Jonathan Bamber is a professor of physical geography and Director of the Bristol Glaciology Centre, which has around 30 faculty and research staff. He graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Physics in 1983 and went on to complete a Ph.D at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, in glaciology and remote sensing. He then spent eight years in the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London before returning to Bristol in 1996.
His main areas of interest are in applications of satellite and airborne remote sensing data in the polar regions. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles on these topics focusing mainly on Greenland and Antarctica. Since 2007, he has been the Editor in Chief of the journal “The Cryosphere” and has been an active member of the international glaciological community since the early 1990s through various roles, initiatives and outreach activities world-wide.