Dr. rer. nat. Axel Sauer

Research Associate

Phone. +49 351 4679 239

Professional development

seit 09/2005
Research associate at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development: Details see "Projects and fields of work"

Ranger at the UNESCO-Geopark Bergstraße-Odenwald: Conception and realisation of environmental education activities: modules for schools (soil, geology, geomorphology), guided tours, development of the exhibition concept "History of landuse" (themes soil and geology)

Freelancer, Hessisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie, Abteilung G – Geologie und Boden, Geologischer Landesdienst, Dezernat G3 – Bodenschutz, Bodeninformation: Collaboration BoFA picture documentation, project supervision, digitalisation and preparation of vineyard soil maps 1:5.000 (BFD5W)

Student assistant, Geo-Lab of the Geographical Institute, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany: Soil and water sampling, sample preparation and analysis, graphical/statistical analysis

Freelancer, EDU engineers: Contaminated site investigation and remediation planning

Professional training

Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat.), Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Technische Universität Dresden. Topic: "Methodology for the spatially differentiated analysis and evaluation of substance-related flood risks" (public disputation 11.04.2013).

Geographer (Diploma/MS). Study of geography (study focus geoecology) with secondary subjects geology, botany und media studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany.

Certified Natural and Cultural Interpreter

UNESCO Geopark-Ranger (IHK)

Projects and fields of work

seit 05/2015
ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig - Competence Center for Scalable Data Services and Solutions

seit 01/2016
Cooperation network of state authorities on climate change adaptation

VusS - "Vulberability study Saxony: Assessment and prioritisation of integrative risks and opportunities of climate change in Saxony considering climate-relevant sensitivities, existing adaptive capacities and present landscape functions"

IÖR-Dissertation-Project Diss-SediRISK – "Methodology for the spatially differentiated analysis and evaluation of substance-related flood risks"

BMBF-KLIMZUG-Project REGKLAM – "Development and Testing of an Integrated Regional Climate Change Adaptation Programme for the Model Region of Dresden": Development of a methodology for building, analysing and evaluating integrated scenarios (profile and poster of the sub-project [in German])

PAKT-Project KLIMAPAKT – "Adaptation to climate change by spatial planning – fundamentals, strategies, instruments"  (project page, press release [in German])

BMBF-RIMAX-Project SARISK – "Development of a pollutant fate and transport model for the risk analysis and assessment of contaminants due to extreme flood events taking the county of Anhalt-Bitterfeld and the city of Bitterfeld as an example": Risik analysis and evaluation of contaminated flood deposits; development of a WebGIS-decision support system (press release [in German])

EU-FP6-Projekt FLOODsite – "Integrated Flood Risk Analysis and Management Methodologies": Application of decision support systems for long term flood risk management  (report)


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie [German Cartographic Society] DGfK

Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft [German Soil Science Society] DBG

Oberrheinischer Geologischer Verein [Upper-Rhine Geological Union] OGV