André OBREGON

Technical Expert for Climate, Group on Earth Observations (GEO)​

André Obregón is the Climate Coordinator at the Secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). GEO is an intergovernmental partnership advocating for full and open access to Earth observation data, information and knowledge which is crucial for humanity as it faces unprecedented challenges posed by climate change.

André liaises closely with GEO’s climate partners, including the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). He also supports climate-related activities across the GEO Work Programme in areas, such as agriculture, biodiversity, disasters, energy and urban areas. In particular, he is the GEO Secretariat focal point for the GEO Carbon and GHG Initiative, a global collaborative framework for global carbon observations including many partners, such as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Before joining GEO, he worked at the German Meteorological Service (DWD) where he was responsible for setting up the satellite-based climate monitoring component within WMO’s Regional Climate Centre for Europe and the Middle East. At DWD, he was also part of a preparatory project for the Copernicus Climate Change Service. For many years, he served as lead author for the European chapter of the BAMS Annual State of the Climate Reports.

He holds a PhD in Geography from Marburg University.