European conference of defence and the environment

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Speaker information

Carl Einar Amundsen, Norway

CEA has a PhD in Environmental Chemistry from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1993). He has been working at Norwegian Defence Estate Agency since 2012, where his main items of work has been PFCs and heavy metals at military air bases and training areas and firing ranges.

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Anne Mette Bräuner Lindof, Denmark

Anne Mette Bräuner Lindof is an environmental specialist at the Danish Defence Estates and Infrastructure Organisation (DDEIO). She has been working at DDEIO since 2007, with focus on environmental matters. Her responsibilities include consulting in regards to contaminated soil and water within the Danish Defence. She has been the initiator of PFAS substances screening for the Danish Defence. She has also experience with remediation projects, for instance the use of mobilization of NAPL using a blend of surfactant in combination with brine. Before joining DDEIO she worked as a consultant in environmental matters regarding drinking water quality. She is also educated as a firefighter and smoke Diver in the Royal Danish Navy. Ms. Lindof has a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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Åse Høiseter, Norway

Åse Høisæter, MSc: Senior Environmental Consultant at NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institutt) Project manager for NGIs PFAS projects. The project manager for all of the Oslo airport Gardermoens PFAS-projects. Involved in the environmental assessment of the PFAS contaminates sites at the aiport and the remidiation solutions. Quality assurance leader for PFAS at Bodø airport. Project manager for the research project Fate and transport of PFAS in saturated and unsaturated soil at NGI.

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Thomas Huemer, Germany

After graduating from Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen/Germany with a Diploma in Geology in 1991, the author started his professional career with a consulting firm. In 1993 he entered government service as a military geologist dealing with site remediation and geotechnical consulting. In 2004 he became section head of a section dealing with infrasturcture measures for German troops on missions abroad at the Federal Office for Defence Administration. From 2013 on he headed a section running the site remediation programm at the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Infrastructure, Environmental Protection and Services. Since 2014 he is an assistant branch chief at the Ministry of Defence in Bonn, responsible for soil and water protection/contaminations issues.

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Alexandra Lesage

After graduating from the University of Tehnology of Troyes in 2007, Alexandra LESAGE has worked in sustainable development consulting and communication services with major French companies for five years. In May 2012, she joined the French armament procurement agency (DGA) in the French Ministry of Armed Forces as a naval ecodesign expert. Since 2016, she is the leader expert of an ecodesign team of 10 experts dealing with hazardous substances, waste treatment and energy issues for new armament and R&D programs.

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Tiina Ryynänen, Finland

Tiina Ryynänen is working as an environmental planner at the Environmental Department of the Construction Establishment of the Finnish Defence Administration (CEDA). She has M.Sc in Environmental Technology from Lappeenranta University of Technology. Currently she is mainly working on chemical safety and management. She has been involved with the PFAS studies since 2015 when first investigations were conducted by the Finnish Defence Administration. 

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Venue

Viking Line m/s Mariella
Katajanokka ship terminal
Helsinki
Finland