DTU Space

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Technical University of Denmark) (DTU)


The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is the largest technical university in Denmark with a scientific staff of about 1000, 6000 students preparing for Bachelor or Masters degrees, and 700 Ph.D. students. The research done at the DTU forms the basis for a variety of services and products which are offered to Danish industry, authorities and educational institutions - e.g. technology transfer, advice on space-related matters and supervision of Ph.D students.

Two institutes will contribute to this project. Those are:

1. DTU Space – National Space Institute and

2. DTU Environment – Department of Environmental Engineering.

DTU Space

The DTU Space, the National Space Institute at DTU is the national institute for space-related activities in Denmark. The DTU conducts research in astrophysics, solar system physics, geodesy, remote sensing and space technology. DTU Space has significant activities within the areas of Earth Observation. Main application areas are sea level, sea ice, land ice, geodesy, and oceanography. DTU operate permanent GPS-stations and tide gauges in Greenland. DTU has participated in several EU projects and ESA projects on the developments of services for Copernicus and are currently contributing to the MyOcean and MONARCH-A projects on the enhancement of satellite based sea level data and compilation and analysis of climate sea level records in the Arctic region. DTU participated in the ESA project SAMOSA (Development of SAR Altimetry Mode Studies and Applications over Ocean, Coastal Zones and Inland Waters). DTU Space is also participating in the ESA Sea Level Climate Change Initiative project. 

DTU Environment

The Department of Environmental Engineering, (ENV) is a department at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) aiming at developing technical and sustainable solutions to minimize the impact of society on the environment through research and teaching in water supply, waste water, solid waste, hydrology, geology, ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry and microbiology at an international level. DTU ENV is one of the largest university groups specialising in environmental research in Europe. Each year DTU ENV publishes about 55 international scientific journal articles, 75 international conference contributions, and 25 technical reports. The citation frequency of recently published journal articles is comparable to that of leading international universities. Research funding is obtained from a variety of sources including the European Union, national research councils, Danish EPA, industry, utility companies, municipalities, research foundations and international sources. DTU ENV is organized in four research themes. The proposed research is central to the aims of the Water Resources Engineering Theme, which is focused on the development of decision support tools for water resources management.

Contact persons:

Per Knudsen

Ole B. Andersen

Peter Bauer-Gottwein

Link: DTU – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark)