Holger Vogt

Brief profile:
Mr. Vogt-Altena's expertise primarily covers the disciplines of GIS, remote sensing, forestry, environmental engineering and nature conservation. His involvement in remote sensing straddles the analysis and interpretation of data of various aerial and satellite based sensor systems such as CIR (color infrared), radar, multi- , and hyperspectral as well as lidar. In addition, he is familiar with the implementation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (UVS) in a civil engineering and natural resources environment.

For some time he was entrusted with the responsibilities in drawing up, reviewing and implementing environmentally related management plans as well as the establishment of geographic information systems for the US Army. Furthermore, required environmental reviews were generated by him and the coordination between Host Nation and the US forces managed. In addition, he made sure that the garrisons are in full compliance with the current regulations and laws with respect to environmental goals and projects. Mr. Vogt-Altena was also in charge of the motivation, control and budgeting of environmental projects at garrison level.

Ph.D Thesis::
PhD Thesis: „Derivation of forest inventory parameters from high resolution satellite imagery”

Professional Experience:
2012-2015: Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben (lecturer), Department of Geography, University of Göttingen
2008 - 2012: Natural Resources Manager with Ingenieurbüro Gibs geologen + ingenieure, Nürnberg, and US Army, Baumholder.
2004 - 2007: Agency manager (insurance association (BWV) insurance specialist) with the Volksfürsorge Lebensversicherungen AG, Göttingen
2002 - 2004: Senior Financial Consultant with MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG
2000 - 2002: Lecturer for GIS / environmental information systems (environmental and landscape planning) and remote sensing / photogrammetry at the Hildesheim / Holzminden University of Applied Sciences, Göttingen Campus
Extracurricular: Commissioned GIS work, accompanying landscape planning, and biotope mapping for landscape planning and agricultural firms
1995 - 2000: Scientist and junior lecturer with focus on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing (photogrammetry) at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Forestry 'cum laude', 2000, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Topic Master Thesis (remote sensing): "An investigation into the feasibility of forest inventory by means of stereo satellite imagery employing digital photogrammetry technology"
Bachelor of Science with Honours (B.Sc.Hons.), 1997, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Traineeship with the Bavarian forest administration, 1991
Diplom Forester, 1986, University of Freiburg

Topic Diploma Thesis (remote sensing): "Untersuchung zur möglichen Differenzierung der Exposition von Wirtschaftsgrünland unter Auswertung von Bendix M2X Multispektral - Scannerdaten"
Pre-degree in economics, 1985, University of Freiburg

Further Qualifications:
- Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA)
- Cooperative Centre for Remote Sensing, Cape Town
- Member of the Southern African Institute of Forestry (SAIF)
- Member of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (United Kingdom)

Computer Proficiency:
ArcGIS (ESRI), ERDAS IMAGINE, AgiSoft, Leica Photogrammetry Suite (LPS), GRASS, TNT Mips, ENVI/IDL, eCognition, PMWIN MODFLOW, ArcHydro, MS Office, AutoCAD, SAS

German (native speaker), English (fluent), Afrikaans, Flemish (good working knowledge), Dutch, French (basic knowledge)

Research Interests:
Landscape Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
GIS; DTM and DSM modelling
Remote sensing (land use, land cover; vegetation indices; Lidar)
UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
Digital photogrammetry
Natural resources management
Forest disturbances