CRIOS team & consortium

Michał Laska – project leader/researcher
University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (UoS)
michal.laska <at> us.edu.pl
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Assistant professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Geographer, glaciologist focused on snow cover studies and the processes occurring on the Svalbard glaciers. Leader and/or participant in 14 polar expeditions. Principal and co- investigator of several international and interdisciplinary projects related to dynamic changes in the natural environment of the Arctic.

Dariusz Ignatiuk – project member/researcher
University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (UoS)
dariusz.ignatiuk <at> us.edu.pl
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Assistant Professor at the University of Silesia in Katowice. He is a glaciologist who works on the mass and energy balance of glaciers, glacial hydrology and meteorology. In his work, he uses geophysical methods, remote sensing and modelling.

Ela Łepkowska – project member/researcher
University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (UoS)
elzbieta.majchrowska <at> us.edu.pl
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Assistant Professor at the University of Silesia in Katowice is interested in hydroglaciology, especially in the context of water and sediment transport in the Arctic systems. She also examines the environment using remote sensing methods.

Maciej Bartosiewicz – project member/researcher
Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (IG PAS)
maciej.bartosiewicz <at> igf.edu.pl
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Bartłomiej Luks – project member/researcher
Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (IG PAS)
luks <at> igf.edu.pl
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Assistant Professor at the Department of Polar and Marine Research IG PAS in Warsaw. He is snow researcher and glaciologist. His main research interests are snowpack physical properties and snow cover distribution in the coastal environment of Svalbard, the response of the glaciers to Climate Change and glaciers mass balance. He has been involved in several research projects in Svalbard and Antarctica focused on glaciers mass balance, snowpack physical properties and pollutants and microbes deposited in the snowpack.

Krzysztof Migała – project member/researcher
University of Wrocław, Poland (UWr)
krzysztof.migala <at> uwr.edu.pl
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Professor, research field: climatology of mountain and polar ecosystems;
co-author of the „Snow Research Programme on Svalbard”, affiliated with the Polish Polar Consortium – a proposal to exploit the research potential by integrating Polish research activites and coordinating snow studies on Svalbard.

Mateusz Strzelecki – project member/researcher
University of Wrocław, Poland (UWr)
mateusz.strzelecki <at> uwr.edu.pl
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Ireneusz Sobota – project member/researcher
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland (NCU)
irso <at> umk.pl
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Professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. He is a glaciologist who works on the mass balance of glaciers, glacial hydrology, snow, meteorology, permafrost and cryology changes. In his work, he uses geophysical methods, remote sensing and modelling. He has participated in 38 research expeditions to Svalbard, mainly as a leader. He has been the manager of the Nicolaus Copernicus University Polar Station on Spitsbergen for many years, a director of Polar Research Center and the leader of the Department of Hydrology and Water Managment.

Piotr Zagórski – project member/researcher
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland (UMCS)
piotr.zagorski <at> mail.umcs.pl
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Assistant Professor at maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. His research focuses on paleogeography and contemporary geomorphological processes of polar regions, especially in relation to the coastal zone and the use of Structure from Motion methods.

Jakub Małecki – project member/researcher
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland (AMU)
kmalecki <at> amu.edu.pl
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Assistant professor at the Cryosphere Research Group, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Glaciologist interested in glacier-atmosphere interactions, e.g. glacier mass balance and energy balance. Very keen on communicating icy science to the general public.

Dominik Próchniewicz – project member/researcher
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (WUT)
dominik.prochniewicz <at> pw.edu.pl
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Assistant professor at Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Department of Geodesy and Geodetic Astronomy, Poland. His research focuses on satellite geodesy, especially GNSS technologies. His main research focuses on precise mathematical positioning models and GNSS measurement error modelling, in particular, measurement noise. He has been involved in several research projects in Svalbard focused on GNSS interferometric reflectometry and establishing GNSS reference stations.

Shridhar Jawak – project member/researcher
Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System Knowledge Centre, Norway (SIOS-KC)
shridhar.jawak <at> sios-svalbard.org
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Shridhar is a Remote Sensing Officer / Senior Adviser in Earth observation (EO) and remote sensing (RS) at the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), Longyearbyen, Norway. Shridhar leads the remote sensing services in SIOS to build an observing system in Svalbard. Before joining SIOS, he was a project scientist at the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa, India, where he was involved in EO and RS activities in polar science particularly focusing on Antarctica, Himalayas, and the Arctic.

Heikki Lihavainen – project member/researcher
Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System Knowledge Centre, Norway (SIOS-KC)
director <at> sios-svalbard.org

Research Professor Heikki Lihavainen is the director of Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) since 2018. Before joining SIOS he was head of atmospheric composition research unit at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). He has also held positions as a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, research professor in atmospheric composition/FMI, leader of aerosols and climate research group at FMI, and senior research scientist/FMI. He has coordinated and participated in several EU and national research projects. He has published numerous papers on atmospheric composition, aerosols and air pollution and their interactions with climate.

Jean Charles Gallet – project member/researcher
The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI)
jean.charles.gallet <at> npolar.no
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Gijsbert D. Breedveld – project member/researcher
The University Centre in Svalbard, Norway (UNIS)
gijsbertb <at> unis.no
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Anna Sjöblom – project member/researcher
The University Centre in Svalbard, Norway (UNIS)
annac <at> unis.no
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Professor in Meteorology and Renewable Energy at UNIS, Svalbard. Working on small scale meteorological processes in the Arctic, including how they affect the use of renewable energy in a cold climate.

Øystein Godøy – project member/data manager
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET)
o.godoy <at> met.no
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Head of Division for Remote Sensing and Data Management. His educational background is in meteorology and oceanography, although since the International Polar Year he has been increasingly involved in operational and scientific data management, partly initiated by a need to find validation data for the remote sensing products he has been working on.

CRIOS consortium

  • The University of Silesia in Katowice (UoS) / Centre for Polar Studies (CSP) – Project Promoter
  • Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS)
  • University of Wrocław (UWr)
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU)
  • Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (UMCS)
  • Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU)
  • Warsaw University of Technology (WUT)
  • Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System Knowledge Centre (SIOS-KC) – Norwegian Leading Partner
  • The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI)
  • The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
  • The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET.NO)

Steering committee

UoS: Michał Laska
IG PAS: Bartłomiej Luks
UWr: Krzysztof Migała
NCU: Ireneusz Sobota
UMCS: Piotr Zagórski
AMU: Jakub Małecki
WUT: Dominik Próchniewicz
NPI: Jean-Charles Gallet
UNIS: Anna Sjöblom
SIOS: Shridhar Jawak
MET.NO: Ketil Isaksen

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