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Alexandra Cherkasheva

Group at IUP:


Current Position:

PhD student

Research Interest:

- satellite-retrieved marine primary production,
- assimilation of in-situ data into satellite models,
- ocean color remote sensing at high latitudes, ocean fronts and frontal zones, Greenland Sea and Arctic Ocean

Research Career:

August 2009-present: PhD candidate, Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, Germany. Topic: Arctic marine primary production with respect to changes in sea ice cover.

Scholarship holder of Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research POLMAR, Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany

March-May 2011: Scientific stay at Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, France. Topic: From global model to regional approach: introducing features of Arctic Region into Antoine et al. primary production model.

2006-2008: Three courses in international cooperative program among universities in the Baltic Sea region “Baltic University” (“Baltic Sea Environment”, “Sustainable Baltic Region” and “Biological diversity of the Baltic Sea”), St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2004-2009: Diploma in Oceanography. Department of Oceanography, Department of Geography, St. Petersburg State University. Topic: Dynamic and biotic fronts in the Azores Region of the Atlantic Ocean. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Selected Publications:

1. Cherkasheva, A., Bracher, A., and Melsheimer, C., 2010: "Arctic marine primary production in respect to changes in sea ice cover". Proceedings of Oceans From Space Symposium, Venice (Italy), 26-30 April 2010/by V. Barale, J.F.R. Gower, L. Alberotanza, eds. JRC SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL REPORTS, Publication Office of the European Union, EUR 24324 EN. 61-62

2. Koldunov, A.V., and Cherkasheva, A.G., 2009: "Spatial-temporal variability of primary production in the Azores region based on satellite data". Modern problems of Earth remote sensing. Russian Academy of Science, Institute of space research. Collected works. Issue VI, Part 1, Moskow: OOO “Azbuka-2000”. 392-399

3. Bashmachnikov, I.L., Koldunov, A.V., Cherkasheva, A.G., Belonenko, T.V., and Foux, V.R., 2007: "Multidisciplinary development of the Azores regional datasets". Final report of the project LAMAR (LArge-scale and Mesoscale dynamics of the Azores Region). LAMAR-DRCT/FRCT-M2.1.2/F/008/2007, University of Azores, Horta, Azores, Portugal.