Volker is a research scientist who has pioneered multi-agent simulations for the analysis of how public policies impact climate change and induce technological innovation into mitigation policy strategies.
In the last decade, working with OIKO he has transferred theoretical research into applied engineering and project development. Relevant projects include the propagation and mitigation of climate risk in networks, software development for failure analysis in climate proofing engineering, and probabilistic localization techniques for climate impact. He is currently working on technological innovation for sustainable food security, practical measures to decrease soil degradation, and improvements to agricultural management practice.
Volker holds a PhD in computer science and economics from the Free University of Amsterdam, and a Master of Artificial Intelligence from the University of Groningen. He speaks and works in English, German and Spanish.
We use Earth Science technology to improve the quality of life in our world, especially the economic livelihood opportunities of the world's most vulnerable populations and the sustainable use of the natural resources of our planet. Our work is divided in six main program areas- Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Poverty & Livelihoods and Climate Services.