CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME
drs. HANS ERREN
(Johannes Wilhelmus Marie Gemma Erren)

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
25 May 1961, Sittard, The Netherlands.

NATIONALITY
Netherlands

MARITAL STATUS
Married, two children (born 1995 and 1998)

EDUCATION
1979-1982
Geology and Physics, Rijksuniversiteit, Utrecht. kandidaats (BSc) met genoegen, 1 Nov 1982.
1982-1988
Geophysics, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, Rijksuniversiteit, Utrecht. Doctorandus (Msc+), awarded 3 May 1988. Secondary subjects: Hydrogeology and Signalprocessing

LANGUAGES AND DEGREE OF PROFICIENCY

Language

speaking

reading

writing

Dutch

Mother tongue

Mother tongue

Mother tongue

English

fluent 

fluent

fluent

German

good

fluent

fair

French

fair

good

poor

Spanish

poor

fair 

poor

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

2000-present
Fugro-Inpark BV Consulting engineers
, Leidschendam.
Position held GIS Consultant:
Description of duties: Preparation of proposals on geoinformation applications. Consulting clients on hardware and software infrastructure.

1995-2000
ITC
International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, Division of Exploration Geophysics, Delft.
Position held Project Geophysicist:
Description of duties: Correspond with and visit sponsors and national authorities. Building and supporting hardware and software infrastructure for the projects. Training of junior staff and nationals from the project regions on short courses. In Delft preparing intranet warehousing and webGis of the datasets of previous projects.

1992-1995
RTZ Mining and Exploration Limited, Newbury, U.K.  
Position held Data Processing Geophysicist.
Description of duties: Data retrieval, processing, mapping and archiving of geophysical data (aeromagnetic, gravity gamma-ray spectrometry and electromagnetic) from all over the world. Quality control, georeferencing, changing map projections, Fourier domain filtering and data enhancement. Integration of geophysical data with geochemical data, digitised geology, scanned topography and satellite imagery. Production of datasets, maps and software for use in the field offices. Training in data processing  to visiting professionals from elsewhere in the RTZ organisation.

1990-1992
ITC International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Resources Surveys, (ITC), Delft.
Position held Assistant Geophysicist, African Magnetic Mapping Project (AMMP).

Description of duties: Correspond with contractors for release of data (maps or tapes); Maintain the project's database (Paradox and ILWIS); Advise and check the work of the digitising crew (digitising maps); Retrieve and convert digital data (reel tapes); Process data to AMMP standards; Write reports; Archive processed data, maps, tapes and original reports. Responsibility for the complete magnetic coverage of Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Ghana. Attended regular meetings and work exchanges with AMMP partners in Leeds (University of Leeds) and Toronto (Paterson, Grant and Watson Limited) and gave two presentations at the final project meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, April 1992.

1988-1990
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
Position held Data-base assistant and junior lecturer.
Description of duties Set up and manage a database of the Mineralogical- Geological Museum of the Faculty. The collection of the museum contains about 100 000 specimen of minerals, fossils and rocks from all over the world. Put all the data of these specimens onto a database (Cardbox) in a PC (MS-DOS). Assist the Engineering Geology section in preparation of geophysical software in BASIC; assisting geophysical field work; give lectures on "Introduction to Engineering Geophysics t39": a basic introduction to civil engineers in the shallow geophysical methods that are of use in engineering purposes.

WORK EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE EUROPE
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1997-2000), Oman, Bangladesh, India (1996), Tehran, Iran (1995), Novosibirsk, Russia (1994), Melbourne, Australia (1994), Arusha, Tanzania (1992), Toronto, Canada (1990 and 1992).
 
FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE

Hardware experience Sun workstations, Personal Computers, VAX, Macintosh, Calcomp digitising table, colour printers, scanners, CD-ROM, Zipdrive, optical disks. Tape media: Exabyte, DAT, CORE, tape streamer, reel tapes.
Programming languages Visual Basic 6, MapBasic, FORTRAN 77, JavaScript; HTML (good); C (poor) and Pascal (rudimentary).
Operating environments Windows (98, NT, 2000), SunOS 4.1.3, UNIX, awk, c-shell, MS-DOS, VMS, Openwindows, MS-windows, INTERCOM.
Software experience GIS's (ArcGis8, ArcView3, MapInfo, MIPS, ILWIS, Grass); Databases (ArcSDE, ISQL, Ingres, MsAccess, Filemaker Pro, Foxpro, Paradox and Cardbox); Excel, various word processing packages; ER-mapper, Intrepid; R2V digitising software, AVS rendering software; Geosoft and Gipsi gravity and magnetics processing packages.
 
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

MISCELLANEOUS
- First Aid. Office evacuation and fire fighting 2005
- Sales Training 2001
- Management Training 1993 in Devon England (working in teams, decision making and negotiation).
- C programming 1993 in Harwell, UK.
- Software workshops Excel, Geosoft, ER-Mapper, Intrepid, ESRI ArcObjects.

HOBBIES
Singing, reading. Sports: swimming and cycling. Clubs: choral society. Other interests: Sceptical society, global warming debate, genealogy, geography, history, astronomy, philosophy, archaeology, languages, literature.