The panel assesses whether the import, keep and release of alien organisms may pose a risk to biodiversity in Norway. Other conditions that can affect biological diversity are also included in the group's work.
Gaute Velle (chair)
Erlend B. Nilsen
Eva B. Thorstad
Lars Robert Hole
Silje Lund Sørlund
Paul Ragnar Berg
Assessing risk means assessing how likely it is that a hazard we know leads to injury. In addition, we need to assess how serious the injury is.
VKM is appointed by the Ministry of Health and Care Services. VKM is organized as an independent body, fulfilling the national requirement for independent, transparent and open scientific risk assessments.
Risk assessments in VKM follow current international standards and methodology in the respective fields of responsibility for VKMs panels.