I grew up in the "flatlands" of Switzerland - however - fascinated by mountains and glaciers from an early age, I am outdoors as often as possible. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Geosciences from the University of Basel (CH) and a Master's degree in Geography with a major in Glaciology from the University of Zurich (CH) and The University Centre in Svalbard (NO).

Between September 2013 and March 2017, I conducted a PhD in Glaciology within the Alpine Cryosphere and Geomorphology Research Group at the University of Fribourg (CH). My thesis was embedded in a larger project called Swiss Earth Observatory Network (SEON) and I worked in close collaboration with researchers from the Remote Sensing Laboratories at the University of Zurich.

After my PhD, I conducted my own project entitled High-resolution spatial and temporal variations in albedo of ablating ice – drivers, patterns and dynamics at the Centre for Glaciology, Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK as a grantee of an Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Following Aberystwyth was Bern where I held a postdoctoral position in the Remote Sensing Research Group (RSGB) at the University Bern, where I lead the algorithm development and implementation within the ESA CCI+ Snow project.

At present, I am a senior scientist in the Remote Sensing Laboratories at the Department of Geography at University of Zurich.

Contact me: kathrin.naegeli[at]geo.uzh.ch