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Will Kochtitzky

Assistant Professor


Decary 217
Biddeford Campus

I teach GIS at UNE including introductory and advanced courses, such as remote sensing and spatial analysis. In my teaching I seek to give students practical skills by training them to think spatially and make effective maps. Class work ranges from field work using GPS units to satellite image analysis to quantify change around our planet.

My research focuses on how glaciers have changed in recent times, particularly in the last 50 years and the implications for sea level rise around the world. I am particularly interested in glaciers that end the ocean as they are extra sensitive to climate change and are responsible for most of the mass loss that has caused sea level rise. Most of my work uses satellite remote sensing to map glaciers and their changes in recent decades to understand their future. My previous research expeditions have taken me to some of the most amazing places on this planet including Alaska, Arctic Canada, Svalbard, Peru, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, and Nepal.



B.S. in Earth Sciences
Dickinson College
M.Sc. in Earth and Climate Science
University of Maine
PhD in Geography
University of Ottawa


Selected publications

For an updated list of my publications, please see my Google scholar page