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I am a geographer specialized in remote sensing - application of satellite data in environmental studies: monitoring of agriculture, and climatology.

Currently I work as a PostDoc at the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss in Zurich. I am involved in European Space Agency project: Climate Change Initiative - Clouds.

The primary objective of the project is to provide the long-term (~ 30 y) coherent cloud property global dataset by exploiting different Earth observation missions. General information can be found on the project website, and the MeteoSwiss contribution is decribed here.

In 2010-2012 I was contracted as a doctoral scientist in the Monitoring Agricultural Resources Unit of the Joint Research Centre. The research conducted there, academically supervised by the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente in the Netherlands, resulted in my PhD thesis I defended in January 2014. The main goal of my thesis was to provide and test approaches for improved estimation of daily surface solar radiation to be used for operational crop growth modelling in Europe. To achieve this goal I exploited the potential of using satellite data, meteorological observations and weather model. The thesis and research papers can be found in publications.

From 2005 to 2009 I worked in the Remote Sensing Department of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography (IGiK) in Warsaw. My research focused on the usage of remote sensing information in the crop yield forecasting. I co-developed a semi-automatic system of the crop growth monitoring in Poland, which was based on the NOAA/AVHRR satellite images, and which was programmed mainly in R.