Dyre Oliver Dammann

Dyre Oliver Dammann

Senior Data Scientist

With a background in climate research and sea ice science, Dyre uses his expertise on Arctic operations and synthetic aperture radar to optimize StormGeo's oil spill monitoring and forecast products.

Dyre’s story

“I feel very passionate about the ocean, from both a research and sustainability perspective, and I love being out on the water. For me, working with StormGeo is a perfect fit.”

Dyre started work at StormGeo in 2019 following his time as a postdoctoral researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

He says he feels researchers should “always aim to give something back to the community,” and his PhD work reflects this. By integrating geophysics with indigenous knowledge, he has worked towards ensuring continued and safe use of coastal sea ice — an integral part of coastal Arctic communities.

Dyre's fascination with indigenous cultures and lifestyles stems from his and his family's time living in a Mongolian nomadic tent in Fairbanks, Alaska, without running water and with temperatures occasionally dipping down below -40˚C.

“I learned how recent changes have impacted Arctic coastal communities and what emerging challenges they face. By integrating indigenous knowledge, my colleagues and I demonstrated how state-of-the-art scientific tools, such as satellite imagery, can help coastal communities.”

Working with satellite imagery has been a highlight of his career so far, he says. “The ability to view the world from that perspective was impossible until just a few decades ago. It’s truly amazing that we can see and research the world from an entirely new perspective.”

Satellite imagery also helps Dyre understand the relevance of sea ice movement and dynamics in the context of climate change. He continues to closely follow the ongoing Arctic sea ice decline and its consequences.

Expertise

  • Sea ice geophysics
  • Remote sensing
  • Synthetic aperture radar
  • Climate modeling

Education

PhD in Geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Publications (most recent)

Dammann, D. O., L. Eriksson, A. Mahoney, H. Eicken, F. Meyer, (2019), Mapping pan-Arctic landfast sea ice stability using Sentinel-1 interferometry, The Cryosphere, 13(2), 557-577

Dammann, D. O., L. Eriksson, C. Stevens, J. Van der Sanden, A. Mahoney, H. Eicken, F. Meyer, C. Tweedie (2018), Mapping Arctic bottomfast sea ice using SAR interferometry, Remote Sensing, 10(5), 720

Dammann, D. O., H. Eicken, A. Mahoney, F. Meyer, and S. Betcher (2018), Assessing sea ice trafficability in a changing Arctic, Arctic 71(1):59-75.

Dammann, D. O., H. Eicken, A. Mahoney, F. Meyer, J. Freymueller, and A. M. Kaufman (2018), Assessing landfast sea ice stability and internal ice stress around ice roads using L-band SAR interferometry and inverse modeling, Cold Reg Sci Technol. 149, 51-64