Kevin Noone

Thriving Earth Exchange Advisory Board

Dr. Kevin Noone

Director, Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Kevin Noone has a background in Chemical Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Oceanography, Meteorology Atmospheric Physics. He has been on the faculty at both Stockholm University in Sweden and the University of Rhode Island in the U.S. From 2004-2008 he was the Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). He currently has joint appointments at the Department of Applied Environmental Science and the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, and is Director of the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS) at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His primary research interests are in the area of atmospheric chemistry & physics, the effects of aerosols and clouds on air quality and the Earth’s climate, and Sustainability Science. Kevin has headed up of a number of large international field experiments, and is (or has been) a member of a number of international committees and boards. He chaired the European Academies Science Advisory Council’s Environment Steering Panel from 2008-2012, and is currently vice-chair of the International Group of Funding Agencies (IGFA), and is a member of the Transdisciplinary Advisory Board for the European Joint Programming Initiative “Climate”. Kevin is active in conveying science to stakeholders and the general public. He regularly gives presentations and short courses on climate and sustainability issues for non-science audiences.