Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann has headed the office of the Council for Sustainable Development since its inauguration in 2001. After studying landscape planning, Dr. Ing. Bachmann in the Federal Environment Agency responsible for the Federal Soil Protection Act. He is chairman of the jury of the German Sustainability Award and the Next Economy Award. His honorary professorship has been awarded to him by Leuphana University Lüneburg. In scientific advisory councils, foundations and international networks, as well as Secretary General of the Sustainability Council, he uses impulses and initiatives to promote sustainability thinking in business, politics and society and coordinates the work of the Sustainability Council.
Jörg Singer has been Mayor of Heligoland since 2011. He studied industrial engineering in Germany and the USA. He subsequently worked for various companies in the high-tech industry. E.g. Of Lufthansa.
Dr. Niels Renzing, born 1977 in Kiel, studied human medicine in Kiel and Mainz. Doctorate (Dr. med. 2005), specialist training since 2005 at the Worms Clinic and the Kiel Municipal Hospital as a specialist in internal medicine and gastroenterology. 2015-2017 Senior physician in charge of personnel at the 3rd medical clinic of the city of Kiel. Hospital Kiel GmbH. Since 2017 senior physician at the Institute for Rescue and Emergency Medicine of the UKSH, since 2018 deputy director of the institute. Since 2010 he has been working as an emergency physician, since 2015 he has been the head emergency physician of the state capital Kiel.
Dr. Helmut Morsi studied physics and received his doctorate in 1985. His career began as a researcher in various institutes of the Max Planck Society. In 1988 he started working at European level, collaborated with patent attorneys and participated in the European Torus Project Euratom. Since 1994, he has headed various research and transport funding programmes at the European Commission in Brussels. He implemented and managed the Marco Polo programme and became Vice-President. He led the MOVE-B1 “Trans-European Network” and “TENtec Innovation” in the field of transport infrastructure. In 2006 he initiated TENtec and since 2015 has been advisor to the Director of the European Mobility Network (DG MOVE-B), which includes the coordination of innovation. In 2017, he will be active in this role for the EU Commission in the areas of “Investment, Innovative and Sustainable Transport”.
Since June 28, 2017, Dr. Thilo Rohlfs State Secretary in the Ministry of Economy, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein. He is a doctor of law. After starting his career in a law firm in Kiel in 2012, he will be working as the head of the Department of the Environment, Local and Regulatory Affairs in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde. In 2016, he is appointed judge at the Schleswig-Holstein Administrative Court and works in the areas of police and regulatory law as well as traffic law. He was born on September 18, 1979 in Eckernförde, is married and has two children.
Andreas Breitner has graduated in Public Administration. For ten years he worked in various police departments, most recently as head of the kriminalpolizeilichen counseling center in Kiel. From 2000 to 2003 Breitner worked as a personal speaker of the Schleswig-Holstein Minister of the Interior Klaus Buß. In October 2002, he was elected by the citizens of the city of Rendsburg in direct election to the mayor and took office on April 1, 2003. In the mayoral election in 2010, he was confirmed with 87%. In 2012, Andreas Breitner became Minister of the Interior in the Cabinet of the state government. Since 2015 he is director of the VNW Verband Norddeutscher Wohnungsunternehmen e.V.
Director - Greening the Islands, CEO - The Green Consulting Group.
Dr. Gianni Chianetta is Director at Greening the Islands and CEO at The Green Consulting Group. He holds a degree in Mechanical & Management Engineering and masters and studied in London, Chicago, Milan and Madrid. Gianni Chianetta has been elected by the board to be Chair Elect in 2019 and Chairman of the Global Solar Council in 2020. After spending some years in the area of sales and project management for companies such as Parke-Davis, Capsugel, Wilkinson Sword, Warner Lambert, Tetra and others, since 2002 he has been working in the area of energy, first as External Affairs Director at BP Italia and then as Managing Director at BP Solar Italy. He has also chaired the coordination of the group of enterprises in the framework of the Ministry of the Environment (National Committee for Solar Energy) and he has been one of the founders of the Global Network of National PV Associations (NNPVA) in 2007, which has been the basis for the Global Solar Council.
Managing Director CIST - Center for Innovation & Sustainability in Tourism e.V.
