Friederike Eppen

Key experience:


Education

Diplom in Physical Geography Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2012
Berlin, Germany
German “Modularisiertes Diplom” is equivalent to a Master of Science
Final grade 1.4, “excellent"

Additional training


Work experience

Independent Consultant
Since 2018
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Bonn, Germany
  • Advise the Environment, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, Biodiversity, and Marine Conservation division of BMZ
  • Consult on preparations to the Conference of Parties on the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Advise on marine conservation, biodiversity, combating poaching and illegal wildlife trade
Head of Component
2015-2017
Advisor on Marine Protected Areas
2012-2017
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
La Paz, Mexico
  • Support and advise the Mexican park commission (CONANP) in strategic planning for preserving and enhancing marine biodiversity in the Gulf of California
  • Open and responsible for regional office in La Paz with 6 staff
  • Build cooperation structures with local government, academic sector and NGOs
  • Assistance in organizing regional network of all conservation projects of GIZ in Latin America and the Caribbean, and organization of conferences
  • Responsible for program monitoring system, reporting to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and knowledge management
  • Contract and manage experts to advise on marine conservation issues, and provide training workshops
  • Negotiate contracts with an international consulting company
  • Coordination of key stakeholders during the process to implement strategic plans for marine protected areas (MPA)
  • Lead a team of consultants and organize workshops for ecological monitoring (ecological Scorecard) and condition reports for marine protected areas in the Gulf of California

  • Developed concept for an enhanced deployment GIS in the management of marine protected areas, including training workshops
  • Responsible for implementing measures for adaptation to climate change and sustainable tourism in marine protected areas
Climate change adaptation and flood modelling
2011
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Manila, Philipines
  • Development of a hydrological and hydraulic model for Jibatang river basin, Samar Island, Philippines
  • Support to development of a Local Early Warning System (LEWS) and flood management strategy
  • Geodetic and hydraulic survey and data analyses
  • Support in advise local authorities on Disaster Risk Management planning and local monitoring systems
  • Support in implementing workshops to integrate climate change adaptation (c;limate proofing) in land use plans
Water availablility analysis
2011
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Potsdam, Germany
  • Conduct analysis of green and blue water availability, variability and productivity of 11 african river basins with focus on the Nile river basin
  • Spatial analysis with geographic information systems and development of maps
Adaptation to climate change and GIS
2009
Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit(GTZ) GmbH
Managua, Nicaragua
  • Analysis of climate change impact on forest fires
  • Support in data gathering and development of community atlases

Skills

Language
English
Spanish
German
French
GIS
ArcDesktop
ArcMap
ArcCatalog
ArcInfo
AutoCad
QGIS
Computing
Microsoft Office
Windows and Mac OS
Hydrology
Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
spatial analysis
HecRAS
HecHMS
Flo2D