Updated on December 9, 2020 by Emma Unander

New recruitment in EISCAT Svalbard

Trond Sandmo has started in October and will be working with the maintenance of the EISCAT Svalbard Radar (Svalbard, Norway).

Trond has a degree as an engineer in electronics from Sør-Trøndelag University and has long experience from working in the space technology sector.

“I have beside a few exceptions worked in space technology since 1998 when I got my degree. I spent seventeen years in Kongsberg Satellite Services (satellite communication) and after that, three years at The Mapping Authority in the world’s northernmost permanent settlement: Ny-Ålesund (Geodesy / VLBI). I have had several roles through the last twenty years, but operation and maintenance is a recurring theme.”

“I am an outdoorsy person, from a small place in northern Norway not far from Mo i Rana. What lured me to Svalbard in 2008 was the great wild nature and landscape. I like to hike and usually explore Svalbard by snowmobile in the winter and by boat in summer, both multi-day cabin tours and shorter day tours. These tours are most often combined with other big interests of mine: hunting, fishing and photography.”

We welcome Trond to our team.