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.

Project deputy leader of the following projects

Peer Review Publications and Books

58 total publications.

Other Publications


  1. Pettersson LH, Sandven S, Dalen Ø, Melentyev VV, Babich N. Satellite radar ice monitoring for navigation of a tanker convoy in the Kara Sea. Referee proceedings of the 10th international Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE-2000) May 28 -june 2 2000. 2000;1:691-697.
  2. Johannessen OM, Sandven S, Pettersson LH. Development of ice monitoring and forecasting in European Arctic. Proceedings from General Assembly EGS, Nice, France, April 25-29 2000. 2000;
  3. Sandven S, Johannessen JA, Kloster K, Hamre T, Sætre HJ. Satellite studies of ocean fronts and eddies for deepwater development in the Norwegian Sea. Referee Proceedings of the 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2000) Seattle, USA May 28-June 2 2000. 2000;
  4. Johannessen OM, Sandven S. SAR research and its application for coastal management. In proceeding from the PORSEC conference, Goa, India 5-8 December 2000. 2000;
  5. Johannessen OM, Sandven S, Furevik BR. Wind Energy Mapping using Synthetic Aperture Radar (WEMSAR). CERSAT News special issue "Ocean Winds", Workshop on present and emerging remote sensing methods, Brest, France 19-21 June and in Advances in Wind Energy RTD - From FP4 towards FP5. 3-5 May, Contractor´s Meeting, National Technical Univ. of Athens. 2000;
  6. Pettersson LH, Sandven S, Dalen Ø, Melentyev VV, Babich N, Hamre T. Satellite ice monitoring for navigation of an ice-going tanker in the Kara Sea. Paper presented at EurOCEAN 2000, The European Conference on Marine Science and Ocean Technology, Hamburg, Germany Aug 29.-Sep 2. 2000. 2000;
  7. Johannessen OM, Sagen H, Sandven S, Hobæk HH, Hasselmann K, Maier-Reimer E, et al. Acoustic monitoring of ocean climate in the Arctic (AMOC). Proceedings from the PORSEC conference, Goa, India 5-8 Dec. 2000 and in Proc. of the Fifth European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, ECUA 2000, Lyon, France 2000. 2000;