Verner Brandbyge Ernstsen

Verner Brandbyge Ernstsen

Associate Professor

Education

 

2006

PhD Science, Department of Geosciences, University of Bremen, Germany

2002

MSc Physical Geography, Institute of Geography, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1999

BSc Physical Geography, Institute of Geography, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

Positions

 

2015 – present

Associate Professor, Section for Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2011 – 2015

Research Associate Professor (Steno Research Grant), Section for Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Parental leave for 3 months, November 2011-February 2012.

2010 – 2011

Research Associate (Postdoc), MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany

2007 – 2010

Research Associate (50% graduate school, 50% research) (Postdoc), Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR – Global Change in the Marine Realm) / MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

2006 – 2007

Research Associate (Postdoc), Research Center Ocean Margins (RCOM), University of Bremen, Germany

2003 – 2006

Research Assistant (PhD student), Research Center Ocean Margins (RCOM), University of Bremen, Germany

 

 

Position of trust

2009 – 2011

Postdoc Representative, MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

 

 

Internships

Jun – Jul 2009

International Postdoc internship, Department of Geography & Geology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Feb – Apr 2005

International PhD student internship, Coastal Marine Group, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

 

 

Research funding (> DKK 100,000)

2015 – 2016

Geocenter Denmark Research Grant: LAWA research project (1 year), Geocenter Denmark (DKK 1,200,000)

2014 – 2017

External Research Grant: SEDILINK PhD-project (3 years), Femern A/S, DHI and IGN-UCPH (DKK 2,175,000)

2011 – 2015

Steno Research Grant (4 years), The Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences (DKK 5,200,000, incl. overhead)

 

 

Research project participation (PI, co-PI or investigator)

2015 – 2018

Surf zone turbulence and sand transport, Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences (Co-PI)

2015 – 2016

Closing the gap! – Coherent land-water environmental mapping (LAWA), Geocenter Denmark (PI)

2014 – 2017

Flow circulation and sediment dynamics in a non-tidal coastal lagoonal system – Rødsand lagoon, Denmark (SEDILINK), Femern A/S, DHI and SCIENCE (PI)

2012 – 2017

Bridging scales: From small-scale morphological and sedimentological features to coastal and shelf systems, German Research Foundation (Co-PI)

2012 – 2017

The role of seabed morphology and sediment mobility in organic matter remineralization and nutrient turnover in permeable sandy sediments, German Research Foundation (Co-PI)

2011 – 2015

STENO – Process-based understanding and prediction of morphodynamics in a natural coastal system in response to climate change, Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences (PI)

2009 – 2013

Dynamics of the fluid-bed interface, German Research Foundation (Investigator)

2010 – 2012

AufMod-B: Bedforms – Distribution, dynamics and hydraulic impact of subaqueous bedforms in coastal waters, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Investigator)

2007 – 2010

Morphodynamics of an open tidal basin in the Danish Wadden Sea, Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences (Investigator)

2005 – 2009

Constructional impacts on bedform dynamics, German Research Foundation (Investigator)

2005 – 2009

Morphodynamics and sediment budgets in coastal seas, German Research Foundation (Investigator)

2008

DFG Science TV, German Research Foundation (Investigator)

2001 – 2005

Constructional impacts on coastal dynamics, German Research Foundation (Investigator)

 

 

Organisation of seminars and conferences

Since 2012

Organisation of the annual conference DANCORE Young Professionals Day, GEOCENTER Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 – 2014

Organisation of Research Group Seminars, Research Group Dynamic Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, Section for Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (20 seminars in total)

2007 – 2010

Organisation of monthly PhD Seminars, Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR – Global Change in the Marine Realm) at MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany (33 seminars in total)

 

 

Presentations at national and international conferences (selection)

Oct 2016

DANCORE Day 2016 – Marine Habitats, 28 Oct 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Apr 2016

EGU General Assembly 2016, 17-22 Apr 2016, Vienna, Austria

Aug/Sep 2015

9th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM2015), 30 Aug - 3 Sep 2015, Iquitos, Peru

Jan 2015

18. Danske Havforskermøde, 28-30 Jan 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Oct 2014

4th Particles in Europe (PiE 2014), 6-9 Oct 2014, Esbjerg, Denmark

Apr 2013

12th International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2013), 11-12 Apr 2013, Plymouth, UK

Apr 2012

EGU General Assembly 2012, 22-27 Apr 2012, Vienna, Austria

May 2011

11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2011), 9-14 May 2011, Szczecin, Poland

