Polona Itkin

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Research Summary

Dr. Itkin specializes in studying sea ice motion and mass balance. In her work she combines data from in-situ observations, numerical models, and satellite and airborne remote sensing products. Her latest focus has been sea ice deformation and its impact on the sea ice mass balance.



Researcher, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, 2018 - present.

Post-doctoral researcher, Norwegian Polar Institute (Norway), 2014 – 2018.

Post-doctoral researcher, Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany), 2013 – 2014.

Graduate student researcher, Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany), 2009 – 2013.

Assistant researcher at Otto-Schmidt Laboratory, Saint Petersburg (Russia) 2008-2009.


Professional Preparation

Ph.D. Geosciences, Jacobs University Bremen (Germany), 2014

M.S. Applied Marine and Polar Science, Saint Petersburg State University (Russia) and University of Bremen (Germany), 2009

B.S. Geography, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2006