Camilla Snowman Andresen

Senior Researcher

  • Øster Voldgade 10
    1350 Copenhagen K

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Competencies in reconstruction Quaternary variability of the Greenland Ice Sheet and changes to the surrounding ocean currents based on Greenland fjord, shelf and deep sea sediment cores. North Atlantic paleoclimatology, paleoceanography and climatic teleconnections based on marine and lake sediment cores.  Research interests includes:

  • Ocean cryosphere interactions and tipping elements in the North Atlantic climate system
  • Ocean cryosphere interactions by marineterminating glaciers
  • Sediment fluxes from the Greenland ice sheet
  • Using paleodata for numerical model improvement



2021: Panel score A at evaluation step 2 for ERC Adv. Grant 2021 proposal IceRain

2015: Young Investigator Award (associate professor level) by the VILLUM Foundation, Denmark.

2009: Eliteforsk Research award (Ung Eliteforsker pris) by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

2008: Steno-Stipendiate by Independent Research Fund Denmark

2005: Distinguished individual postdoctoral fellowship from the Carlsberg Foundation

2004: Distinguished individual postdoctoral fellowship from the VILLUM Foundation



Certified research manager from GEUS and Copenhagen Business School (CBS). 

Combined funding as PI and Co-PI/Co-Investig. >50 mio DKK.


2024: PI Unraveling ice sheet, ocean, and ecosystem dynamics in Southeast Greenland. Carlsberg travel grant for GEUS fieldwork.

2023: PI Gulfstream variability in a globally warming world – the forgotten Danish Archive. Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF1).

2022: PI Workshop: The story of whaling, trading and climatic change in West Greenland 1700- 1900 CE seen through a Frisian perspective. Ferring Stiftung workshop grant.

2022-2023: Co-Investigator Back2Future. Geocenter DK.

2022-2023: Co-Investigator ProIS. Geocenter DK.

2021-2022: PI Eemian for the Future. Geocenter DK.

2021-2026: Co-PI/WP-Lead ClimateNarratives. The Research Council of Norway.

2021-2026: Co-PI GreenPlanning. Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF2).

2020-2022: Co-Investigator Landslides in a changing climate. Geocenter DK.

2017: Co-Investigator Polarstern 2017: GReenland Ice sheet/Ocean interaction and Fram Strait Fluxes. German National Research Vessels Shiptime Programme.                                     

2015-2021: PI Past and future Dynamics of the Greenland Ice Sheet. VILLUM Foundation YIP Grant.

2013: PI Upernavik Glacier - a case study for improving predictions of future dynamic mass loss from Northwest Greenland. Geocenter DK.

2014-2016: Co-investigator Multi-millennia ice volume changes of the Greenland ice sheet. Geocenter DK.

2012-2014: Co-investigator Past and present influence of exchange of ocean water on calving and melt at a large tidewater glacier, Sermilik fjord, SE Greenland. Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF1).

2011: PI SEDIMICE fieldwork 2011 - Linking sediments with ice-sheet response and glacier retreat in Southeast Greenland. Danish Center for Marine Research.

2011-2013: Co-investigator City Core. Geocenter DK.

2010: PI SEDIMICE fieldwork 2010 - Linking sediments with ice-sheet response and glacier retreat  in Southeast Greenland. Danish Center for Marine Research.

2009: Receiver Eliteforsk award. Independent Research Fund Denmark.

2009-2011: PI SEDIMICE – Linking marine sediments with ice-sheet response and glacier retreat in  Greenland. Geocenter DK.

2008-2012: PI Late-Holocene climate variability in Greenland reconstructed on basis of marine sediments focusing on warmer periods. Steno-Fellowship funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research.

2005: PI Climate variability during the latest 3000 years reconstructed on basis of lake sediments in an Atlantic transect: The Azores Islands and the Faroe Islands. VILLUM Foundation distinguished individual postdoctoral fellowship.

2004: PI Climate variability during the latest 11500 years reconstructed on basis of lake sediments in an Atlantic transect: The Faroe Islands, the Azores Islands, Tristan da Cunha and Staten Island (Argentina). Carlsberg Foundation distinguished individual postdoctoral fellowship.

2010 – 2021: Collaborator to additionally three (inter)national research projects and five sea-going expeditions focusing on Arctic and Greenland paleoceanography.



Lead PI, organizer, and licensee to seven sea-going cruises to retrieve sediment cores in southeast and west Greenland with local vessels. All conducted cruises successful and more than 80 cores in GEUS repository. Co-PI or collaborator to another seven cruises, where I used my berths to send ECRs from my research group:

Cruises, I participated in:


2024: Kangerluqssuaq (R/V Sir David Attenborough lead by British Ant. Surv.).

2023: Qeqertarsuup Tunua/Disko Bugt (Local vessel Porsild).

2014: Qeqertarsuup Tunua/Disko Bugt (Local vessel Porsild, shared logistics with Bergen University and WHOI).

2013: Upernavik Fjord (Local vessel Porsild).

2012: Kangerluqssuaq Fjord (large vessel MV Fox, shared logistics with WHOI).

2011: Ikertivaq, Ikeq and by Helheim glacier margin (Local vessel Pytur).

2010: Shelf by Tassilaq (Large vessel MV Fox, shared logistics with GEUS-project MRAP-SEG).

2009: Sermilik Fjord by Helheim Glacier (local vessel Pytur).



Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Holocene climate variability in the Denmark Strait area as evidenced from marine and lacustrine stratigraphies, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 13 Feb 2004

Master, An Intra-Allerød cold period, stratigraphical analysis and D14C variations in sediments from Lake Gammelmose, Jylland., University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 20 Nov 1998

External positions

Ass. Proff. II, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

1 Feb 2022 → …

Steno stipendiate

1 Sept 200831 Aug 2012

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lund University

1 Jan 200431 Dec 2005

PhD Student, University of Copenhagen

1 Jan 20001 Oct 2003


  • QE Geology
  • Holocene Greenland ice sheet ice ocean interactions climate variability marineterminating glaciers iceberg rafted debris foraminifera Greenland fjord sediment cores

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate


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