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Charlotte Bay Hasager Charlotte Bay Hasager is senior scientist at Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, DTU in the Wind Energy Division. Charlotte has a master degree in physical geography from 1992 at the University of Copenhagen and has in years 1992 to 1996 written a Ph.D. thesis on satellite images and the exchange of energy and water vapor between the surface and the atmosphere. During the Ph.D. Charlotte visited for six months the Pennsylvania State University, Department of Meteorology in the USA. In recent years Charlotte has worked on satellite radar images for mapping ocean winds. This is particularly exciting in relation to the large new offshore wind farms. Charlotte is coordinating the project Satellite Eye for Galathea 3. More information on my research projects here
Leif Toudal Pedersen Leif Toudal Pedersen was associate professor in microwave remote sensing at DTU Space. Leif has a master degree in microwave engineering from the Technical University in Denmark (DTU) from 1982 and a Ph.D. from 1991 on microwave remote sensing from satellite. Through the years Leif has worked on satellite observations of sea ice from microwave satellite images as well as many other satellites. Leif has a large international cooperation both with European and American partners. Leif was responsible for the database with satellite images for the Satellite Eye project.
Jacob L. Høyer Jacob L. Høyer is scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). Jacob has a master degree in oceanography from 1999 from the University of Copenhagen and Jacob has written a Ph.D. thesis in 2002 about the use of satellite images of the height of the sea surface, ocean waves and sea surface temperatures. Jacob is working on the calculation of ocean sea surface temperatures from various satellites including optical thermal and microwave data. Jacob has developed a routine to interpolate in areas with missing data due to e.g. cloud cover. In the project Satellite Eye Jacob is responsible for the satellite-based ocean sea surface temperature maps. More info here
Peter Viskum Jørgensen Peter Viskum Jørgensen worked as a researcher at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). Peter has a M.Sc. degree in Geography from Copenhagen University in 1993 and a Ph.D from 2000 in remote sensing and marine optics, more specifically on the application of using satellitedata/measurements for determining the ocean colour, and the relations which can be deducted herefrom. This encompasses the content of algae, other suspended material, and of dissolved organic matter (Gelbstoff). In the Satellite Eye project Peter is responsible for producing maps of algae concentrations determined using MERIS data from the ENVISAT satellite.
Niels Kristian Højerslev Niels Kristian Højerslev is associate professor in oceanography at the Niels Bohr Instituttet at University in Copenhagen. Niels has a master degree in oceanography from 1971 and a Ph.D. degree from 1973 on physical oceanography. Niels also holds a doctorate degree from 1986 on the optical properties of sea water. This concerns methods to map the chlorophyll content in the ocean in the near surface layer. Niels is teaching physical oceanography and has written textbooks on the subject. In the project Satellite Eye Niels will explain the physics of the ocean and the optical properties of the ocean color seen from satellite. More info here
Michael Schultz Rasmussen Michael Schultz Rasmussen was associate professor in remote sensing and physical geography at the Institute of Geography at University of Copenhagen. Michael has a master degree in geography from 1989 and he has written a Ph.D. thesis in 1996 on the use of satellite images for the mapping of agriculture in Senegal. Michael was also director of Geographic Resource Analysis & Sciences Ltd. (GRAS) which is a cooperation between Institute of Geography and DHI. GRAS is specialized in advanced satellite image processing and use of Geographical Information System (GIS). Michael is teaching on satellite image analysis from many satellites from both optical and radar instruments for applied use both on land and at seas, including third world countries.
Peter Brøgger Sørensen Peter Brøgger Sørensen was lecturer at Aabenraa Statsskole. At the same time Peter is working as consultant for ESA/EDUSPACE web school on Earth Observation from satellites. ESA is the European Space Agency. Peter has a master degree in geology and geography from University in Aarhus from 1968. Peter has been involved in the development and use of e-based education for several years both in Denmark and internationally. In the project Satellite Eye Peter is responsible for the planning of the educational material.
Jürg Lichtenegger Jürg Lichtenegger (Swiss nationality). Jürg studied at the Department of Geography University Zurich/Switzerland and did his PhD thesis on Multitemporal Landsat MSS analysis in an agricultural area. From 1982 to 2003 he served as an Engineer and Senior Engineer for Earth Observation in ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. Since June 2003 retired from ESA, he continues as a freelance expert and ESA consultant for Earth observation for ESA and other international organizations in education projects and teaching courses worldwide. He is assisting very actively in the continuation of the ESA educational website Earth observation for secondary schools EDUSPACE and all related project, such as Galathea 3. Dr. Jürg Lichtenegger, email:  and In the project Satellite Eye Jürg is responsible for the ordering and processing of images from the Envisat and from other satellites and for the educational material concerning radar data.
