The UN-SPIDER team warmly welcomes our new colleague in the Bonn Office, Dr. Joachim Post. Joachim joined UN-SPIDER in September and he will be providing technical and scientific support to the Programme. He will mainly support the Bonn Office in its activities, including the further development of the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal, Technical Advisory Support, and the establishment of partnerships.
Joachim is a seconded expert from the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He has worked at DLR's German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) since 2006 as a research scientist on risk assessment. His work included the development and implementation of tsunami risk assessment and knowledge for early warning in Indonesia (GITEWS project). Additionally, he was involved in several international projects including in Southern and Western Africa, South East Asia, South America and Europe, dealing with applied risk analysis research.
Joachim holds a diploma in environmental sciences from University of Trier (Germany, 2002) and a Ph. D. in Geo-ecology from University of Potsdam (Germany, 2006) obtained while working for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He studied also at Utrecht University (Netherlands) and University of Aberdeen (UK). He is an expert in environmental and natural hazards risk and vulnerability assessments, early warning, climate impact research, earth observation and simulation modelling. His main interest is in generating and transferring knowledge for risk reduction.