Vacant PhD position in satellite remote sensing of the cryosphere

A PhD position in satellite remote sensing of cryosphere is vacant at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway. The position will focus on development of methodology for use of CryoSat-2 radar altimeter data for Arctic land and sea ice studies. Furthermore, the PhD work will include analysis of CryoSat-2 data in combination with other satellite data such as SAR to study sea ice volume and fluxes in the Arctic. The PhD candidate will have opportunity to spend some of the time at the Nansen Center’s office in the Science Park in Longyearbyen. The work includes cooperation with UNIS at Svalbard, the Alfred Wegener Institute and other polar research institutes.

The candidate should have relevant background in oceanography, meteorology, sea ice or glaciology. It is an advantage if applicants have experience with satellite data, programming, data analysis or field work in polar regions.

The position is open for 3 years and will start as soon as possible. The salary is according to the Norwegian Research Council’s rates for PhD scholarships.

For more details about the position, contact director Stein Sandven (+4755205800; e-mail

Applications should be sent by e-mail, including attachments to before 15 October 2010.

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