Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

Prof. Dr. Paul Becker

President of Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

Image shows Prof. Dr. Paul Becker Source: DWD

Contact

Phone: +49 69 6333-226
Fax: +49 69 6333-235
VorzimmerPraesident@bkg.bund.de

Address

Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy
President Prof. Dr. Paul Becker
Richard-Strauss-Allee 11
60598 Frankfurt
Germany

Career

Military service, training

  • Born in 1958 in Flensburg
  • 1978 - 1979: Military service, current grade: Colonel of the reserve
  • 1979 - 1984: Studies in Geosciences at University of Hamburg
  • 1987: Graduation Dr. rer. nat.

Professional activities

  • 1984 - 1989: Research associate at University of Hamburg and at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • 1989 - 2019-03: Civil servant at German National Meteorological Service
  • 1991 - 1996: Clerk
    Fields of work: e.g. operational prediction services, product development using remote sensing data and numerical simulations
  • 1996 - 2004: Head of unit
    Field of work: e.g. development of a geoinformation portal for meteorological applications
  • 2005 - 2008: Head of department
    Fields of work: e.g. coordination of international geoscientific research projects, integration of non-official data sets
  • 2008 - 2019-03: Head of division and member of executive board
    Fields of work: e.g. strategy development, policy consulting: digitization projects in the transport sector,
    opportunities of remote sensing in earth observation, implementation of the "United Nations Sustainable Development Goals" (UN-SDG)
  • 2009 - 2019-03: Representation of Germany at the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) "GEO-Principal"
  • 2010 - 2019-03: In addition Vice President of German National Meteorological Service
  • since April 1st, 2019: President of Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

Teaching activities

  • since 1998: Performing a teaching assignment at University of Hamburg
  • since 2017: Performing a teaching assignment at Goethe University Frankfurt
  • since 2018: Honorary professorship at Goethe University Frankfurt

Other

  • 2008 - 2019-03: Member of the scientific advisory board of Center for Climate Change Hesse
  • 2009 - 2019-03: Member of the executive board of German Climate Consortium
  • 2010 and 2011: Member of the jury for the GeoBusinessAWARD
  • 2014 - 2019-03: Member of the Thuringian Climate Advisory Council