Dr. Werner Balogh

Chief, Space Applications Section, IDD

Dr. Werner Balogh is Chief, a.i., of the Space Applications Section (SAS) of the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In his previous role as Programme Officer with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna, Austria, he serviced meetings of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and coordinated and organized numerous capacity building activities in the field of space science, technology and applications under the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. He first joined the United Nations in 1997 as an Associate Expert on Space Applications and participated in the planning and organizing of the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III), held in 1999. Prior to returning to the United Nations in 2006, Dr. Balogh worked in the field of human space flight, space transportation and space science for the Austrian Space Agency and in the field of operational space applications for the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). He holds Dipl.-Ing. and Dr. degrees in technical physics from the Vienna University of Technology, an MSc degree in space studies from the International Space University and an MA degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.