Marcel is a passionate environmentalist and remote sensing scientist with a background in watercolor and sea ice remote sensing. Marcel is experienced in the acquisition, processing, combination, and interpretation of bio-geophysical field data, hyperspectral field, and airborne data as well as multispectral satellite imagery. In his doctorate at Kiel University, he has developed a novel algorithm to map the bathymetry of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice from hyperspectral imagery for which he participated in two expeditions with RV Polarstern to the Arctic Ocean. Besides his work on sea ice, Marcel has used remote sensing imagery and machine learning techniques to map different aquatic and terrestrial environments. After completing his doctorate in 2021, he gathered experience as an IT consultant for environmental data before joining Asner Lab.
Marcel is a postdoctoral researcher in the Carbon Mapper satellite project.