II) cruise in 2009. Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2010/36, 99 pp. + 3 DVD’s (confidential).
Marcussen, C. & Macnab, R. 2011: Extending coastal state boundaries into the central Arctic Ocean: outer continental shelves beyond 200 nautical miles and the quest for hydrocarbons. In Spencer, A.M., Embry, A.F., Gautier, D.L., Stoupakova, A.V. and Sørensen K (eds): Arctic Petroleum Geology, Geological Society, London, Memoirs 35, 715–730.
Marcussen, C. & LOMROG II Scientific Party 2011: Lomonosov Ridge off Greenland (LOMROG II) – Cruise Report. Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2011/106, 154 pp.
Marcussen, C. & the EAGER 2011 Scientific Party 2011: East Greenland Ridge 2011 (EAGER 2011) – Cruise Report. Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2011/107, 84 pp.
Vangkilde-Pedersen, T., Funck, T., Hopper, J.R., Karkov, K., Mauritzen, E.K., Rasmussen, J.A., Hermann, T., Gossler, J., Trinhammer, P. & Marcussen, C. 2011: Seismic acquisition report – EAGER in 2011. Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2011/108, 85 pp. + 5 Appendices + 1 DVD.
Marcussen, C. 2012: Extended Continental Shelf Issues in the Arctic Ocean: A Modern ‘Land Grab’ or an Example of Cooperation between the Arctic Coastal States? (Extended abstract). In Wasum-Rainer, S. et al. (eds): Arctic Science, International Law and Climate Change, Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 235, 111-118.
Varming, T., Funck, T., Hopper, J. R., Trinhammer, P., Ejlertsen; S., Rödel, R., Schilling, J., Kvist-Lassen, T., Rasmussen, M. L., Ugelvig, S. & Marcussen, C. 2012: Seismic Acquisition Report – LOMROG III in 2012. Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2012/120, 77 pp. + 5 Appendices + 1 DVD.
Marcussen, C. & LOMROG III Scientific Party 2012: Lomonosov Ridge off Greenland (LOMROG III) – Cruise Report. Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport 2012/119, 220 pp.
Jakobsson, M., Mayer, L., Coakley, B., Dowdeswell, J.A., Forbes, S., Fridman, B., Hodnesdal, H., Noormets, R., Pedersen, R., Rebesco, M., Schenke, H.W., Zarayskaya, Y., Accettella, D., Armstrong, A., Anderson, R.M., Bienhoff, P., Camerlenghi, A., Church, I., Edwards, M., Gardner, J., Hall, J., Hell, B., Hestvik, O., Kristoffersen, Y., Marcussen, C., Mohammad, R., Mosher, D., Nghiem, S.V., Pedrosa, M.T., Travaglini, P.G. & Weatherall, P. 2012: The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Version 3.0. Geophysical Research Letters 39, L12609.
Hopper, J.R., Trinhammer, P., Marcussen, C. & Funck, T. 2012: Acquisition of seismic data in ice filled waters (Abstract). AGU Fall Meeting 3-7 December 2012, Poster.
Poselov, V., Butsenko, V., Chernykh, A., Glebovsky, V., Jackson, H., Potter, D.P., Oakey, G., Shimeld, J. and Marcussen, C. 2014: The structural integrity of the Lomonosov Ridge with the North American and Siberian continental margins. In Stone, D. B., Grikurov, G.E., Clough, J. G., Oakey, G. N, & Thurston, D. k. (eds): ICAM VI: Proceedings of the International Conference on Arctic Margins VI, Fairbanks, Alaska, May 2011, 233-258.
Marcussen, C., Knudsen, C., Hopper, J.R., Funck, T., Ineson, J. & Bjerager, M. 2015 Age and origin of the Lomonosov Ridge: a key continental fragment in Arctic Ocean reconstructions (Abstract). EGU General Assembly 2015.
Marcussen, C, Mørk, F, Funck, T., Weng, W. L. & Pedersen, M. 2015: The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status and issues. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 33, 41–44.
Marcussen, C. & Weng, W. L. 2016: Rigsfællesskabets Kontinentalsokkelprojekt – ikke kun "Kampen om Nordpolen". Tidsskriftet Grønland 4, 186-206.

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