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Details of Prof. Stein Sandven   


Gender male
Job title Research Director
Department Polar Environmental and Remote Sensing Department
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center ( NERSC)
Thormøhlensgt. 47 Bergen N-5006
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center Thormøhlensgt. 47
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Degree Cand real
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Physical Oceanography , Physical Oceanography
Research Activities Activities are focussed on oceanographic topics such as eddies, fronts, internal waves, ice edge processes and deep convection. The oceanographical studies include ocean acoustics and acoustical observing systems. Activities with focus on satellite remote sensing are dealing with sea ice observations with different types of sensors, sea ice classification, sea ice drift, and validation of sea ice remote sensing with in situ observations. Recently, papers have been published on development of operational observing systems for the Arctic using both satellite, in situ, and underwater sensors. Activities also include teaching of students at UNIS and supervision of Master and PhD candidates.
Research Region Arctic and Subarctic regions, North Atlantic
Skills/Expertise The main fields of expertise include: marine and polar remote sensing, polar and coastal oceanography using field data in combination with satellite data, sea ice research with emphasis on remote sensing methodology using passive microwave data, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), optical and infrared radiometer data, combined with in situ data
Comments Stein Sandven has been leader of more that 60 research projects since 1992. He has been coordinator of 14 EU projects, of which 4 are ongoing (2011). He has established extensive cooperation with Russian scientists in Arctic climate research, ocean and sea ice research and in satellite earth observation. Many of the ongoing Arctic projects have therefore Russian participation. He has also been instrumental in establishing the Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (Arctic ROOS) which has 16 member institutions form 9 countries. The objective of Arctic ROOS is to develop and implement operational monitoring and forecasting systems in the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas (www.arctic-roos.org). In recent years he has conducted a series of projects for offshore companies planning to start oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters. The companies include StatoilHydro, Total, Shell and Shtokman Development AG. From 2009 he has been involved in development of the Svalbard Integrated Observing System (SIOS) which is an EU research infrastructure preparatory phase project. From 2011 he is coordinator of the SEALEV project (Sea Level Change and Ice Sheet Dynamics) in the new Centre for Climate Dynamics in Bergen. He became director of the Nansen Center from 01 January 2010.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Prof. Stein SANDVEN)

Johannessen, O. M., S. Sandven, K. Kloster, L. H. Pettersson, V. V. Melentyev, L. P. Bobylev and K. Ya. Kondratyev. ERS-1/2 SAR monitoring of dangerous ice phenomena along the western part of the Northern Sea Route. Int. J. Remote Sensing, Vol. 18, No. 12, 2477-2481, 1997.
Alexandrov, V, S. Sandven, J. Wåhlin and O. M. Johannessen. The relation between sea ice thickness and freeboard in the Arctic. The Cryosphere, 4, 373-380, 2010 (www.the-cryosphere.net/4/373/2010/) (doi :10.5194/tc-4-1-2010).
Dushaw B., Au W, Beszczynska-Möller A., Brainard R, Cornuelle B. D., Duda T., Dzieciuch M., Forbes A., Freitag L., Gascard J-C., Gavrilov A., Gould J., Howe B., Jayne S. R., Johannessen O. M., Lynch J. F., Martin D., Menemenlis D., Mikhalevsky P., Miller J. H., Moore S. E., Munk W. H., Nystuen J., Odom R. I., Orcutt J., Rossby T., Sagen H., Sandven S., Simmen J., Skarsoulis E., Southall B., Stafford K., Stephen R., Vigness-Raposa K. J., Vinogradov S., Wong K. B., Worcester P. F., Wunsch C. A Global Ocean Acoustic Observing Network. Community White Paper, OceanObs09, Venice Italy, 21-25 Sept. 2009.
Breivik, L.-A., T. Carrieres, S.Eastwood, A.Fleming, F. Girard-Ardhuin, J. Karvonen, R. Kwok, W. N. Meier, M. Mäkynen, L.Toudal Pedersen, S. Sandven, M. Similä, R. Tonboe. Remote sensing of sea ice. Community White Paper, OceanObs09, Venice Italy, 21-25 Sept. 2009.
Sandven, S. Sea ice monitoring in European Arctic Seas using a multisensor approach. Chapter in the book “Remote Sensing of the European Seas” (Eds. Barale and Gade) Springer Science and Business Media B. V., 2008, pp. 487 – 498.
Alexandrov, V.Y., V.A. Volkov, S. Sandven, M. Babiker, K. Kloster (2008). Detection of Arctic icebergs on the base of satellite information. Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 3, pp. 44-55 [in Russian].
Johannessen O. M., V. Yu Alexandrov, I. Ye. Frolov, S. Sandven, M. Miles, L. H. Pettersson, L. P. Bobylev, K. Kloster, V. G. Smirnov, E. U. Mironov and N. G. Babich. Polar Seas Oceanography, Remote Sensing of Sea ice in the Northern Sea Route: Studies and Applications. Praxis Springer, 2007, 472 pp.
Sandven, S. and O. M. Johannessen, Sea ice monitoring by Remote Sensing, chapter 8, pp 241 – 283, in Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment (ed. J. Gower), Manual of Remote Sensing, Third Edition, Volume 6, Published by American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2006, Maryland, USA, 338 pp.
