Mohammed Shokr

Research Scientist - Sea ice for operational monitoring and climate studies

Current research and/or projects

Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to sea ice monitoring and Arctic climate studies

  • Experimental research on sea ice physical and electrical properties
  • Analysis of satellite images of sea ice to support the national sea ice monitoring service
  • Algorithm development to retrieve sea ice parameters from satellite observations
  • Evaluation of remote sensing data for incorporation in data assimilation for sea ice modelling
  • Data fusion to improve quantitative retrieval of surface parameters from remote sensing observations

Professional activities / interests

Conference workshop and session organization, especially with IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Scientific reviewer for journal papers (i.e., scientific journals); proposal submissions (e.g., NASA, European Space Agency, Italian Space Agency, Canadian Space Agency); review panels on Cryosphere (NASA)

Supervisor of undergraduate and graduate students hired to work on several aspects of sea-ice field and remote sensing data analysis

Collaboration with universities (e.g., University of Waterloo, University of Manitoba) and government agencies (e.g., Canadian Space Agency) to advance research on remote sensing for sea ice

Education and awards

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

Key publications

Shokr , M., K. Asmus and T. Agnew. 2009. Microwave emission observations from artificial thin sea ice: the Ice Tank experiment. IEEE, Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47(1):325-338.

Shokr, M., A. Lambe and T. Agnew. 2008. A new algorithm (ECICE) to estimate ice concentration from remote sensing observations: an application to 85GHz passive microwave data. IEEE, Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 46(12):4104-4121.

Mahmood, A. and M. Shokr. The International Charter: Measurements from Space for Disaster Response. In Large-Scale Disasters: Predictions, Control and Mitigation. Edited by M. Gad-el-Hak. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Shokr, M. and T. Markus. 2006. Comparison of NASA Team2 and AES-York ice concentration algorithms against operational ice charts from the Canadian Ice Service. IEEE, Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44(8): 2164-2175. [DOI 10.1109/TGRS.2006.872077]

Shokr, M. 1998. Field observations and model calculations of dielectric properties of Arctic sea ice in the microwave C-band. IEEE, Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 36(2): 463-478.

Shokr, M., J. Jessup and B. Ramsay. 1999. An interactive algorithm for derivation of sea ice classifications and concentrations from SAR images. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 25(1): 70-79.

Shokr, M. and R. Moucha. 1998. Co-location of pixels in satellite remote sensing images with demonstrations using sea ice data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 19(5): 855-869.

Research facility

4905 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M3H 5T4


EEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

CASI Canadian Remote Sensing Society (Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute)