• Environmental history of the deep sea
  • History of technology
  • History of science
  • Planetary data
  • Earth system science and human-environment relation from a historical perspective


KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment (Postdoctoral Researcher)


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
Ph.D. modern history: Elisabeth Mann Borgese - Deep Ideology
Project affiliation: NTNU Deep Sea Mining pilot


  • March 2022 – current: Norwegian delegation to the International Seabed Authority
    Reference group member
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Section for Treaty Law, Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea
  • May 2022 – September 2023: Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH)
    Visiting scholar – project: underwater technology
  • August 2021 – September 2023: OSEH Collaboratory: Media Seas of the High North Atlantic
    Collaboratory member
  • August 2019 – December 2019: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), Munich
    Visiting researcher – project: humanoid oceans
  • Postdoctoral researcher Department of Historical and Classical Studies Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    Research project: ‘Humanoid oceans – or an ocean of humanoids?’
    Project affiliation: HAVANSVAR Blue Humanities Initiative – NTNU Oceans



Meyer, Tirza. Elisabeth Mann Borgese and the Law of the Sea. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill | Nijhoff, 17 March 2022.

Lidström, Susanna; Meyer, Tirza; Peterson, Jesse. “The metaphor of ocean “health” is problematic: “the ocean we want” is a better term,” Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 9, 2022.

Meyer, Tirza. ‘The Deep Sea Floor as a Battleground for Justice?’, in Werle Dirk, Paul R. Boudreau et al. eds.: The Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Mann Borgese (1918-2002), Brill/Nijhoff, 2018, 128-133.

Forthcoming: Wickberg, Adam; Susanna Lidström; Amanda Lagerkvist; Tirza Meyer; Nina Wormbs; Johan Gärdebo; Sverker Sörlin; Sabine Höhler, ‘The mediated planet: datafication and the environmental SDGs’, Environmental Science & Policy. Under review – accepted with minor revisions.



The Mediated Planet: Claiming Data for Environmental SDGs (FORMAS).