Scientific Advisory Board

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Once a year the Institute for Earth Observation calls the Scientific Advisory Board meeting which represents Eurac Research's central scientific body. Their role is to evaluate the results and to give feedback and recommendations for future activities and determine the direction of our research.

The Scientific Advisory Board is composed of European and international experts who are appointed for three years.

The current members are:

© Doris Klein

Dr. Doris Klein

Dr. Doris Klein is scientific advisor at the German Remote Sensing Data Centre (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since 2011. She received her PhD at Bonn University in 2008 and worked as PostDoc at the University of Würzburg, leading the team ‘Land surface parameters’ at the Department of Remote Sensing of the Institute for Geology and Geography. She is specialized in remote sensing with a focus on vegetation parameters, vegetation dynamics and land degradation in the context of global change and climatic change. Geographically her focus is on Eastern and Southern Africa as well as central Asia and Germany. Over the last years she worked as scientific coordinator of the DLR FireBIRD mission. Generally, she has a special interest in the new scientific research opportunities which open up due to the multitude of Copernicus Sentinel data as well as the infrastructure solutions which are developed to cope with these data amounts.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Garschagen

Prof. Dr. Matthias Garschagen holds the chair in human geography and heads the Teaching and Research Unit for Human Environment Relations at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). He further is a Honorary Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Prof. Garschagen’s research focuses on risk, vulnerability, adaptation and transformation in the context of environmental hazards and climate change, particularly in cities. He is most interested in the ways urbanization and other societal changes shape future trends in risk, exposure and vulnerability in relation to environmental and climate hazards. A second focus is on the evaluation of different adaptation options, including those to floods, heat waves and cyclones, and the governance of risk reduction, particularly at the interface of state and non-state actors. In his research, Prof. Garschagen combines a global view with regional and local expertise in Southeast Asia (especially Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore), South Asia (especially India), West Africa (especially Ghana and Nigeria) and Europe (especially Germany).

© Roberto Dinale

Roberto Dinale

Director of the Office for Hydrology and Dams Agency for Civil Protection of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol

© Peter Strobl

Dr. Peter Strobl

Senior Scientific Officer at Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC), Directorate for Sustainable Resources

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