Sebastian Gerland

Section leader oceans and sea ice / senior research scientist
Sebastian Gerland
+47 77750554
Tromsø
Norwegian Polar Institute
Publications
Projects

Current activities

  • N-ICE2015 (Norwegian Polar Institute)
  • Arctic Sea Ice Monitoring (Norwegian Polar Institute)
  • ID Arctic (Arktis 2030, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway)
  • CIRFA SFI (NFR, Research Council of Norway)
  • CORESAT (Combined remote and in situ study of sea ice thickness and motion in the Fram Strait; NFR, Research Council of Norway, Program Space research)
  • SWIPA follow up assessment (AMAP, Arctic Council)

Short movies documenting our Arctic fieldwork:

Arctic, Fram Strait 2012 (S. Gerland/M.F. Nesse): 2012 Fram Strait Cruise
Arctic, North of Svalbard 2010 (two time lapse movies, Ola Brandt, NPI): Ice floe work with RV Lanceand Night ride with RVLance

Career

  • Since 2002: Research scientist at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Sea ice and climate
  • 2000-2002, Research scientist at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Environmental Unit, Tromsø. Radioecology in the Arctic
  • 1997-2000, Research scientist at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Spectral reflectance of Snow and sea ice, Svalbard and Barents Sea
  • 1996-1997, EU-HCM fellow at the University College London, Department of Geological Sciences, Rock and Ice Physics Laboratory, Mechanical properties of ice
  • 1993-1996, post-doc scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany, Glaciology group
  • 1993, Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Bremen, Geosciences Department.

Areas of interest and expertise

  • Sea ice and climate research with focus on the Arctic, especially Fram Strait, Svalbard and Barents Sea
  • Sea ice thickness investigations, energy balance at the atmosphere-ice-ocean boundaries, sea ice growth and melt, sea ice drift, sea ice observation and mapping, remote sensing, glaciology
  • Experience from fieldwork in the Arctic and Antarctic since 1988