Benjamin Laken

About me

Experienced interdisciplinary researcher with skills in Python and Geo-related Data Science.

I hold a B.Sc. Geography (2007), and a Ph.D. in Physical Geography (2010) from Sussex University. My academic supervisors during my Ph.D. were Professors Dominic Kniveton, and Michael Frogley.

After Sussex, I moved to the Canary Islands, where I worked as a postdoc at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, associated with the University of La Laguna, in Tenerife. I worked on several projects there related to Earth's climate, on topics concerning albedo, remote sensing, clouds, and the effects of space weather on the atmosphere.

In 2014 I moved to Oslo, Norway, to work as a PostDoc research fellow at the University of Oslo, under Professor Frode Stordal. I participated in the ECCO project, led by Professor Dag Hessen. This was designed to project climate change impacts on boreal fresh-water ecosystems and the services that they provide.

Notably, during my PostDoc research career I contributed to the IPCC AR5 (chapter 7), and also to an EU COST Action project, TOSCA.

At the start of 2016, I relocated to London, England to work as a Research Software Engineer at University College London, as part of the RITS group. A position that bridges the gap between a researcher and a software developer.

I moved to Madrid, Spain, at the end of 2016, and will begin working for Vizzuality in January 2017.

For further details and publications, see my cv.