Sandven, S., O.M. Johannessen: Towards operational sea ice monitoring services in the Arctic. Referee paper in European Operational Oceanography: Present and Future. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on EuroGOOS. Edited by H.Dahlin, N.C. Flemming, P. Marchand, S.E. Petersson. 2006.
Alexandrov V.Y., Johannessen O.M., and Sandven S. Satellite SARs. SAR sea ice monitoring in the Arctic. Chapters 9.1.1. and 9.1.2 in: A. Pasmurov and J. Zinoviev “Radar Imaging and Holography”. Stevenage, Herts, UK, The Institution of Electrical Engineers, Michael Faraday House, 2005, p. 191-204.
Shuchman, R., R. Onstott, O. M. Johannessen, S. Sandven and J. A. Johannessen. Processes at the ice edge – The Arctic. Chapter 18, pp. 373-396 in Synthetic Aperture Radar. Marine User’s Manual (Eds. Jackson, C. R. and J. R. Apel), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, September 2004, 464 pp.
Alexandrov, V. Y., S. Sandven, K. Kloster, L. P. Bobylev and Z. V. Zaitsev. Comparison of sea ice signatures in OKEAN and RADARSAT radar images for the northeastern Barents Sea. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, December 2004.
Johannessen, O. M., H. Sagen, S. Sandven and K. V. Starke. Hotspots in Ambient Noise casued by Ice-Edge eddies in the Greenland and Barents Seas. IEEE Jour. Oceanic Engineering, Vol. 28 , No. 2, 212 – 228, 2003.
Johannessen, J. A., S. Sandven and D. Durand. Earth Science Oceanography, Chapter 65, “Oceanography” in The Century of Space Science, Kluwer Academic Publishers , 2001, pp. 1858 – 1622.
Johannessen, O. M., S. Sandven, A. D. Jenkins, D. Durand, L.H. Pettersson, H. Espedal, G. Evensen and T. Hamre. Satellite Observation in Operational Oceanography. Coastal Engineering, 41, 155 - 176, 2000.
Sandven, S, O. M. Johannessen and K. Kloster. Sea ice monitoring by Remote Sensing. Article in Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. Instrument and Application. Copyright © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a2320. Article Online Posting Date: September 15, 2006. (http://mrw.interscience.wiley.com/emrw/9780470027318/eac/article/a2320/current/abstract)
Sandven, S, O. M. Johannessen, Martin Miles, Lasse H. Pettersson and K. Kloster. Barents Sea seasonal ice zone features and processes from ERS-1 SAR. J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 104, No. C7, p. 15843 – 15857, July 15, 1999.
Johannessen, O. M. and S. Sandven. Monitoring of the Arctic Ocean. In Operational Oceanography, Implementation at the European and Regional Scales. Proceedings from the Second international Conference on EuroGOOS, 11 – 13 March 1999, Rome, Italy , pp. 165 – 177, Elsevier Oceanography Series, 66, 2002
Johannessen, O. M., A. M. Volkov, V. D. Grischenko, L. P. Bobylev, S. Sandven, K. Kloster, T. Hamre, V. Asmus, V. G. Smirnov, V. V. Melentyev and L. Zaitsev. ICEWATCH - Ice SAR monitoring of the Northern Sea Route. In “Operational Oceanography. The Challenge for European Co-operation” (Editor in Chief: J. H. Stel). Proceeedings of the First International Conference on EuroGOOS, 7 -11 October 1996, The Hague, The Netherlands. Elsevier Oceanography Series, No. 62, 1997, pp. 224 - 233.
Johannessen, O. M., S. Sandven, L. H. Pettersson, M. Miles, K. Kloster, V. V. Melentyev, L. P. Bobylev and K. Ya. Kondratyev. Near-real time sea ice monitoring in the Northern Sea Route using ERS-1 SAR and DMSP SSM/I microwave data. Acta Astronautica, Vol. 38, Nos 4-8, pp. 457 - 465, 1996.
Melentyev, V. V., K. Ya Kondratiev, L. P. Bobylev, Yu. F. Glushko, O. M. Johannessen, S. Sandven, L. H. Pettersson and K. Kloster. The use of ERS-1/2 radar images for improving hydrometeorological support of navigation in the western part of the Northern Sea Route in 1993 - 1996. Russian Meteorology and Hydrology, No. 5, pp. 61 - 67, 1997.
Bogdanov, A., S. Sandven, O. M. Johannessen, V. Yu. Alexandrov and L. P. Bobylev. Multisensor approach to automated classification using sea ice image data. IEEE Trans. Geosc. Rem. Sens. Vol. 43, No. 7, p. 1648 – 1664, 2005 .
Alexandrov, V. Yu., S. Sandven, O. M. Johannessen, Ø. Dalen and L. H. Pettersson. Winter navigation in the Northern Sea Route. Polar Record, Vol. 36 (199), 333-342, 2000.
Sandven, S., Ø. Dalen, M. Lundhaug, K. Kloster, V.Y. Alexandrov, and L. V. Zaitsev, Sea ice investigations in the Laptev Sea area in late summer using SAR data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 27, no. 5, 502 – 516, 2001
Hamre, T., H. Krasemann, S. Groom, D. Dunne, G. Breitbach, B. Hackett, K. Sørensen and S. Sandven. Interoperable web GIS services for marine pollution monitoring and forecasting. J. Coast. Conserv. 13: 1- 13, 2009
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Created: 2009-11-20 Last Updated: 2013-06-20 by Thomas GROSS