Dr. Christian Katlein
Sea ice physicist
Tour & mountain guide
Born in Marburg a.d. Lahn in Germany in the radioactive year of 1986 and raised next to the beautiful Blackforest close to Freiburg.
After my studies in Astrophysics and Geophysics at the Universities of Tübingen and Svalbard (UNIS), i moved to Bremen to complete my degree in physics at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven.
I finished my PhD about the transmission of light through Arctic sea ice at Jacobs University Bremen and AWI, where I am currently working as postdoctoral researcher.
My passion for the outdoors and particularly the mountains is reflected in over a decade of experience as tour guide in Spitsbergen, youth group leader and mountaineering instructor for the german alpine club (DAV)