Consultant, Geospatial analysis
Stefan is an expert in geospatial analysis, giving our clients a sophisticated and data driven approach to
understanding on-the- ground realities and responding through effective policies and development
projects. His primary strengths are in developing integrated indicators to represent complex and multi-
dimensional phenomena. Much of his work is carried out in the context of disaster risk reduction,
climate change (adaptation) and the wider humanitarian context. He carries out applied research work
in a range of African, Asian, Latin American and European countries.
In addition to working with Politas, Stefan is a senior researcher and project manager at the Department
of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg in Austria, where he leads the ‘Integrated Spatial
Indicators’ research group. In 2015 he co-founded the spin-off company Spatial Services GmbH where
he leads the section on ‘data2information’. He works on selected consultancies for the UN, European
Commission as well as other research institutes and consulting firms.
Stefan holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Salzburg and an MSc in Environmental System
Sciences – Geography from the University of Graz.
See his website for more information.