Background and activities

My main research interest is in understanding and describing complex systems, more specifically fluid-structure interactions and interactions between biology and the physical-chemical environment.

I like to work interdisciplinary to promote technology and knowledge transfer between research areas. Most of my work has been within aquaculture, with focus on good fish welfare and environmental effects of fish farming.

Aquaculture systems are complex and dynamic. To fully understand such systems we need to study how (flexible) fish farm components, the surrounding water body, chemical and physical quality of the environment, wild and farmed fish, marine fouling parasites/pathogens, fish farm activities and use of technological solutions interact with each other.

Other fields of interest include planktology, biological and chemical oceanography, integrated aquaculture and scientific method development.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Frank, Kevin; Gansel, Lars; Lien, Andreas Myskja; Birkevold, Jens. (2013) Effects of a shielding skirt for prevention of sea lice on the flow past stocked Salmon fish cages. ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering.
  • Gansel, Lars; Jensen, Østen; Endresen, Per Christian; Føre, Martin. (2013) Deformation of Nets With Bending Stiffness Normal to Uniform Currents. ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering.
  • Jensen, Østen; Gansel, Lars; Føre, Martin; Reite, Karl Johan; Jensen, Jørgen Haavind; Endresen, Per Christian. (2013) Oscillation of a Net Panel With Bending Stiffness. ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering.
  • Gansel, Lars; Jensen, Østen; Lien, Egil; Endresen, Per Christian. (2012) Forces On Nets With Bending Stiffness - an Experimental Study On the Effects Of Flow Speed and Angle Of Attack. 2012 Proceedings of the ASME 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2012): Volume 7.
  • Gansel, Lars; Rackebrandt, Siri; Oppedal, Frode; McClimans, Thomas. (2011) Flow fields inside stocked fish cages and the near environment. 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011) - Vol. I.