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.

Other Publications


  1. 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;


  1. Sandven S, Johannessen OM, Kloster K. Sea ice monitoring by Remote Sensing. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. Instrument and Application. [Internet]. 2006;Available from:
  2. 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.
  3. Sandven S, Johannessen OM. Towards operational sea ice monitoring services in the Arctic. European Operational Oceanography: Present and Future. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on EuroGOOS. 2006;
  4. Sagen H, Sandven S, Skarsoulis E, Kalogerakis M, Abrahamsen J, Skagen P, et al. The Fram Strait Tomography system - A Technical Layout. In the proceeding of DAMOCLES High Technology Instrumetation Training Course, Brest. 2006;


  1. Hamre T, Sandven S, Tuama EO. DISMAR: Data Integration System for Marine Pollution and Water Quality. 31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. St. Petersburg, Russia, June 20-24, 2005. 2005;
  2. Sandven S. New satellites for monitoring the polar environment. Nordic Space Activities. 2005;:8-11.