European Space Agency (ESA)Head of the Science, Applications & Climate Department

Dr. Floberghagen is the Head of the Science, Applications and Climate Department at the European Space Agency, a post he holds since September 2022. Prior to that, spanning a career of more than 22 years with the Agency, he has held various positions at ESA, including the mission management of ESA’s scientific satellite fleet as well as Earth Explorer research and development missions. As part of the senior management team of the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes he leading all activities linked to the scientific preparation and implementation of missions, execution of exploitation programmes as well as the implementation of the Agency’s climate programmes. Furthermore, he is responsible for innovation and commercially-oriented activities within the Earth Observation domain. Of Norwegian orgin, he has a background in engineering, with PhD in earth and planetary sciences.