Joachim Post

German Aerospace Center (DLR) • International Relations

Dr. Joachim Post is manager of the relations to United Nations System entities and International Development Cooperation cluster at the International Relations Department of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.; From 2014 to 2017 he has been a seconded national expert at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and its United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UNSPIDER) Programme at the Bonn office, Germany. There he was responsible for Earth Observation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change and worked in the areas of technical advisory support to developing countries, capacity development and knowledge management. He holds a diploma in environmental sciences from University of Trier (Germany, 2002) and a Ph. D. in natural sciences (Geoecology) from University of Potsdam (Germany, 2006) obtained while working for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He studied also at Utrecht University (Netherlands) and University of Aberdeen (UK). From 2006 to 2014 he has been a research scientist at the Earth Observation Center of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and was responsible for risk assessment research and early warning systems. There he worked on developing and implementing tsunami risk assessment and knowledge for early warning in Indonesia (GITEWS project), as a principal investigator in several projects dealing with applied risk analysis research, e.g. CLIMB ( in Europe, Flood Risk map study Singapore, SASSCAL ( and WASCAL ( projects in Africa on climate change and sustainable land management, Multi-Risk Information System in Chile project and at the DLR Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information ZKI ( as rapid mapping coordinator. Internationally he strongly cooperates with Tohoku University (Japan) and the National University of Singapore. 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 lies in the Science, Technology and Innovation interface to policy and international development cooperation.