CV for Leif Toudal Pedersen

Leif Toudal Pedersen (M’82) was born in Denmark in 1957. He received the M.S. degree in microwave engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (TUD) in 1982 and the Ph.D. degree in passive microwave remote sensing of sea ice from the Technical University of Denmark in 1992. From 1982 to 2001, he was a Research Assistant at the Electromagnetics Institute at TUD and from 2001 to 2007 he was an Associate Professor at Ørsted-DTU and DTU-Space, Denmark. Since 2007 he has been a Senior Researcher/Special Consultant at the Center for Ocean and Ice and the Research Department at the Danish Meteorological Institute. Research interests include the retrieval of ice, ocean and atmospheric parameters from multispectral microwave radiometer measurements as well as other methods for remote sensing and modeling of sea ice. He also serves as a Danish delegate to ESA’s Programme Board for Earth Observation and its technical advisory board (DOSTAG)


1992       Ph.D. in Microwave Remote Sensing, Satellite microwave observations of sea ice.
1982       M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Microwave radiometer measurements of sea ice around Greenland.

Employment history:
2017-        Senior Researcher, DTU-Space,Technical University of Denmark
2016-        Owner and founder of
2015-17   Special Consultant, Research and Development, DMI
2010-14   Senior Researcher, Center for Ocean and Ice, DMI
2009-10   Head of Greenland Ice Service, DMI
2007-09   Senior researcher, Center for Ocean and Ice, DMI
2001-07   Associate Professor, Ørsted- and DTU-Space, Technical University of Denmark
1993-01   Senior Research Engineer, Department of Electromagnetic Systems, TUD
1982-93   Research Assistant, Electromagnetics Institute, TUD

Danish National Committee for Climate Research (1998-2015)
Danish National Committee for the International Polar Year (2007-10)
American Geophysical Union
The International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) (1999-)
ESA’s Programme Board for Earth Observation (PB-EO) (Delegate) (2012-2018)
ESA’s PB-EO Data Operations Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (DOSTAG) (Delegate) (2013-2018)
ESA’s Sentinel-1 Mission Advisory Group (2011-)
NASA Operation IceBridge review panel (2014-15)