I am an assistant professor in the Remote Sensing Centre of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography in Warsaw, Poland. I specialize in application of satellite data in environmental studies: climatology and agriculture monitoring. My main research interests are:

  • processing, verification and analysis of satellite-based climate data records on cloud cover, cloud physical properties, short-wave downward radiation, and land surface temperature
  • geostatistical merging of satellite data and meteorological ground measurements
  • modelling of cloud cover based on measurements of long-wave incoming radiation
  • modelling of short-wave downward radiation based on measurements of meteorological parameters: sunshine duration, cloud cover and air temperature range
  • monitoring of crop growth with remote sensing, and crop yield forecasting
  • scientific programming, big data analysis and automation of satellite data processing and analysis

I received a M.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Warsaw, and a PhD degree in from the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente, Netherlands.

I have gained my professional research experience:
  • as a research assistant in the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography in Warsaw (2006-2009) working on the application of satellite data for monitoring of agriculture in a frame of GEOLAND-OFM (Observatory food security and crop monitoring) within which I co-developed a semi-automatic system of the crop growth monitoring in Poland
  • as a trainee in the Global Environment Monitoring Unit of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy (2008) working on satellite remote sensing of burned areas
  • as a grant-holder in the Monitoring Agricultural Resources Unit of the Joint Research Centre (2010-2012) working on satellite-based and modelling methods for an improved estimation of daily surface solar radiation to be used for operational crop growth modelling in Europe
  • as post-doctoral fellow at the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss in Zurich (2013-2016) working on satellite climatology in a frame of two international research projects: Cloud_cci (of European Space Agency) and CM SAF (of EUMETSAT), related to development of satellite-based climate data records of cloud physical properties and land surface temperature.