After graduating in Geophysics (majoring in Marine Geophysics) from the University of Hamburg in 1988, Manfred started his professional career as system operator on board the German research vessel “FS Meteor”. This included the support of different geophysical and hydrographic equipment and the consultation of the embarked science groups in their use.
After three years on board and a change to shore, further appointments as Sales and Service manager as well as Project Manager in the market area Oceanography / Geophysics / Meteorology followed before Manfred joined OSAE GmbH (later Fugro Germany Marine GmbH) in 2000.
20 years with the company followed, thereof 13 years as Operations Manager and Project Manager. Manfred currently works as Business Development Manager and Senior Survey Consultant. With his rich experience in Hydrography and applied innovations Manfred will present on the topic: “Drones – extremely high-resolution seabed mapping”.