Gro Birkefeldt Møller Pedersen

Geologist and Researcher



My name is Gro Birkefeldt Møller Pedersen and I am a geologist and researcher who currently work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Iceland.

My research interests concentrate on mapping and analyzing volcanic landscapes in the solar system through advanced image analysis of remote sensing data. In my PhD I analyzed a variety of landforms in the Elysium volcanic province, Mars, whereas my current study site, Iceland, is my home. A small illustration of the evolution of my research path can be seen here.


I am born and raised in Denmark, close to the ocean but far away from any volcano and thus my studies at Aarhus University, Denmark (2002-2011) encouraged me to long stays abroad, including; Hawaii Volcano Observatory, Hawaii, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA; UNIS, Svalbard, Norway and University of Iceland.


Nowadays I explores the icelandic landscapes from the air, by climbing, hiking, diving or by biking.