by Christophe Le Gall |
Who are you ?
I am a 29 year old software developer from Lüneburg. I studied Geomatics Engineering and specialized in geoinformation technology.
Can you describe us your job ?
I work as a software developer at the company Werum. I am on board the Polarstern to oversee the integration of an extension of the MapViewer application of the DSHIP system, which is used on a variety of research vessels. The MapViewer not only shows different ship data on a map, but will also display information relevant for the navigation through ice.
Why did you choose this job ?
When I finished high school, I wanted to be a surveyor. During my studies, I realised that I really enjoy programming. Therefore I specialised in geoinformation technology during my Master’s studies.
What will be your tasks during the cruise ?
My main task is to oversee the integration of the MapViewer in the Polarstern system. In addition, I have the opportunity to see how crew and scientists work with the MapViewer and use their feedback to improve the application. Personally, I am also very excited to be part of this cruise, because I have always been interested in the polar regions and I have also heard a lot about the Polarstern in the past.
What do you like (most) in your work ?
I really enjoy programming, so my work fits me well. Additionally, I also get the opportunity to work on several very interesting projects, for example the development of DSHIP for research vessels, but also remote sensing projects at the DLR. Currently, I am very happy to be on this cruise, as I get to experience something new from several different fields every day.