Stein Sandven

Job Position: 
Research Director
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Stein Sandven

Research interests

The research activities are mainly in the areas of remote sensing of sea ice and oceanographic processes including ocean acoustics.   In sea ice research data from different types of satellite sensors are used for studies of sea ice classification, drift, thickness and processes such as leads, polynyas and ridges. Validation of sea ice remote sensing data uses data from in situ observations. The research is focused on development of operational observing systems for the Arctic seas using both satellite, in situ, and underwater sensors.

Peer Review Publications and Books

58 total publications.


  1. Sandven S, Johannessen OM. Sea ice monitoring by Remote Sensing. In: Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment (ed. J. Gower), Manual of Remote Sensing. 2006. p. 241-283.


  1. Shuchman R, Onstott R, Johannessen OM, Sandven S, Johannessen JA. Processes at the ice edge The Arctic. Chapter 18. In: Synthetic Aperture Radar. Marine User s Manual. 2004. p. 373-396.
  2. Shuchman RA, Onstott RG, Johannessen OM, Sandven S, Johannessen JA. Processes at the ice edge - The Arctic. In: SAR Marine Users Manual, Chapter 18. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2004. p. 373-395.


  1. Johannessen OM, Sandven S. Monitoring of the Arctic Ocean. In: Referee paper in \"Operational oceanography - Extending the limits of predicatbility\". Proceedings of the 2nd EuroGOOS International Conference, Rome, 11-13 March, 1999. Elsevier Oceanography Series 66. 2002.
  2. Johannessen JA, Sandven S, Durand D. Earth Science - Oceanography. In: A Century of Space Science. 2002. p. 1585-1622.


  1. Sandven S, Johannessen OM, Kloster K. Sea Ice Monitoring. In: Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. 1999.

Other Publications


  1. Hamre T, Groom S, Sandven S. Interoperable GMES services for environmental risk management in marine and coastal areas. In: Proceedings of the 5th EuroGOOS Conference, Coastal to Global Operational Oceanography: Achievements and Challenges. Exeter, May 2008: 2010.
  2. Sandven S. Fram Sea Ice area transport 1950-2010. In: IPY - OsloScience Conference. Oslo, 8-12 June, 2010: 2010.
  3. Kloster K, Sandven S, Wåhlin J. Ice Motion and Ice Area Flux in the Fram Strait. In: ESA Living Planet Symposium. Bergen, Norway 28.June - 2.July 2010.: 2010.