H.J. van der Woerd

dr.

  • Room A-535, W&N-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1087

    1081 HV Amsterdam

19972019
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Personal profile

Personal information

Dr Van der Woerd’s PhD research took place at the Dutch national laboratory for space research (SRON), which resulted in a thesis on satellite-based X-ray observations from close-binary stars. Subsequently, he worked as research fellow for two years for the European Space Agency on the interpretation of satellite data. In 1989 he started his career in Earth Observation with work on chemistry/transport modelling of the stratosphere in combination with remote sensing observations of the ozone layer. He was deeply involved in the introduction of Remote Sensing of the atmospheric trace gas composition with validation of the ESA GOME instrument. This has been the start for his enthusiasm to develop Remote-Sensing applications in fundamental and applied environmental research. From 1998 this work has expanded to the general field of Remote Sensing of the environment at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He became head of the Remote Sensing Unit and responsible for acquisition, project management and scientific output. In this capacity he has built up an extensive project management track record.

He is a very dedicated scientist who is able to analyse complex problems, construct and manage a detailed work plan to generate solutions. These solutions always involve sound physical and mathematical procedures. He is able to work in pure research and applied research and likes to teach at the highest levels.

Check out his 60plus publications: Web of Science: Author ID: K-9812-2013, Research Gate: Hans J van der Woerd.

Expertise

He is truly a generalist in satellite observations and their applications. He has an extremely wide scientific interest, as is shown in the over 60 articles in 25 different journals and over 50 reports that are mainly based on satellite observations from stars, atmosphere, water and land.  

In the last 15 years most articles dealt with the retrieval of water composition in complex coastal and inland waters. However, his strength lies in the combination with other disciplines, like microbiology, oceanography, citizen’s science, monitoring and water management, validation, economic valuation. 

Key words: satellite data, radiative transfer, inversion techniques, physics, instrumental characterization, monitoring strategy, teaching 

Education

1987: PhD in Mathematics and Physics, University of Amsterdam.

1982: MSc Astronomy with Physics and Mathematics, University of Amsterdam.

1978: BSc in Physics and Astronomy (Cum Laude), University of Amsterdam.

 

Ancillary activities

  • Stichting Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee | 't Horntje Texel | senior Researcher | 2015-01-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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MERIS Earth & Environmental Sciences
ocean color Earth & Environmental Sciences
Chlorophyll Engineering & Materials Science
North Sea Agriculture & Biology
chlorophyll a Earth & Environmental Sciences
coastal water Earth & Environmental Sciences
phytoplankton Earth & Environmental Sciences
chlorophyll Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 1997 2019

Optical properties of Forel-Ule water types deduced from 15 years of global satellite ocean color observations

Pitarch, J., van der Woerd, H. J., Brewin, R. J. W. & Zielinski, O., 15 Sep 2019, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 231, p. 1-16 16 p., 111249.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

ocean color
optical properties
optical property
Optical properties
oceans

Colour classification of 1486 lakes across a wide range of optical water types

Lehmann, M. K., Nguyen, U., Allan, M. & van der Woerd, H. J., Aug 2018, In : Remote Sensing. 10, 8, p. 1-22 22 p., 1273.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
lake
water
water quality
environmental monitoring
optical property

Hue-angle product for low to medium spatial resolution optical satellite sensors

van der Woerd, H. J. & Wernand, M. R., Feb 2018, In : Remote Sensing. 10, 2 Special Issue, p. 1-18 18 p., 180.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
satellite sensor
ocean color
spatial resolution
Landsat
water quality

Joint assimilation of soil moisture retrieved from multiple passive microwave frequencies increases robustness of soil moisture state estimation

Gevaert, A. I., Renzullo, L. J., Van Dijk, A. I. J. M., Van Der Woerd, H. J., Weerts, A. H. & De Jeu, R. A. M., 3 Sep 2018, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 22, 9, p. 4605-4619 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
soil moisture
rhizosphere
remote sensing
resource assessment
Kalman filter

SmartFluo: A Method and Affordable Adapter to Measure Chlorophyll a Fluorescence with Smartphones

Friedrichs, A., Busch, J., van der Woerd, H. J. & Zielinski, O., 25 Mar 2017, In : Sensors. 17, 4, p. 1-14 14 p., 678.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
adapters
Smartphones
chlorophylls
Chlorophyll
Fluorescence

Activities 2000 2006

  • 51 Lecture / Presentation

Suspended particulate matter from SeaWiFS data: statistical validation, and verification against the physical oceanography of the southern North Sea

R. Pasterkamp (Speaker), M.A. Eleveld (Speaker), H.J. van der Woerd (Speaker), J. Pietrzak (Speaker)
9 Oct 2006

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

WATeRS: A web Map service with near-real time MODIS standard chlorophyll products of the North Sea

M.A. Eleveld (Speaker), A.J. Wagtendonk (Speaker), R. Pasterkamp (Speaker), N.O. de Reus (Speaker), H.J. van der Woerd (Speaker)
22 Sep 2006

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Suspended particulate matter from SeaWiFS data: Statistical validation, and verification against the physical oceanography of the southern North Sea

M.A. Eleveld (Speaker), R. Pasterkamp (Speaker), H.J. van der Woerd (Speaker), J. Pietrzak (Speaker)
28 Nov 2006

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Satellite Detection and Model Prediction of Phaeocystis Blooms

L. Peperzak (Speaker), R. Pasterkamp (Speaker), H.J. van der Woerd (Speaker), A. Blauw (Speaker), S. Tatman (Speaker)
10 May 2005

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Prizes

Partner voor Water Award

M.L. Laanen (Recipient), S. Bakkenist (Recipient) & H.J. van der Woerd (Recipient), 27 Nov 2012

PrizeAcademic