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Physical Geography

Curriculum Vitae

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NameSimon Schmidt
AddressFederal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
B4.4 Remote Sensing
Stilleweg 2
DE-30655 Hannover
Region of birthBavaria
03/2015 - todayUniversity of Basel
Basel, Switzerland
PhD Candidate in the field of soil erosion modelling
(view the project description here)
10/2011 - 10/2014University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
M. Sc. studies in Physical Geography (final mark 1,2)
04/2012 - 10/2013Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Halle (Saale), Germany
Minor subject: Soil Science (final mark 1,0)
10/2008 - 09/2011University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
B. Sc. studies in Geography (final mark 1,15)
10/2009 - 08/2010University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Minor Subject: Soil Science (final mark 1,1)
08/2010 - 03/2011University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
Semester abroad; studies in Geography
09/1999 - 06/2008Werner-von-Siemens Gymnasium
Weißenburg i. Bay., Germany
Secondary school with final mark of 2.2,
specialized courses: Geography and Physics
10/2018 - todayFederal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
Hannover, Germany
Research associate
10/2014 - 03/2015Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Internship at the GIZ and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource Protection Georgia
09/2013 - 04/2014Scholz Ingenieur-Vermessungs GmbH
Leipzig, Germany
Working for an engineering company as surveyor
10/2011 - 09/2013Graduate Assistent at the University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
Working as a tutor and graduate assistent in the group of Physical Geography
Assistence for the lecture of "Physical Geography: Landforms, Soils, Stones"
07/2013 - 09/2013Landesamt für Geologie und Bergwesen
Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle/Salle, Germany
Internship at the state office for geology and mining
10/2008 - 09/2011Graduate Assistent at the University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Working as a tutor and graduate assistent for Prof. Jürgen Böhner and Dr. Olaf Conrad
Assistence of the lecture and course of "Physical Geography: Landforms, Soils, Water" and "GIS, Cartography and Remote Sensing"
02/2010 - 04/2010University of applied science of Bragança
Bragança, Portugal
Internship in the field of Geography and Soil Science
Awards and studentship  
20151. Prize of the Geographical Union of Leipzig for theses 2014
SCHMIDT, S. (2014): Entwicklung eines Winderosionsmodells zur potentiellen Gefährdungsabschätzung des Bodenabtrags auf landwirtschaftlichen Nutzflächen in Westsachsen; Master thesis; Leipzig.
2013 - todayOnline-studentship at e-fellows
2013 - todayOnline-studentship at careerloft


Professional Software skills
Advanced level
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Intermediate level
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Beginner level
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General IT skills
Advanced level
Microsoft Word 2010 Microsoft Excel 2010 Microsoft Powerpoint 2010
Intermediate level
Microsoft Access 2010 Microsoft Visio 2010 Microsoft Publisher 2010
'Geodesign: Change your World' - Pennsylvania State University, 2014
'ESRI - Going Places with Spatial Analysis' - ESRI, 2014
'Explore Statistics with R - KlexploRx' - Karolinska Institute, 2014
'From GPS and GoogleMaps to Spatial Computing' - University of Minnesota, 2014
'DesktopGIS' - Pace University, 2014
'Geospatial Intelligence & the Geospatial Revolution' - Pennsylvania State University, 2015
'Maps and the Geospatial Revolution' - Pennsylvania State University, 2015
'The Data Scientiest's Toolbox' - Johns Hopkins University, 2015
'R Programming' - Johns Hopkins University, 2015
Professional working skills
Field work
Differential-GPS handling
Soil sampling
Fieldspectrometry with ASD
Tachymeter surveying
GPS-device handling
Laboratory work
Language skills
GermanEnglish Portuguese French

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