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.”

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Publications by Michael Evan Goodsite