Arne Foldvik

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Arne Foldvik (born 6 April 1930) is a Norwegian oceanographer.

He was born in Tromsø as a son of as a son of meteorologist Nils M. Foldvik and Helene Andresen. In 1956 he married teacher Ninja Schibbye Danifer, a daughter of painter Sigurd Danifer.[1]

He finished his secondary education in 1948 and took the cand.real. at the University of Oslo in 1957. After a period as research fellow from 1955 to 1960, at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters's Institute for Weather and Climate Research led by Einar Høiland, he was hired as a lecturer at the University of Bergen in 1960. He took the dr.philos. degree here in 1968, was promoted to docent in 1976 and professor in 1985.[1] He also helped build the University Centre in Svalbard.[2] He is a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters since 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Mork, Martin. "Arne Foldvik". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Arne Foldvik". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 May 2014.