The Team

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Atle Sørensen works in the Division for Remote Sensing and Data Managment at the Norwegien Meteorological Institute. He has worked within remote sensing since 2012, mostly with sea ice concentration derived from passive microwave satellite data.


Expertise:
Remote Sensing, Sea Ice

Frode Dinessen works in the Division for Remote Sensing and Data Management at MET-Norway in Tromsø. He has been working with satellite remote sensing data since 1997. Currently his main research focus is on development of a operational multi-sensor sea ice concentration product by combining satellite data from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and passive microwave radiometers. He is also engaged in development of a national data hub for Sentinel data. Additionally, he is the deputy of the Sea Ice Thematic Assembling Center providing operational sea ice products to the EU Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS)


Expertise:
GIS, Remote Sensing, Sea Ice

Ketil Isaksen is based at the Division for Model and Climate Analysis in Oslo and is a permafrost specialist at MET Norway. Isaksens primary area of interest and expertise are related to permafrost and climatology, including permafrost thermal response and sensitivity to climate change and extreme events, the application of long-term monitoring and geophysical methods in frozen ground, physical processes in the cryosphere and climate change and variability in mountain regions and in the Arctic. Currently he is leading the Svalbard climate module in the project COAT (Climate Ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra (2016-)) and is MET Norways primary scientific contact for the SIOS InfraNOR project (Infrastructure development of the Norwegian node (2018-)). Isaksen is the National Focal Point for Norway for Global Cryosphere Watch and National Correspondent for the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost.


Expertise:
Arctic Climate, Mountain Climate, Permafrost

Mari Anne Killie works in the Division for Remote sensing and data management at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. She has a Ph. D. in astrophysics (2006) from the University of Oslo, and has been working on remote sensing of snow since 2007.


Expertise:
Remote Sensing, Snow

Nick Hughes is leader of the Norwegian Ice Service and is based at the Division for Forecasting in Tromsø and is responsible for the daily operation of the Ice Service and for project management including the development of new data processing algorithms and information services. Hughes has 21 years experience in Arctic and Antarctic research including 15 field campaign. Currently he is Coordinator for the EC Horizon 2020 research project Key Environmental monitoring for Polar Latitudes and European Readiness (KEPLER), and Work Package Leader for the Polar Use Case in From Copernicus Big Data to Extreme Earth Analytics (ExtremeEarth). Hughes is the creator of the new QGIS-based ice charting system Bifrost


Expertise:
GIS, Remote Sensing, Sea Ice

Øystein Godøy is Head of Division for Remote Sensing and Data Management. His educational background is within satellite remote sensing (meteorology) and climate analysis (oceanography). Godøy is seating the SAON/IASC Arctic Data Committee representing WMO, is data manager within the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) and seats the WMO Global Cryosphere Watch Steering Group.


Expertise:
Arctic Climate, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Snow

Penelope Wagner is based at the Norwegian Ice Service in the Division for Forecasting in Tromsø. Penelope works on the validation, evaluation and assists with assimilation of remote sensing data products for operational use and to aid in sea ice monitoring and forecasts. Since 2006, she has been working with remote sensing applications to observe sea ice using optical, hyperspectral, scatterometer and passive microwave data for both planetary (Mars) and Earth Observation. She is currently focused on how the use of multi-polarisation and multi-frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and optical sensors can aid and support operational monitoring for sea ice characteristics including type (stage of development). Additionally, she has been involved in integrating stakeholder and end-user needs in order to improve the accuracy of sea ice products for navigational safety and for use in research as supplementary data products. She also assists in developing geospatial analysis tools. She is a participant on the EU Horizon 2020 research project, Arctic Search and Rescue (ARCSAR), and Work Package Leader for the Key Environmental monitoring for Polar Latitudes and European Readiness (KEPLER).


Expertise:
Remote Sensing, Sea Ice

Signe Aaboe works in the section of Remote Sensing and Data Management at MET-Norway. She received her M.Sc. in physics-geophysics from University of Copenhagen and has a Ph.D. in Arctic physical oceanography (2008) from University of Bergen. Since 2013 she has worked as a remote sensing sea ice scientist with focus on sea ice properties retrieved from passive microwave radiometers and scatterometers. Currently classification of different sea ice types and classes. She is engaged in the development of operational sea ice monitoring services (EUMETSAT OSI SAF, CMEMS) as well as developments of long term sea ice climate data records (EU Copernicus C3S).


Expertise:
Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Sea Ice

Signe Alvarstein has been with the ice service at Norwegian Meteorological institute for more than 20 years. She is one of the Ice analyst responsible for the daily production of the operational ice charts in Tromsø.


Expertise:
Sea Ice Analyst
Expertise:
Remote Sensing, Sea Ice, Snow

Thomas Lavergne is at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute in Oslo. Thomas is engaged in several operational polar sea ice monitoring services including EUMETSAT OSI SAF, Copernicus Marine, and Climate Change Services (CMEMS, C3S) for which he processes satellite Passive Microwave data into maps of sea ice concentration, and sea ice drift. His main interest is in designing and improving algorithms,  to yield better operational sea ice products. Thomas is also engaged in preparing future satellite missions, namely the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR, cimr.eu). Meet also Thomas on Twitter: @lavergnetho.


Expertise:
Remote Sensing, Sea Ice

Trond Robertsen ice analyst at The Norwegian Iceservice and meteorological consultant at the Meteorological Institute in Tromsoe. Several periods on the arctic islands Hopen and Bear Island, iceberg scouting in Baffin Bay, educational training for students at University of Cape Town, participant for lectures in "Polar Code" at The Arctic University of Northern Norway Tromso.

 


Expertise:
Sea Ice Analyst

Trygve Halsne is based in Bergen and works in the Department of Remote Sensing and Data Management in the R&D division. He is mainly focusing on the distribution of Sentinel data in Norway and on data services.


Expertise:
GIS, Remote Sensing, Sea Ice