Selected research projects




In the CoreSat project, funded by an ERC consolidator grant, we are 
investigating the dynamics of the Earth's core using multi-satellite 
observations.  In particular, we are using data from the Swarm satellite 
mission to test hypotheses concerning the origin of a weakening magnetic 
field region in the South Atlantic.  Read more here



(Long range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for high-Quality Magnetic Surveying)


In the UAV-QMS project, funded by a 4 year Grand Solutions grant from Innovation Fund Denmark, we are developing an UAV for high-quality magnetic surveying with the main purpose of detecting explosive remnants of war or unexploded ordnance (UXO). The project runs from 2017 to 2021 and is a collaboration between DTU Space, Sky-Watch A/S, Ørsted, Geo Subsurface Expertise and the Royal Danish Navy EOD Service. Read more here


Multi‐Versatile Exploration Drone (MuVerDrone)

In the MuVerDrone project, funded by a 3 year up-scaling grant from European Institute of Technology & Innovation – Raw Materials (EIT-RM), we are developing an UAV for geophysical surveying in relation to sustainable mineral exploration in Europe. We up-scale, integrate and test various sensors (magnetometers, hyperspectral, LiDaR, Gamma ray) on various UAVs. The project runs from 2018 to 2021 and is a collaboration between DTU Space, Luleå Technical University in Sweden, the French Geological Survey (BRGM), Ofoten Minerals, asl well as the Danish drone developer Sky-Watch A/S. Read more here

Geomagnetic Virtual Observatories




Swarm satellitterne. Copyright: ESA/AOES Medialab

DTU Space is leading the international cooperation on the satellite mission Swarm to map Earth's magnetic field with unprecedented precision. The magnetic field is constantly changing, and it can have practical significance for air travellers and satellites. The three Swarm satellites was successfully launched the 22nd of November 2013 and are now on their mission to study changes of the magnetic field. Read more here

Ørsted satellite

Researchers at DTU Space were heavily involved in building the Danish Oersted satellite and are now developing models of the Earth's magnetic field based on data from Oersted. The models are used all over the world, including in the search for oil and minerals. Read more here