Camilla Brekke

CAMILLA BREKKE is Vice-Dean Research at the Faculty of Science and Technology (since 2018) and Deputy Centre Leader (since 2019) at Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA) at Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. She received the Cand. Mag., Cand. Scient., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, in 1998, 2001, and 2008, respectively. She was an exchange student to National University of Singapore in 1998 (spring). In 2001, she was a System Developer with Ericsson, Asker, Norway. From 2001 to 2002, she was a Young Graduate Trainee with the European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. From 2002 to 2009, she was a Scientist with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Kjeller, Norway.  In 2009, she joined the Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway as an Associate Professor. Brekke is a full Professor since 2016. From 2012 to 2013 (4 months) and in 2018 (4 months), she was a visiting scholar at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of  Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. Her research interests include synthetic aperture radar and ocean colour remote sensing for Arctic and marine applications. Brekke has been involved in many studies on remote sensing, radar polarimetry, development of information retrieval techniques, signal analysis, and integration of radar data and drift simulations for the purpose of detection, characterization and drift prediction of marine pollution. She has also been engaged in research projects related to detection of man-made targets and icebergs and characterization of sea ice in the Arctic environmental. Currently, she is expanding her research scope to also cover water quality studies, including estimation of chlorophyll-a based on machine learning and multi-spectral optical imagery from satellites. Brekke holds field work and cruise experience, and has planned and organized several large scale experiments. She joined the European Space Sciences Committee and the Earth Sciences panel as a member in 2020.