Biography

Dolly Jørgensen, an environmental historian at Umeå University, Sweden, has written on medieval forestry, medieval urban sanitation, modern conversion of offshore oil structures into artificial reefs, and environmentalism in science fiction. She is currently researching animal reintroduction in Norway and Sweden.

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In March 1995, after several years of study, the oil company Esso proposed to the Norwegian government that they be allowed to sink the steel understructure of an offshore platform named Odin after its petroleum production days were over. This pilot project offered the possibility to determine the viability of turning offshore oil structures …

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