Ocean and Sea Ice Remote Sensing

Group Leader: 
Antonio Bonaduce


About us

Advancing research and monitoring of upper ocean processes and dynamics by synergetic use of satellite and in situ data.

Research Objectives

  • Strengthen the use of available satellite and in situ ocean observations for ocean monitoring, model validation, data assimilation, and prediction.
  • Support the development of future observing platforms by advancing the interpretation of satellite data in terms of geophysical quantities (like wind, wave, and current).
  • Exploit synergetic (complementary and overlapping) observational coverage to understand upper ocean processes and dynamics across all available time and space scales.


Targets and Priorities

  • Advance the understanding of  sea level variability: combined use of altimetry, gravimetry, in-situ data and modelling
  • Develop innovative radial surface currents estimation based on Doppler shift measurements from Sentinel-1
  • Advance the understanding of the mesoscale upper ocean dynamics based on satellite sensor synergy
  • Improve the sea ice classification
  • Develop techniques for thermal noise removal in SAR images
  • Improve data handling, visualization and analyses tools (include AI & ML)


Name Area of Expertise
Adrien Perrin non-research
Antonio Bonaduce oceanography
Artem Moiseev
remote sensing
Fabio Mangini remote sensing
Johnny A. Johannessen
remote sensing
Lasse H. Pettersson
remote sensing
sea ice
Mohamed Babiker geo-sciences
Roshin P. Raj oceanography


Improving information on ocean surface currents observed from space

12.10.2022 - 08:00 Henrike Wilborn
Researchers at the Nansen Center and NORCE developed an algorithm that makes it possible to get more exact information on ocean surface currents, especially...

Successful PhD defence today - Weather and ocean impacts on sea-level changes in northern Europe

02.09.2022 - 14:45 Henrike Wilborn
Fabio Mangini has been part of the center’s remote sensing group for the past years, and today his degree is being awarded by the University of Bergen....

Measuring the sea level along the Norwegian coast from space

30.05.2022 - 13:00 Henrike Wilborn
PhD candidate Fabio Mangini (UiB/NERSC) recently published his second article, and his findings confirm that satellites can be used to reliably determine...

The IPCC climate reports' cousin: The CMEMS Ocean State Report!

23.11.2021 - 10:30 Henrike Wilborn
The IPCC reports are well known and focus on the Earth's climate with all its facets, but have you heard about the ocean equivalent? Changes in the ocean have...

Automatically detecting fast ice and stamukhi from space

26.10.2021 - 08:30 Henrike Wilborn
Denis Demchev (OSIRS group) and Valeria Selyuzhenok (Zubrov State Oceanographic Institute, Russia) recently published a study introducing a fully-automated...

Using reanalysis to detect eddies in the Mediterranean Sea

15.09.2021 - 14:00 Henrike Wilborn
A new study was published this week in Frontiers in Earth Science, “Ocean Mesoscale Variability: A Case Study on the Mediterranean Sea From a Re-Analysis...

Arctic sea ice melting leads to more intense monsoon rainfalls in India

14.07.2021 - 13:00 Henrike Wilborn
A new publication in the Nature Partner Journal "Climate and Atmospheric Science" is co-authored by NERSC researcher Roshin P. Raj in the Ocean and Sea Ice...

On improving ocean surface current investigations from space - Successful PhD defence today!

20.05.2021 - 16:30 Henrike Wilborn
Artem Moiseev, PhD candidate in our OSIRS group, successfully defended his PhD today! His degree is being awarded by the University of Bergen. Congratulations...

How are sea level and jet stream related?

23.03.2021 - 15:30 Henrike Wilborn
Our PhD candidate Fabio Mangini with the OSIRS group recently published his first paper! He worked on it together with Laurent Bertino (NERSC) and Jan Even Øie...

Aldri observert mindre sjøis i Arktis i begynnelsen av august

05.08.2019 - 15:20 Lasse Pettersson
Siden midten av juli i år har det aldri tidligere vært observert mindre total utbredelse av sjøis i Arktis. Fortsatt er det cirka en og en halv måned igjen av...