Folkert Boersma (1972) is an atmospheric scientist and teacher at Wageningen University (Meteorology and Air Quality Group) and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). His research aims to better understand the sources, the concentrations, and the effects of air pollution by using satellite measurements.
Funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO Vidi Grant 864.09.001), Boersma investigated the sources of tropospheric ozone from space (2010-2016).
Currently he is the scientific co-ordinator for the European Union FP7 research project Quality Assurance from Space (QA4ECV). Throughout his career Folkert studied and worked at NIWA in New Zealand and at Harvard University in the United States.