ERC Starting Grant

Katleen van Hoof

Award year: 2020

Category: Scholarship / Grant

Type: ERC Starting Grant

Awarding organization: Europäischer Forschungsrat (ERC)

Dr. Johannes Fürst wants to significantly improve forecasting models for the development of glaciers worldwide in his project FRAGILE. He intends to use systematic modelling techniques to exploit vast quantities of satellite data, which have not been widely used to date, including satellite images from the past 20 to 30 years. The vast data available now includes fortnightly coverage of each glacier on our planet, including measurements of its current speed and surface. This information will be incorporated gradually and systematically into the new forecasting model.