Martin Jakobsson

Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics
Department of Geological Sciences
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockhom, Sweden

Phone:(+46) 8 16 47 19
Fax:(+46) 8 674 78 19

Photo: Glenn Mattsing


After completing a PhD in 2000 at the Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, I joined the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire, USA. The thesis was titled "Mapping the Arctic Ocean: Bathymetry and Pleistocene Paleoceanography". My current research interests are the Arctic Ocean paleoceanography and glacial history, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, glacial landforms, development of Digital Bathymetric Models (DBMs) from a mixture of data sources, and the use of GIS and 3D-visualization for handling and analyzing marine geological/geophysical data. In April of 2004, I returned to Stockholm for an Associate Professor position at the Department of Geological Sciences. From November 2004, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded me five years to devote full time to my research. In September 2009 I was promoted to full Professor in Marine Geology and Geophysics at Stockholm University.

I was elected as a member to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Class V for Geoscience in 2012.


"Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is."
Elbert Hubbard (1856–1915)

Testing sound velocity probe from SUP (stand up paddle board) with my youngest son Elias. Kitesurfing in Guincho, Portugal.