Christian Wild is an ice-scientist at Gateway Antarctica, New Zealand, who is focusing on Antarctic ice shelves and their interaction with the ocean. Before moving to New Zealand, Christian studied at the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences, Austria, where he developed a strong interest in ice and climate for which he received a Master’s degree in meteorology. Born in Munich, he grew up in beautiful Southern Germany and attended the Dante College.

Christian believes that the combination of satellite remote sensing with computer simulations and field validation helps us to tackle the climate change challenge. For this he mainly uses radar interferometry, open-source software and has participated in four expeditions to Antarctica as well as to glaciers in Iceland, the European Alps and the New Zealand mountains.

Christian also spends a big part of his life hanging by his fingertips. He is a keen rock climber, loves chocolate and shares his adventures on his online blog.