Paul Wassmann was born in Germany, but spend his adult life in northern Norway. He is a professor in marine ecology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway. He has extensively worked with ecosystem functioning in all European seas, but particularly in the ice-covered waters in the European Arctic, focusing upon the consequences of climate warming. Wassmann has been leading a range of research projects, a PhD school, various national and international networks and contributed to an integrative understanding of Arctic marine ecosystems. He studied also basic psychology and has frequently attended lectures at C. G. Jung Institute in Küsnacht, Switzerland. Based upon analytical psychology and cultural history he frequently lectured about Germanic mythology.