Merete Bruun Christiansen Merete Bruun Christiansen is scientist at Risoe DTU in the Wind Energy Division. Merete has a master degree in physical geography from 2002 from the University of Copenhagen and has in the years 2002 to 2006 written a Ph.D. thesis on satellite images and offshore wind energy. During her Ph.D. Merete was visiting the Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory in the USA for 4 months. Merete will develop satellite-based methods for estimation of the CO2–exchange between air and sea in the CarbonCycleProject. During the Galathea-expedition she will investigate how well winds, exchange rates, sea surface temperatures, salinity and possibly CO2 –concentrations in ocean can be estimated from satellite. Merete will be responsible for observations on meteorology and CO2-observations while onboard Vædderen from Accra to Cape Town and from St. Thomas to Boston, in total around 3 weeks. Merete contributes with satellite SAR vind kort in the project Satellite Eye.
Lotte Nyborg Lotte Nyborg is employed in GRAS A/S Lotte is educated in Physical GEography at the Institute for Geography and Geology specialized in hydrology and satellite image analysis. In GRAS Lotte is responsible for the daily sale og satellite images including QuickBird and Ikonos data. Furthermore she is involved in a long series of analysis and applications of satellite images for e.g. historiscal coastal analysis, flood mapping and vegetation- and land use mapping. In Satellite Eye Lotte is working on very high resolution satellite images in particular.
Ole B. Andersen Ole B. Andersen is senior research scientist at the Danish National Space Center, in the D epartment for Geodesy and Remote Sensing. He has a major scientific production within the use of satellite altimetry for geodetic and oceanographic purposes. He has a M.Sc. in geophysics and a Ph. D. within ocean tide modelling (1996), and is a member of science working teams associated with the NASA-CNES TOPEX/POSEIDON and Jason-1 satellite missions. Ole Andersen is assistant secretary general within the International Association of Geodesy and member of several international study groups within the field of satellite altimetry. He has participated in several national and international projects and worked during 1994 as a guest scientist at the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, UK. During 1998 he was a guest scientist at the CSIRO Marine Laboratory and the Antarctic Commonwealth Research centre in Hobart, Australia and in 2005 he worked with the NASA / GSFC in Washington DC. Ole is responsible for Satellite Eyes images of ocean depth, earth quakes and gravity.
Roberto Saldo Roberto Saldo, scientist at DTU Space. Roberto is educated civil engineer at the Denmark Technical University (DTU) and has through the years work on different international projects with development and implementation of systems for publication and practical use of satellite images, in particular for sea ice applications. Roberto is responsible for the production of satellite images from data delivered among others the DMI and mainteneance of the satellite image database.
Torben Pallesen Jensen Torben Pallesen Jensen is lecturer in geography, history and IT at Langkær Gymnasium og HF and he is web-master. Torben develops educational material jointly with three other lecturers in the company Edugis.
Karin Mørk Iversen Karin Mørk Iversen is lecturer at Kolding Gymnasium, HF og IB. Karin Mørk Iversen is educated in social sciences, geography and russian language and she holds a master in ICT and learning from Aalborg University. Karin develops educational material jointly with three other lecturers in the company Edugis.
Karl-Erik Christensen Karl-Erik Christensen is lecturer in geography and history at Silkeborg Gymnasium . Karl-Erik develops educational material jointly with three other lecturers in the company Edugis.
Troels Arnved Troels Arnved was a Satellite Eye developer at DTU Space. Troels graduated from Ingrid Jeseprsens Gymnasium in 2006 and expects to start the Design and Innovation education at DTU in 2007. Troels developed Oersted-DTU's Satellite Eye web- and Google Earth pages. Troels was our Google Earth kml specialist.
Søren Andersen Søren Andersen is a scientist and developer at DMI. Søren is educated in oceanography from University of Copenhagen 1996. Søeren has worked on the development of sea surface temperatures and sea ice observations from satellites for use in e.g. weather- and ocean models.The work has focused on elimination of the effect of the atmosphere to the satellite observations. Søren is working for Satellite Eye with the sea surface temperature maps.
Rune Midjord Nielsen Rune Midjord Nielsen was the Satellite Eye working at the Niels Bohr Institute, institute of physics at the University of Copenhagen. Rune has formerly worked as an A.D. assistant in the advertising business and is today a Master student in statistical physics. Rune was responsible for graphics and layout of the cases and projects that are produced under the Niels Bohr Institute.
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