Dr Jochen Schmidt

Chief Scientist - Environmental Information


PhD (Physical Geography), University of Bonn, 2001 Diploma (Geography), University of Heidelberg, 1996

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Jochen has a background in hydrology, geomorphology, soil science, geo-informatics, and hazards and risk assessment. He worked for Landcare Research between 2001 and 2003 and was instrumental in developing the New Zealand Digital Soil Map (‘SMAP’). He joined NIWA in 2003 and coordinates systems for collecting, managing and delivering environmental information – ensuring they are robust and meet best-practice standards.