Cecilie Rolstad Denby

Director, professor

Cecilie is the director of VKM. She is a professor in geomatics.

Curriculum Vitae

Job title



2000 Dr. Scient Geomatics, UiO/Ohio State University, USA

1995 Cand. Scient Geomatics, UiO

Work experience

2019 – dd Director of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

2009 – dd Professor in Geomatics, Faculty for Science and Technology, NMBU

2013 – 2017 Institute Manager/ Interim Dean, Faculty for Science and Technology, NMBU

2003 – 2009 Førsteamanuensis i geomatikk, Institute for Matematics, Science and Technology, UMB

2002 Lecturer in Computer Science, College in Oslo and Akershus (HiOA)

2001 – 2002 Satellite Data Analyst, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK

2000 Post Doc, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU), Utrecht University, Nederland

1997 – 2000 NFR-scholar, UiO

1996 Research Assistant, Norwegian Polar Institute

1994 Research Assistant, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE)

Other professional experience:

2011– 2013 Head of the division for Continental Glaciers and Ice sheets, International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), under the International Union of Geology and Geophysics (IUGG)

2007 – 2011 Member of science committee in Arctic Geophysics, the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS).

2005 – 2010 Member of the Inst. of Mathematical sciences and Technology board, UMB.

2003 – present Scientific evaluation of candidates for >30 academic positions (professor, associate professors, post docs, PhDs) at HiOA, UiO, NMBU, NTNU, USN, UNIS.

2002 – present Supervision and examination of >30 Master and PhD students (opponent in public PhD defense).

2001 – present Reviewed several papers for Annals of Glaciology, Remote Sensing of Environment, Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine research, the Cryosphere, Remote Sensing. Member of editorial committee of Norwegian Journal of Geography.

Select publications

Gundersen, R., Norland, R., C. Rolstad Denby, 2019. "Monitoring glacier flow and calving events with terrestrial interferometric radar in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard." Polar Research 2019, 38, 3378, http://dx.doi.org/10.33265/polar.v38.3382

Gundersen, R., Norland, R., C. Rolstad Denby, 2018. Ground-Based Differential Interferometric Radar Monitoring of Unstable Mountain Blocks in a Coastal Environment. Remote Sens. 2018, 10(6), 914; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10060914

Zemp, M., E. Thibert, M. Huss, D. Stumm, C. Rolstad Denby, C. Nuth, S.U. Nussbaumer, G. Moholdt, A. Mercer, C. Mayer, P.C. Joerg, P. Jansson, B. Hynek, A. Fischer, H. Escher-Vetter, H. Elvehøy and L.M. Andreassen, 2013. Uncertainties and re-analysis of glacier mass balance measurements. The Cryosphere, 7, 1227-1245.

Rolstad Denby, C. and J. Hulth, 2011. Assessment of differentiated surface elevation data from 1949, 1975 and 2008 for estimates of ice-volume changes at Jan Mayen. Journal of Glaciology, 57 (205), 976-980.

Rolstad, C., T. Haug and B. Denby, 2009. Geodetic glacier mass balance uncertainty – assessment of photogrammetrical elevation errors using spatial statistics and laser scanning data. Journal of Glaciology, 55(192), 666-680.

Rolstad, C. 2009. Large-scale force budget: identification of interest areas and assessment of a data set for the large drainage basin - Jutulstraumen, East Antarctica. Norwegian Journal of Geography, Vol. 63, No. 2. 135-144.