Lasse Gullvåg Sætre


Lasse (born 1987) is a technologist and geographer from Norway. His degrees are earned from the University of Oslo. Today, he helps organizations understand performance and impact, often through aggregation and analysis of geospatial data. Earlier experiences from open source development, science journalism, web publishing, and teaching has given Lasse a comprehensive understanding of what he calls “heterogenous infrastructures“. He enjoys standards, modularity, and keeping it stupidly simple.

Work Experience

May 2022 – Present
Senior advisor
Research Council of Norway - Research finance
Portfolio management with the Enabling Technologies section, special responsibilities towards the innovation programme Digital Europe.
February 2021 – January 2022
Business analyst (temp)
Klassekampen AS - Daily newspaper
A temporary position extended to support their digital business processes.
February 2018 – January 2021
Sensonomic AS - Software company
Made spatial simulations for Sensonomic, who's satellite informed products create actionable insight for adaptive agriculture.
  • International project and consortium lead
  • Remote sensing and model construction
  • SaaS development
June 2017 – December 2017
Adviser (temp)
Norwegian Railway Directorate - Government agency
A temporary job with the Section for Investigations Management, providing learning processes and GIS insights.
January 2015 – November 2020
Guest lecturer, seminar leader, research assistant
University of Oslo -
Taught both method and theory courses as seminar leader. Did reporting, interviews, and arranged conferences as research assistant. Visited in 2019 and 2020 as guest lecturer.
  • Lectured master's level GIS
  • Horizon 2020 research assistant
  • Seminar leader in quantitative and GIS methodology courses
January 2014 – Present
Web developer and cartographer
Self employed - Lasse Gullvåg Sætre
Sole proprietorship with clients such as a top 10 Norwegian news site, Climate Lawsuite Norway, Oslo Children's Museum, Oslo Poetry Festival, among others.
January 2013 – May 2014
Freelance journalist
Forskningsrådet - Kilden - Scientific journal
Wrote articles on current Norwegian and European research in the field of gender studies.
October 2008 – May 2011
Founder and editor
Droidnytt.no - Tech news site
Met with Google folks before Android 1.0 and was hooked. Launched the first Norwegian site covering the platform, with an editorial staff of five, and a very slim budget.
January 2006 – January 2014
Quality assurance officer and planner
Get AS - Norwegian ISP, now Telia.
Found it wonderful to climb the corporate ladder, beginning as a service rep and ending as a resource planner.


  • Serious Shea - Forestry Assessment:
    Project lead Analyst

    Resource and collector group mapping for supply chain establishment. Projecting, in sourcing and contract negotiations. Satellite, surveys and interviews. Designed GIS for their SCM system.
  • Earth Observation for Decision Management:
    Consortium lead

    Integrating satellite data to improve agricultural development impact for the UN agency IFAD. Consortium of Europe's foremost remote sensing experts. In field trainings in Senegal. Top grades in final UN evaluation.
  • MaptimeOSL:

    Started local chapter of the global free map coding club. Since 2014 participants have included Kartverket, Norkart, Dagbladet, among several other commercial and public enterprises.
  • Open source projects:
    Designer Developer Community lead

    Got recruited to the free software movement in 2005 as a teen, and was quickly pulled to MIT to work on Ubuntu. Lots of international developer's conferences later, he continued to co-found and head community development for a smaller Linux distribution. Has enjoyed the FOSS space immensely ever since.


Tonsenveien 13E
Oslo 0587 NO
(+47) 4736 7460



GIS Expert
Remote sensing Python NetLogo
Social Science Expert
Innovation Markets Teaching
Journalism Advanced
Sci/Tec writer Editor Publisher
Web Dev Advanced
HTML/CSS Javascript Git & Devops


Translating Train Management to Norway
Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture
01 May 2017

Master's thesis about governing through timing and technology.

Beyond Sisyphus
Institute for Sociology and Human Geography
01 May 2015

Bachelor's thesis on changing spaces of production and their moral systems.




Lasse has strong analytical capabilities, is an innovative problem solver, and provided us with new perspectives.
Mikkel Ø. Haugen, CMO Klassekampen