Prof. Dr. Ines Lolo Britta Carstensen is the scientific director of the national research alliance for the tourism industry (CIST e.V., Center for Innovation & Sustainability in Tourism). Previously, she was Managing Director of Futouris e.V., the sustainability industry initiative founded in 2009 by seven TUI Group companies. Since 2011 she teaches as a professor for sustainability and innovation management and has her chair at the SRH-Hochschule Berlin. Previously, she carried out and led various research projects on the topics of climate, sustainable tourism, destination management and mobility at the universities in Lüneburg, Potsdam and at universities in Berlin. Sustainable tourism, tourism logistics, climate change in tourism as well as destination and innovation management are the focal points of her teaching and scientific publications. The positioning of German islands as part of the Europe-wide Smart Island Initiative flanked Prof. Carstensen with the initiation of transdisciplinary research collaborative projects and “Science to Destination Dialogues” in CIST.
Knut Schäfer, 42 years old, born on Rügen, is managing director of Weiße Flotte GmbH, based in Stralsund and heads the shipping company Hiddensee GmbH, and the North German Inland Shipor. He is a volunteer as chairman of the Rügen Tourist Board.
Within the FRS Group, a leading international Shipping company in sea tourism, he is at the forefront of future technologies, including green drives and traffic concepts.
Ingo Sartorius studied chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig and received his doctorate in physical chemistry in 1995. He then started his career with CES Consulting Engineers Salzgitter GmbH and has been a consultant to the Association of Plastics-producing Industry e.V. since 2008. Since 2008, he has headed the Business Unit “Man and the Environment” and is today Managing Director of the Association.
Director Institute for Rescue and Emergency Medicine
Jan-Thorsten Gräsner was born on August 10, 1971 in Kirchohsen and studied human medicine at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. His professional career began in 2001 as assistant physician at the Klinikum Dortmund. He received his doctorate in 2002 as Dr. med. med. After his acceptance as an anaesthesiologist in 2005. After transferring to the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, in 2010 he was appointed Medical Director Emergency Medicine of the UKSH Campus Kiel, for Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine. In 2012, he completed his habilitation at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel and was Chief Medical Officer, UKSH Campus Kiel until 2015. Since 2015 he has been a lecturer and director of the newly founded Institute for Rescue and Emergency Medicine of the UKSH in Kiel.
Professor of Geography at the University of Hamburg and Head of the Department of Socioeconomics of the Coastal Space at the Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz Center Geesthacht.
Beate Ratter is professor of integrative geography and coastal studies. Her research focusses on human/nature-interaction, place attachment and sustainable regional development in European coastal areas and small islands. Special interest lies in the analysis of nature perception and awareness of environment, extreme events and risks in different regional cultures. For her, sustainable coastal management is about participation of lay people and the integration of transformative governance structure in multi-hazard and multi-stakeholder environments. B. Ratter gained regional experiences in industrialised and non-industrialised nations, i.a. Canada, Columbia, Caribbean islands, Guyana, Taiwan, Maldives and the European Wadden Sea.
Her current work specialises in climate change adaptation, strategies and barriers, and deals with questions on resilience, vulnerability and adaptation capacity in coastal and island societies. She is Vice-president of the International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA) and currently Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere, which will be published in September 2019.
In 2011 she studied the ecological footprint of Helgoland (Ratter/Petzold 2012: From Ecological Footprint to Ecological Fingerprint. Sustainable development on Helgoland. In: Karin Topsø Larsen (Hg.): From one island to another. A Celebration of Island Connections. Bornholm: Centre For Regional And Tourism Research, pp. 191-203). Her recent book is about small islands in a globalised world: Ratter 2018: Geography of Small Islands – Outposts of Globalisation. Springer Nature, Cham Switzerland, DOI.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63869-0
Angelika Grohmann-Wörle holds a Master Degree in Geology and a Master of Business Administration. For more than 25 Years Grohmann-Wörle was working as a consultant for technical and environmental consultancies worldwide. She worked for private and public clients as well as for several international finance institutions preparing environmental impact studies and undertaking environmental and social audits as the responsible Project Manager. Her project experience covers the transport infrastructure and energy sector as well as the oil and gas sector for environmental and licensing topics. In 2010 Angelika Grohmann-Wörle joined TenneT TSO GmbH as a Team Manager Licensing for the offshore projects in the German EEZ focusing on topics for the design and installation of offshore cables and platforms. Since June 2018 she heads the Technical Work Stream of the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) project.
Dr. Rebecca Ballstaedt is a marine biologist specializing in marine microbial ecology. In 2013 she founded the company Sustainable me on Helgoland, which makes an active contribution to environmental protection with concepts and projects. She is the founder of the island reusable initiative “Green Anna” and carries out every year in addition to their environmental projects numerous educational projects. She is Jujorin in the competition “reusable island world champion”