Risk Consultant, Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program, World Bank
Since 2019, Markus is a risk consultant at World Bank’s disaster risk financing and insurance program. He develops and coordinates projects that focus on the advanced use of satellite-derived weather/climate data and socioeconomic information in the area of drought impact assessments and related risk reduction mechanisms. His work at Vienna University of Technology (GEO), Columbia University (IRI) and Harvard University (HHI) focused on the development of applied, interdisciplinary solutions in the area of disaster risk management, extreme weather/climate impact forecasting, crowdsourcing, financial instruments at micro/meso/macro level, and early warning/early action that aim to actually accomplish what omnipresent buzzwords (resilience, machine learning, etc.) are promising [Source: LinkedIn].
Senior Earth Observation System Engineer, Telespazio Vega UK
Mohamad Nobakht is a senior Earth Observation System Engineer at Telespazio VEGA UK since 2016. He provides technical and managerial support for projects related to climate services and remote sensing, working primarily on the EU Copernicus Climate Change Services Sectoral Information Systems (C3S SIS) and European Space Agency (ESA) projects. Mohamad is an environmental scientist with a strong interest in using remote sensing technologies and climate data for a broad range of environmental applications. While currently focusing on the assessment of climate change impact on the agriculture sector, he has developed considerable experience and expertise in the field of remote sensing and climate science. Mohamad also has a comprehensive understanding and hands-on experience in geospatial data analysis using Python, QGIS, etc.
Senior Project Manager, GeoVille
Norman Kieslich is a Senior Project Manager at GeoVille with more than 10 years of experience in development cooperation and project management. He coordinates earth observation activities and projects with a focus on international development cooperation.