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EGU Award Ceremony (Credit: EGU/Foto Pfluegl)

Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Awards 2023 Caroline Haslebacher

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Caroline Haslebacher

Caroline Haslebacher
Caroline Haslebacher

TS Tectonics and Structural Geology

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Caroline Haslebacher for the poster/PICO entitled:

Mapping linear surface features on Europa using a deep learning framework (Haslebacher, C.; Thomas, N.)

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Caroline Haslebacher is a third-year PhD student supervised by Prof. Nicolas Thomas in the Planetary Imaging Group at the University of Bern. She is studying geologically interesting curvilinear surface features, called lineaments, on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. A major goal of her PhD is the development of a robust and adequate deep learning tool for automated mapping of lineaments on Europa.

With the first version of her deep learning tool “LineaMapper” she created a global map of lineaments based on images from the Galileo mission. The map distinguishes between bands, double ridges, ridge complexes and undifferentiated lineae. Caroline Haslebacher presented the automatically generated global map on an interactive poster at EGU23. LineaMapper can assist a rapid analysis of images from upcoming missions to Europa, such as Europa Clipper and JUICE.