Michael Evan Goodsite
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Michael Goodsite is a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at ISDP and ISDP’s contact in Australia. Substantively he is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Adelaide where he is the Interim Director of the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) Modern Energy Systems & Director, UoA Energy, Mining and Resources Industry Engagement Priority.
His interests are in modern energy systems. He frequently is called to advise on EU and Nordic initiatives on matters related to energy, climate change, and the Arctic environment. He is presently a ministerial appointed board member of the Danish national Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP). He was a founding Director of the Nordic Center of Excellence for Strategic Adaptation Research (NCoE NORD-STAR). He has served as the COO/Director of Development of the Region of Southern Denmark and was one of the original Directors of the US Army Cyber Counterintelligence Activity (CCA).
Dr. Goodsite is interested in the impact of climate change on global society and on modern Energy systems. He was the founding lead of SNAPP at ISDP, which focuses on the policy, strategy, and implications of the worlds’ evolving relationship with the Arctic due to climate change as it relates to energy resources.
Dr. Goodsite holds a B.Sc. In Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona, M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, from the University of Southern Denmark an MBA in global management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Ph.D. in Environment and Climate from the University of Copenhagen (KU). Dr. Goodsite has been a full professor and is now a Honorary Professor at several Universities.
Quote from Dr. Goodsite: “I am very honored and excited to work with ISDP on such relevant regional and global issues. I am humbled to receive this title from ISDP. and look forward to championing ISDP efforts.”
Photo credit: Jacob Nymann Petersen AU
Publications by Michael Evan Goodsite
Towards a Sustainable Arctic: International Security, Climate Change and Green Shipping
The Arctic’s environment, economics, and politics are changing rapidly, and the conflicting interests among stakeholders mean that it lacks sustainable political and military cooperation. States bordering the Arctic — Russia, […]
Renewable Energy and Climate Action: The Future of Japan and Sweden Cooperation
This joint publication of the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) and Kajima Institute of International Peace (KIIP) in Tokyo covers a solution-oriented approach to Climate Challenges that both […]
Cyber Threats, Harsh Environment and the European High North (EHN) in a Human Security and Multi-Level Regulatory Global Dimension: Which Framework Applicable to Critical Infrastructures under “Exceptionally Critical Infrastructure Conditions” (ECIC)?
Abstract Business opportunities in the European High North (EHN) are accompanied by the danger of cyber-threats, especially to critical infrastructures which in these Arctic regions become “extra critical” because of […]
The Role of Science Diplomacy: A Historical Development and International Legal Framework of Arctic Research Stations Under Conditions of Climate Change, Post-Cold War Geopolitics and Globalization/Power Transition
The Arctic is undergoing transformation, where three important drivers are climate change, post-Cold War geopolitics and globalization/power transition from the rise of China. This transformation defines the nexus between science […]
Climate Change and Human Security in a Regulatory Multilevel and Multidisciplinary Dimension: The Case of the Arctic Environmental Ocean
Climate change determines the retreat of ice. This has created a huge access to petroleum, attracting strong interest by some states, especially energy hungry-countries and increasing competition between states, resulting […]
Climate Change and China as a Global Emerging Regulatory Sea Power in the Arctic Ocean: Is China a Threat for Arctic Security?
The impact of climate change in the Arctic Ocean such as ice melting and ice retreat facilitates natural resources extraction. Arctic fossil fuel becomes the drivers of geopolitical changes in […]