Eric Petermann works as a scientific officer at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) in Germany in the field of mapping and predicting of environmental radioactivity (mainly radon) with an emphasis on machine learning techniques. He studied Geography, Geology and Geophysics at the University of Leipzig (Germany) and University of Canterbury (New Zealand). After graduation in 2011, he worked for two years for consulting companies in the fields of geophysical site assessment and land management. From 2014 to 2017 he worked as a doctoral researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) in a project focusing on sustainable water management along the South African coast. His dissertation (2018 at Technical University Dresden), which was related to this project, focused on localization and quantification of groundwater discharge into the sea and into lakes using radionuclides and stable isotopes. In 2018, Eric Petermann joined the BfS.
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