Dr. Nils Hempelmann (male), is responsible for planning and managing OGC Innovation Program initiatives. Mr. Hempelmann holds a PhD in Geography and provides a combination of an extensive scientific background in climate change data assessment and sustainable development as well as software engineering for scientific data processing and information delivery. Furthermore he gained deep insights of the United Nations policy mechanisms e.g. as a member of the German UNCCD delegation as well as a UNFCCC observer. He contributes to OGC with his almost 20 years of research, scientific software development and climate service consultation experiences from international project contributions in research environments as well as consultation of international cooperation organisations.