Søren Qvist Eliasen

Senior Research Fellow

Søren is no longer employed at Nordregio.

Specialised in marine governance and regional economic and social development. Previously focus on the fisheries as an economic sector and as an economic and social basis for fisheries related communities and businesses. Based, among other things, at an institutional economic approach and qualitative analysis methodology.

Academic Qualifications
PhD in Social Sciences (Economic Geography), Roskilde University, Denmark
MSc in Social Science, (Social Geography and Communication), Roskilde University, Denmark
– Orcid-number: 0000-0002-2362-7418

Understand Swedish and Norwegian and a little Spanish

Prior positions
2014- (on leave): Associate professor, IFM- Innovative Fisheries Management, Department of Planning, Aalborg University
2015-2016: 2 months as Senior Researcher + a year as Guest Researcher at DTU Aqua, Section for Ecosystem based Marine Management, Denmark
2009-2013: Deputy head of Department/Section manager, Department of Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark
2007-2014: Senior Advisor, IFM- Innovative Fisheries Management, Department of Planning, Aalborg University
2005-2007: Senior Consultant, Institute for Fisheries Management and Coastal Community Development, Hirtshals/Copenhagen, Denmark
2001-2005: Consultant, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
2001: Self-employed Consultant, SE Consultant, Denmark
1996-2000: PhD student, Department of Geography and International Development, Roskilde University, Denmark
(1998): Guest Researcher at ISER (Institute for Social and Economic Research), University of Alaska, Anchorage.

List of publications and projects

Søren Qvist Eliasen‘s spatial story

I have lived most of my life in Denmark in the greater Copenhagen area, with work related exercises around the world.

During primary school (the 70´ties) I lived with my family in a larger newly constructed single family house area, which enclosed and engulfed the old rural village – physically and socially. Due to a social event we moved to the ”ghetto” of the region – even before this became an official Danish label of “particularly exposed general residential areas”. I later moved to the heart of Copenhagen in an old apartment in Nørrebro, during the gentrification of the area. Today I live with my family in the far suburbs of Copenhagen, as well as in the heart of Stockholm.

In one way being very local, other activities and my research have brought me around the world. Master and Ph.D. studies focused on the local social and natural resource conditions for product and organisational innovation – mainly in fisheries dependent communities the Sub-Arctic area – Norway to Alaska. As a voluntary worker I have spent half a year in the Southern Africa as well as in Central America, experiencing very different cultures and institutional structures. Later my research within fisheries management though mainly has focused on European (EU and non-EU) fisheries and fisheries communities.