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Curriculum Vitæ – Oliver Cartus

Name: Opens window for sending emailOliver Cartus

Date of birth: July 27, 1976
Birth place: Trier, Germany
Nationality: German
Profession: Geographer, Dr. rer. nat.
Responsibility within Gamma: Project scientist

Key Qualifications
Dr. Cartus is a geographer whose research interests focus on the use of remote sensing for the mapping of the Earth's land cover. He is particularly interested in the application of radar and interferometric radar for large-scale mapping and monitoring of forest biophysical parameters such as growing stock volume or aboveground biomass. He also has experience in using airborne and spaceborne Lidar for forest mapping applications. Dr. Cartus holds a degree in geography and a doctorate in natural science from the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany. From 2010 to 2015 he worked at the Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts, before he joined GAMMA Remote Sensing in Switzerland in 2015 where his focus is on development of retrieval algorithms using multi-sensor data. 

Professional education
Ph.D. in Natural Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, 2010
Diploma in Geography, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, 2005

Employment Record
2015 - date: Project Scientist, GAMMA Remote Sensing, Gümligen, Switzerland
2013 – 2015: Research Associate, The Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA
2010 – 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA
2008 – 2010: Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Mother tongue: German. Fluent in English.