Dr Christine Gommenginger
Christine Gommenginger received a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies in Electromagnetics, Telecommunications and Remote Sensing from the University of Toulon, La Garde, France-University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, followed by a Ph.D from the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K on microwave radar remote sensing of the ocean at low grazing angles for oil detection and environmental monitoring. She has worked at the National Oceanography Centre for over 20 years. Her interests focus on active and passive microwave remote sensing of the ocean, understanding interactions of microwave signals with the ocean surface, remote sensing of ocean wind and waves and developing new Earth Observation technologies and applications. Her work includes research in altimetry for sea state, along-track interferometric SAR for currents, GNSS Reflectometry for surface winds and sea state, SAR altimetry, salinity from space with SMOS and wide-swath ocean altimetry.
Member of ESA Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC)
Member of UK Space Agency Eath Observation Advisory Committee (EOAC)
Member of ESA GEROS-ISS Science Advisory Group (GEROS-ISS SAG)