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Benjamin Aubrey Robson

Associate Professor, Associate Professor in Geomatics
  • E-mailBenjamin.Robson@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 92 82
  • Visitor Address
    Department of Earth Science
    Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My research is broadly focused on using remote sensing datasets to:

1) Characterise and identify landforms such as debris-covered glaciers and rock glaciers

2) Assess decadal scale planimetric and volumetric changes

I use a variety of remote sensing techniques including object-based image analysis (OBIA), deep learning and machine learning, photogrammetry and topographic analysis, structure from motion (SfM), LiDAR and time-series analysis. I'm active in research in the Nepali Himalayas, the Semi-Arid Andes, European Alps, Norwegian mainland, and the Tien Shan mountains. I am also an affiliated external member of the Mountain Cryosphere research group at the University of St Andrews. 

GEO100 - Introduction to Geography: Global Challenges and Local Responses

GEO215 - Geographical Information Systems: Theory and Practice

GEO308 - Theory of Science and Research Design for Geographers

GEO313 - Field and Laboratory Methods in Physical Geography

GEO316 - Practical Skills in Remote Sensing

GEOV325 - Glaciology

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. A pan-Himalayan test of predictions on plant species richness based on primary production and water-energy dynamics. Frontiers of Biogeography.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Mass balance and surface evolution of the debris-covered Miage Glacier, 1990 - 2018 . Geomorphology.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Long‐term impact of the proglacial lake Jökulsárlón on the flow velocity and stability of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, Iceland. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 1-17.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Automated detection of rock glaciers using deep learning and object-based image analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Surface melt driven summer diurnal and winter multi-day stick-slip motion and till sedimentology. Nature Communications.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Spatial variability in patterns of glacier change across the Manaslu Range, Central Himalaya. Frontiers in Earth Science. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Occurrence, evolution and ice content of ice‐debris complexes in the Ak‐Shiirak, Central Tien Shan revealed by geophysical and remotely‐sensed investigations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Erosional and depositional subglacial streamlining processes at Skálafellsjökull, Iceland: an analogue for a new bedform continuum model. GFF. 153-169.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Decadal scale changes in Glacier area in the Hohe Tauern national park (Austria) determined by object-based image analysis. Remote Sensing. 23 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Automated classification of debris-covered glaciers combining optical, SAR and topographic data in an object-based environment . Remote Sensing of Environment. 372-387.
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2014. Combining Spectral, Topographic And Sar Coherence Data Within An Object Based Classification Environment For The Automatic Classification Of Debris Covered Ice.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2018. Vulnerability of permafrost thaw and the emerging risks for the Arctic infrastructure.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2016. Quantification and Change Assessment of Debris-Covered Glaciers using Remote Sensing.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

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SLIDEM - Assessing the suitability of DEMs derived from Sentinel-1 for landslide volume estimation 

CLAP - Research Program for Climate Action Planning in the Coqiumbo Region, Chile

JOSTICE - Natural and societal consequences of climate-forced changes of Jostedalsbreen Ice Cap

University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2007-2010) Geography, BSc

University of Bergen (2010-2012) Earth Science, MSc

University of Bergen (2012-2016) Physical Geography, PhD