Arctic and Marine Remote Sensing Studies

Develop, validate and apply remote sensing for use in ocean and sea ice studies, Greenland ice sheet variations, operational oceanography and climate research.

Description & Objectives

Research Description

Multidisciplinary research activities based on knowledge and expertise in satellite remote sensing, ocean acoustics, signal processing, electromagnetic radiation physics, sea ice physics, oceanography, boundary layer meteorology, air-sea-ice interaction and information technology for management and dissemination of satellite based information.

Develop and validate retrieval algorithms for ocean and sea ice parameters from various satellite Earth observation data, which in are used in studies of upper layer mesoscale ocean processes, air-sea-ice interaction, climate change studies and in operational oceanography.

Specific Research Objectives

  • To advance research and monitoring of upper ocean processes and dynamics by synergetic use of satellite, in-situ data and modelling.
  • To advance the retrieval algorithms for converting satellite data to geophysical quantities.
  • To strengthen the use of satellite and ocean acoustic data (remote sensing of the oceans) for ocean monitoring, model validations, data assimilation and prediction.
  • To study Essential Climate Variables with emphasis on high latitude and Arctic region and facilitate and stimulate high quality and original multidisciplinary satellite based Earth system research and education.

Staff

Name Area of Expertise
Anton Korosov
computer science
oceanography
remote sensing
sea ice
Antonio Bonaduce oceanography
Arash Azamifard
Applied machine learning
Computer science
Geostatistics
Artem Moiseev
oceanography
remote sensing
Espen Storheim acoustics
Florian Geyer oceanography
Hanne Sagen
acoustics
geo-sciences
mathematics
oceanography
Jiping Xie data assimilation
Johnny A. Johannessen
oceanography
remote sensing
Lasse H. Pettersson
ecology
oceanography
remote sensing
sea ice
Mohamed Babiker
geo-sciences
remote sensing
sea ice
Morten J. Stette
computer science
mathematics
physics
Roshin P. Raj oceanography
Sebastian H. Mernild geo-sciences
Stein Sandven
acoustics
oceanography
remote sensing
sea ice
Tor I. Olaussen
computer science
oceanography
Victoria Miles
ecology
remote sensing

Projects

FyB

  • Polar Acoustics and Oceanography

    Float Your Boat vil sette ut 400 trebåter på sjøisen i Arktis for å følge deres bevegelser med vind og havstrømmer fra Polhavet og ut i det Nordiskehavet som en del av skoleundervisning i naturfag.

Arktalas

  • The Arktalas project aims to remove knowledge gaps and advance the insight and quantitative understanding of sea ice, ocean and atmosphere interactive processes and their mutual feedback

UAK

  • Polar Acoustics and Oceanography, Scientific Data Management

    Useful Arctic Knowledge - Partnership for Research and Education funded by the INTPART program.

INTAROS

  • Climate Dynamics and Prediction, Polar Acoustics and Oceanography, Scientific Data Management

    INTAROS is a research and innovation action under the H2020-BG-09 call in 2016 and will run from 2016 to 2021.

NMDC

  • Scientific Data Management

    16 Norwegian institutions are establishing a research infrastructure NMDC that will provide seamless access to marine data, greatly increase the efficiency of marine science in Norway and facilitate the generation of high quality research.