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Josefsen is a Researcher at the University of Lapland, responsible for generating a research portfolio, preparing roadmaps, managing and coordinating joint funding opportunities, and project development with funding organizations and networks, relevant ministries, and the European Commission, taking an active role in academic collaborations and developing strategic partnerships from a research perspective.

Josefsen has participated in the marine and offshore industry within cutting-edge design and construction. He has investigated marine structures, hydrodynamics, and public procurement and contract management at the EU level. His public procurement research has proposed advanced triangulation strategies and risk anticipation methods to optimize the system and reduce corruption acts.

Josefsen's research at the University of Lapland supports developing new capabilities for the future version of the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure within public procurement and its contractual area, implementing transparency, sustainability, security, interoperability, and robustness. The research aims to go beyond what current blockchain solutions can offer by developing smart contracts and other relevant functions to provide market-based solutions.

Ongoing Research Projects: Serves as an Expert and Research Collaborator in the RegionArts Consortium, which Interreg Europe funds the project, and is an Expert Member and Researcher in the Professions in Arctic Societies (ProSoc) team, both projects at the University of Lapland.

Field of science

  • Administrative science
  • Public law


  • Public management
  • Blockchain technology
  • Project management
  • Marine-Offshore technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Smart contracts


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