Personal Details

Sven Blumenstein

Date/Place of Birth:
Dec. 22, 1972, Neuss/Germany


Career History

since Oct. 2007

GIS Administrator at RWE Dea AG, Hamburg, Germany
Setup and maintenance of the corporate geo information system (GIS) and web map services for exploration and field development, competence for coordinate systems, GIS user support and workshops
GeoSupportCenter, Dept. GeoData & Applications/GeoProjects

Nov. 2003 - Sept. 2007

Scientific Associate at the Bavarian Environmental Agency, Munich, Germany
'Hydrogelogical Map of Bavaria', scale 1 : 50,000

Research area: Lower Bavarian Forest and Danube Valley between Regensburg and Passau

Aug. 1999 - Oct. 2003

Research Associate (Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Aachen University, Germany)
Project: GIS-based 'Hydrogelogical Map of Northrhine-Westphalia',
scale 1 : 50,000
on behalf of the Geological Survey of NRW, Krefeld

Feb. 1998 - June 1999 Research Assistant (Department of Applied Geophysics, Aachen University, Germany) during the project
'Seismologic investigations in the Lake Magadi Area, Kenya'
Installation and maintainance of a mobile seismic network
Sept. 1998 - Feb. 1999
Feb. 1997 - Dec. 1997
Student Assistant (Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Aachen University, Germany)
Feb. 1996 - Oct. 1996 Trainee and Student Assistant (Geotechnisches Buero Prof. Duellmann, Aachen, Germany)


July 1999 Diploma in Geology, Technichal University of Aachen, Germany

Oct. 1992 - July 1999









Major in Geology,
Aachen University, Germany,
University of Bonn, Germany
Jan. 1999 - July 1999
Diploma Thesis in Seismology:
'Seismotectonic investigations in the Lake Magadi Area, Kenya'

Sept. 1997 - Febr. 1998
Geological Diploma Mapping Report (only German):
'Geology and Hydrogeology of the area around the Herzkamper Mulde near Wuppertal, Rhenish Slate Mountains, Germany'

March 1997 - August 1997
Completion of Diploma Examinations:
General Geology, History of the Earth,
Engineering Geology, Applied Geophysics

Nov. 1994
Intermediate Examinations in Geology (Vordiplom),
University of Bonn, Germany

Aug. 1983 - June 1992 A-Level (Abitur)
Quirinus Grammar School, Neuss, Germany
Aug. 1979 - June 1983 Friedrich von Bodelschwingh Primary School,
Neuss, Germany
Prof.-Karl-Heinrich-Heitfeld-Award, Geosciences RWTH Aachen, December 2000
Ibs-von Seht, M., Blumenstein, S., Wagner, R., Hollnack, D., Wohlenberg, J. (2001):
Seismicity, seismotectonics and crustal structure of the southern Kenya Rift - new data from the Lake Magadi area.- Geophys. J. Int. 146, 439-453.
Diepolder, G.W. et al. (2011): Geowissenschaftliche Landesaufnahme in der Planungsregion 12 Donau-Wald - Hydrogeologische Karte 1:100.000 (5 Blätter) mit Erläuterungsband. LfU Umwelt Spezial, 214 S., 57 Abb., 33 Tab., Augsburg 2011
Areas of Expertise
IT & Scientific Skills

Standard Applications (Win9x/NT/2000), MS Office, Corel Draw),
UNIX/Linux Basics (Solaris, Irix),
Geo Information Systems (ArcGIS, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, ArcInfo Workstation, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst),
Coordinate Systems and Datum Transformationens

Databases (MS Access),
Geostatistical Applications (Surfer),
2D/3D Modeling (Surfer, GOCAD basics),
Groundwater Modelling (Processing MODFLOW basics)
Open hole log interpretation basics
Seismologic applications (Seisan, Pitsa, Focmec)

Languages German - native speaker
English - fluent
Personal Interests

Rock Music, Concerts
Travelling, Hiking