Dominik Fahrner

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I have an MSc in geological and environmental hazards with a focus on flank instability in volcanic edifices. Subsequently I worked as international project manager in Munich promoting the use of ESA Sentinel satellite imagery. My current research involves combining satellite imagery with time lapse field data using the latest remote sensing techniques to assess the risks of icebergs for the public and industry in the Godthåbsfjord area, SW Greenland.

Research Interests: Iceberg Calving in Populated Fjords: Past, Present and Future Risks

Research project title: Developing a decision support system to enable sustainable growth of small-scale vertical farms through environmental impact and financial risk modelling.

Project description: This project aims to produce new scientifc insights into the calving behaviour and retreat of tidewater glaciers in Greenland, and identify possible risks of icebergs in populated in the Godthåbsfjord (Nuup Kangerlua) area, SW Greenland. The research will have a specifc focus on the glacier Narsap Sermia, due to its close proximity to Greenland's capital Nuuk, which is also home to the largest deep-water port in Greenland. The aims of the project are to investigate the past behaviour of Narsap Sermia in order to make more accurate predicitions about the future while also creating a tool to determine iceberg distribution in the fjord and communicate iceberg associated risks.

Supervisory team: Dr James M. Lea, Dr Clare Downham, Dr Jakob Abermann, Prof Douglas Mair

ORCID: 0000-0002-7895-1557

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