About Me


As a geodetic engineer I am researching glaciers with earth observing satellites. I conduct this research at the University of Oslo. Here I investigate the spatial and temporal flow characteristics of glaciers.

Originally I was born in the Netherlands, but spend most of my free time in nature, and if possible, in the mountains. When I was not in nature, I studied geodesy and later computer vision. Now I combine both fields to explore and discover the fascinating response of glaciers in our changing climate.

My main research interest is the use of geodetic techniques, specifically optical remote sensing, to better understand glacial phenomena. But I do not limit myself to these only, also other natural frozen features in cold climates are of interest to me. On this website I want to highlight some of my work and interests.

Why study glaciers


Publications


Experience


Skills


Glaciology

Photogrammetry

Optical remote Sensing

Education


Contact


Sem Sælands vei 1,
0371 Oslo, Norway

bas.altena@geo.uio.no

+47 22 85 01 13