dr. michael zemp | world glacier monitoring service | university of zurich | switzerland







Michael Zemp
PD Dr. sc. nat.

World Glacier Monitoring Service

University of Zurich

Department of Geography
Winterthurerstr. 190
8087 Zurich

phone: +41-44 635 51 39



My main research interests are in earth observation technologies and geoinformatics and their application to the investigation of climate-glacier interactions.

I graduated from University of Zurich with a Master in Science and subsequently made my PhD thesis on glaciers and climate change in the European Alps. Besides my studies I worked as assistant scientist in the Natural Catastrophe Risk Management at Winterthur Insurance and later as GIS specialist at ESRI Switzerland. Since 2010, I'm leading the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) and I'm involved as private reader and senior researcher with various scientific projects of the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich.


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