Feb 2011

DANCORE Young Professionals Day, 25 Feb 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

May 2010

EGU General Assembly 2010, 2-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria

Sep 2009

6th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM2009), 21-25 Sep 2009, Santa Fe, Argentina

Apr 2008

3rd International Workshop on Marine and River Dune Dynamics (MARID2008), 1-3 Apr 2008, Leeds, UK

Sep 2007

5th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM2007), 17-21 Sep 2007, Enschede, The Netherlands

Aug 2004

6th International Conference on Tidal Sedimentology (Tidalites-2004), 2-5 Aug 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark

Apr 2004

International Workshop “From Particle Size to Sediment Dynamics”, 15-18 Apr 2004, Delmenhorst, Germany

Apr 2004

2nd International Workshop on Marine and River Dune Dynamics (MARID2004), 1-2 Apr 2004, Enschede, The Netherlands

Sep 2003

3rd IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM2003), 1-5 Sep 2003, Barcelona, Spain

Jun 2003

International Multibeam User Workshop, 30 Jun 2003, Bremerhaven, Germany

 

 

 

Training courses and seminars (selection)

Sep 2014

Topobathymetric LiDAR Workshop, 21-22 Sep 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

Mar 2013

Fledermaus/ESRI/QINSy Training Workshop, 5-7 Mar 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jan 2012 – Jan 2013

Course in University Science Teaching and Learning (KNUD),4 Jan 2012 – 24 Jan 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dec 2012

MIKE 21 & MIKE 3 Flow Model FM, 17-18 Dec 2012, Hørsholm, Denmark

Oct 2011

Introduction to University Pedagogy (IUP),12-14 Oct 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 2010

Sensor technology in marine research,23-27 Aug 2010, Bremen, Germany

Feb 2010

Leadership skills,25-26 Feb 2010, Bremen, Germany

Feb 2010

Caris Training (certified software user),15-19 Feb 2010, Bremen, Germany

May 2009

Fledermaus Workshop (certified software user),11-15 May 2009, Banbury, UK

Jun 2008

Career Workshop for Geoscientists,26-27 Jun 2008, Bremen, Germany

Jan 2008

DFG Science TV Workshop,7-11 Jan, 2008, Bonn, Germany

Oct 2007

Coastal Morphodynamic Modelling,8-11 Oct 2007, Bremen, Germany

Mar 2007

44th Multibeam Sonar Training Course,12-17 Mar 2007, Stavanger, Norway

Feb/Mar 2007

Personal development,28 February - 1 Mar 2007, Bremen, Germany

Oct 2006

Project management,9-10 Oct 2006, Bremen, Germany

Jan 2004

Seismic imaging of sedimentary structures,14-16 Jan 2004, Bremen, Germany

Nov 2003

Introductory course in marine sciences,3-14 Nov 2003, Bremen, Germany

 

 

Fieldwork experience

1999 – present

Fieldwork in Denmark, Greenland, Germany, Spain and New Zealand

 

 

Research cruises

2015 – 2016

Inner Danish waters (RV Aurora)

2013

Disko Bay and Disko Fjord, Greenland (RV Porsild)

2003 – 2009, ~30 weeks

Danish and German Wadden Sea (RK Senckenberg)

 

 

Assessment tasks

 

Reviewer for scientific journals

Advances in Water Resources (AWR); Continental Shelf Research (CSR); Danish Journal of Geography (DJG); Earth and Planetary Science Letters (EPSL); Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (ESPL); Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (ECSS); GEOLOGY; Geo-Marine Letters (GML); Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS); Irish Journal of Earth Sciences (IJES); Journal of Coastal Research (JCR); Journal of Marine Systems (JMS); Ocean and Coastal Management (OCM); Marine Geology (MG); Ocean Science (OS)

Reviewer for conference proceedings

Coastal Dynamics (CD); International Coastal Symposium (ICS); IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM)

Reviewer for research funding agency

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Graduate School in the period 2007 – 2010

Assessment of PhD School applications and applicants (> 20 candidates), and of proposals for research funding (85 proposals in total), Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR – Global Change in the Marine Realm) at MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

 

 

Society Memberships

 

The Royal Danish Geographical Society (RDGS)

 

The Association of Danish Geography Teachers (GO)

 

The Danish Branch of the Coastal and Marine Union (DANCORE)

 

The Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC)

 

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

 

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

 

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