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Tobias Blätgen

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Research Associate

WISDOM Project

KIBEX Project

DAAD Summer School

Tel.: + 49-228-815-0229



Tobias Blätgen holds a Diploma in Geography from the University of Bonn (Germany). He studied Geography, Urban Planning and Geology in Bonn (Germany) and Bergen (Norway).

His focus is on vulnerability research, sustainable planning and climate change adaptation. Tobias completed his diploma thesis in 2012 on the topic of “climate proofing and risk assessment in the German planning environment”.

Working area at UNU-EHS

Tobias works as a Research Associate in the VARMAP section, contributing to the section’s work in the context of the IPCC, organizing the DAAD Summer School 2013 “Coping with Disasters and Climate Extremes” and supporting the projects WISDOM and KIBEX.

His main expertise is in GIS analysis, statistical data management, climate change adaptation concepts and vulnerability research.