Anthony Arendt

Senior Research Scientist, Senior Data Science Fellow


Anthony Arendt is a Senior Research Scientist with the Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory, where he conducts research on the response of glaciers and ice sheets to changing climate. Anthony joined the eScience Institute in June 2015 and provides expertise in relational databases, geospatial data analytics, and development of lightweight cloud computing solutions for scientific research.

Anthony is researching new ways to integrate satellite observations with large scale hydrological models. He is developing APIs to interface with these models and provide web-accessible decision support tools to environmental stakeholders.

Anthony was previously a Research Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he conducted field studies of Alaska glaciers and taught classes in Geographic Information Systems. He has worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research.


  • Community Engagement and Education
  • Open Source Tools in the Geosciences
  • Cloud Computing
  • Relational Databases/SQL