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.

Other Publications


  1. Alexandrov V, Volkov VA, Sandven S, Kloster K. SAR studies of sea ice and icebergs in the Eurasian Arctic. the third international conference “Earth from Space – the most effective solutions. 2008;:pp. 66-69.
  2. Sandven S. Forholdene rundt dannelse og smelting av nyis og skruis. In: Solberg, Knut Espen: Smeltende Arktis. 2008. p. 144-145.
  3. Alexandrov V, Volkov VA, Sandven S, Babiker M, Kloster K. Detection of Arctic icebergs on the base of satellite SAR. Abstracts of the 2-nd International Workshop on advances in SAR oceanography from ENVISAT and ERS missions (SEASAR2008), ESA ESRIN. 2008;:p.101.


  1. Sandven S, Kloster K, Dagestad K-F. Ice drift in the Fram Strait from ENVISAT ASAR data. Proceedings of ENVISAT Symposium, 23 27 April 2007, Montreux, Switzerland. 2007;
  2. Bobylev L, Shalina EE, Johannessen OM, Zabolotskikh E, Sandven S, Babina OO. Changes in the Arctic sea ice cover from passive microwave satellite measurements. Proceedings of Scientific Conference High Latitude Seas and Marine Cryosphere , 25 27 October 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia. 2007;
  3. Sagen H, Sandven S, Skarsoulis E, Piperakis G, Kalogerakis M, Worcester PF. DAMOCLES: The Fram Strait Acoustic tomography system. Proc. Int. Conf. Underwater Acoustic Measurements, J. Papadakis and L. Bjørnø (Eds.), Heraklion 2007. 2007;
  4. Sandven S, Hamre T. InterRisk, Interoperable GMES Services for Environmental Risk Management in Marine and Coastal Areas of Europe. Presentation at International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS) 2007 conference. 2007;
  5. Sandven S, Babiker M, Kloster K. Iceberg observations in the Barents Sea by Radar and Optical satellite images. Proceedings of ENVISAT Symposium, 23 27 April 2007, Montreux, Switzerland. 2007;