Petter Olsen, Nofima

Petter Olsen holds an M.Sc. in software engineering, applied mathematics and operational research from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 1986. Dr.philos in food traceability from University of Tromsoe, Norway, 2017. Senior scientist at department for Industrial Economics, has worked at Nofima since 1993. Works with applications of ICT in the food industry, especially related to information logistics, traceability, IoT, blockchain technology, authenticity, fraud, production management, simulation, sustainability and decision support systems. Serves as an adviser to FAO, EFSA, WWF, the EC, and several EU-funded projects on these subjects. Co-ordinator of the EU 5FP TraceFish project, the EU 7FP WhiteFish project, and several Nordic and national projects. WP leader in numerous national and international projects including EU 6FP TRACE, EU 7FP MareFrame and FoodIntegrity, and H2020 PrimeFish, ClimeFish, FarFish, Authent-Net, and EU-China-Safe. Author or co-author of 3 European standards (CWAs), 2 ISO standards (ISO 12875 and 12877) and more than 25 peer-refereed scientific publications.


Petter Olsen has investigated seafood fraud in Europe, wine fraud in China, has led the development work for the European standard CWA 17369 "Authenticity and fraud in the feed and food chain - Concepts, terms, and definitions", and is the main author behind the report "Applications, limitations, costs, and benefits related to the use of blockchain technology in the food industry" which is available at the website.

Topic of presentation:

Significance of the use of block chain technology in relation to managing vulnerability of food fraud.