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Technical University of Denmark

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) encompasses both in-depth theory and practical applications and has many years experience in converting new ideas into innovative products, to the benefit of both the business community and public sector institutions. DTU play an important role in ASIP in ensuring the application of state-of-the-art methodologies related to automatic sea ice type classification.


The DTU-Space project team – Leif Toudal Pedersen, Roberto Saldo and Henning Skriver - has many years of experience in methods for automatic processing and interpretation of satellite images. They are experts on the field of microwave radiometer data and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) applications and has participated in a number of EU and ESA projects within sea ice monitoring.


David Malmgren-Hansen and Allan Aasbjerg Nielsen from DTU-Compute, Denmark´s largest environment for mathematics and computer science, has taken on the challenges of the complex sea ice signatures in SAR imagery, using advanced statistical methods, including convolutional neural networks, for data fusion with other satellite sensor data.