Astrid Werkmeister

Ms, Dipl. Met

  • United Kingdom

Personal profile

Personal Statement

I studied atmospheric science at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. Here, I developed my interest in satellite remote sensing, which brought me to the University of Miami, USA to pursue a PhD in applied marine physics. My dissertation involved studying hurricane winds and waves from satellites. In 2018, I started a position as a teaching associate at the University of Strathclyde. At the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, I helped to develop a new MSc course in Satellite Applications. Part of this new course are three different modules addressing different aspects of satellite applications: from data science and programming in python to the United Nation's sustainable development goals.

Research Interests

I am particulary interested in disaster mangement from satellite data, as well as any observations (atmospheric, geological, archeological, oceanographic etc) that can be done via remote sensing. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Cloud detection from ground- and space-based systems, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover

1 Oct 20051 Jul 2011

Award Date: 1 Jul 2011

External positions

Graduate Assistant, University of Miami

1 Aug 20111 Jun 2017


  • Satellite Applications
  • Satellite Data
  • FutureLearn
  • MOOC
  • Tropical Cyclones
  • Boundary Layer Meteorology
  • SAR
  • IR spectrometer
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Meteorology
  • Hurricanes
  • Climate Research
  • Ocean Waves


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