Erling is one of the founders of Project Hessdalen in 1983.
He was responsible for the science part in the field works of 1984 and 1985. He is the author of the final technical report from the field work 1984. https://old.hessdalen.org/reports/hpreport84.shtml
Erling has set up and run the automatic station Blue Box in Hessdalen since its start in 1998. This task is now at Magnus Holm.
Erling P. Strand has been one of the leaders in running Science camps for young students, every year since its start in 2002 until the Covid year.
He has been Project Hessdalen manager until Fred Pallesen got this position in early 2023. Erling P. Strand is now the chairman of the board on the new Project Hessdalen.
Erling P. Strand has participated a lot in the media. He has been part of more than 100 different TV shows, from news to talk shows and documentaries. He has participated in 120 different radio broadcasts, been a guest on more than 30 podcasts and had 180 presentations worldwide.
Erling P Strand has been on scientific expeditions outback Australis, Mexico and several in the USA and in Hessdalen.
He was the European representative of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) from 2007 to 2013, where the main task was to organize conferences in Europe for the SSE.
He is a consulting scientist at “the UFOdata.net”.
Norwegian representative of the “International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research (ICER)”.
He was also been one of the key personnel of the International Earthlight Alliance (IEA), as long as IEA was in operation.
Erling P. Strand was an assistant professor at the Østfold University College from 1988 until he retired in 2023. The main topic was to have lectures in computer science topics.