Michael Linden-Vørnle, Chief Adviser, the National Space Institute (DTU Space)

Michael Linden-Vørnle, Chief Adviser, the National Space Institute (DTU Space)

Michael Linden-Vørnle works as a Chief Adviser at the National Space Institute (DTU Space) which is part of the Technical University of Denmark. He is head of the institute’s center for unmanned systems (DTU Space DroneCenter) which is responsible for coordination and facilitation of projects and activities related to development and use of unmanned, autonomous systems. Ongoing projects include establishment of testbeds for autonomous infrastructure at various locations in Denmark and abroad.

Further, Michael is presently working to establish a national center for Space Safety in order to coordinate and facilitate research, development projects and other activities to identify, understand, analyze and mitigate threats originating from space against planet Earth, life, human civilization and our critical infrastructure. These threats include space weather effects, asteroids and comets, man-made space objects including debris and radiation. The center will serve as the national advisory body for decision makers and relevant authorities.

Michael holds a Ph.D. degree in astrophysics from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.