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Olof Hansens ResumeSkills and Experiences
ObjectiveInternational Environmental and Energy Specialist
Senior professional position as sustainability specialist in the renewable energy field, particularly interested in assisting German companies launch market opportunities in California.
Career SummaryExtensive and diverse experience in environmental impact assessments, watershed protection and waste management.Worked for private consultant, state and federal government, and academia, both in Europe and the U.S.A.Possess extensive background in environmental information management, GIS, sustainability combined with a solid training/teaching experience.
Professional Skill AreasInternational ExperienceInformation ManagementPolicy & AnalysisPartnership Building
International ExperienceLanguages: English, Deutsch, Espaol, Franais, Nederlands, Dansk.Coordinated strategies for environmental policies along the US/Mexico border between the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. EPA and Mexican government agencies.Planned programs and hosted environmental professionals from government, academia, business, and non-government organizations representing countries from four continents.Worked in Germany for federal ecological research center, taught at university, and private environmental planning companies.Applied international wetland criteria (Ramsar Convention) in environmental impact study.Cooperated on United Nations Man and Biosphere (MAB) projects in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and the Netherlands.
My Lifes Travel
International Experience (cont.)Organized professional environmental excursions in England, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Germany.Assessed endangered species status according to International, European Union, German Federal, State, and Regional lists.Presented research results and project reports at international conferences in Europe and North America.Travelled in North Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
Information ManagementLaunched successful Geographic Information System program for waste management applications.Responsible for data handling, and information resources in multi-agency program of San Francisco Bay.Apply information management tools such as webinars, spreadsheets, databases, and graphics software to daily management tasks.Acquired extensive working knowledge of software tools for environmental applications and project management.
GIS Analysis Maps
GIS Maps (cont.)Navajo Nation placed over Ohio
Policy and AnalysisCorrelated environmental with economic data for different industrial sectors generating hazardous waste.Provided senior support to ecological program on San Francisco Bay, coordinating federal, state agencies, and one NGO. Advised U.S. EPA scientifically on BIOS - national biological system to assess water quality.Applied environmental impact research to regional planning for the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Comparison of Economic Indicator (GNP-Lines) to Environmental Indicator (Waste-Bars)
Conductivity in Sacramento River with Regression Analysis
Partnership BuildingManaged a voluntary partnership program promoting businesses to voluntarily reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals, which resulted in: Reducing over half a million pounds of toxic chemicals along the West Coast.Proving that green partners improve economic competitiveness in market.Creating models for other industry sectors to follow.
Environmental Award Ceremony and Stakeholder Event
Partnership Building (cont.)Conceived idea and launched successful partnerships to convert waste resources to renewable fuels, resulting in:Achieving emission reductions of 86% for greenhouse gases.Reducing costly sanitary sewage overflow events caused by Fats-Oils-Grease.Saving costs of up to 75% by using waste feedstock and co-locating supply and demand.
Local Public-Private PartnershipRecovering Energy from Waste Diverting from Landfills
PositionPlaceTimeEnvironmental Protection SpecialistU.S. EPA Pacific Southwest Region, Strategic Planning and Partnership Office,San Francisco, CA2004-2013Information Management Specialist U.S. EPA Region 9, San Francisco, CAWaste Management Division1997-2004Scientific Information SpecialistInteragency Ecological Program at U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, CA1993-1997Assistant Regional Computer SpecialistU.S. Geologic Survey, Menlo Park, CA1990-1992Biological ScientistGeneral Sciences Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD1987-1989Planning AnalystWisconsin Department of Natural Resources Madison, WI1985-1986Adjunct ResearcherRegional Planning/ Landscape Architecture Department of University of Kaiserslautern, Germany1984-1985Ecological PlannerFederal Center for Nature Preservation and Landscape Ecology in Bonn, Germany1983-1984
Post-GraduateStudies1981 - 83Institute for Environmental Studies at theUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison(Thesis on Bio-Indicators using a GIS)M.S.1981Landscape Ecology("Diplom-Ingenieur fur Landschaftsplanung") from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany)B.S.1979Garden Architecture from the Technical University Berlin (Germany)
Olof HansenSan Francisco, CAU.S.A.mobile: +1.415.370.9301email: [email protected]/in/olofhansen