Prof. Dr Ir. A.J. (Guus) Berkhout is a geoscientist who focuses on imaging technology that is used for monitoring human-induced changes in the deeper Earth. He also focuses on the renewal of our democratic system by integrating social and technological innovation. Guus Berkhout is founder of the science-industry research program Delphi, now being financed by a consortium of more than thirty international geo-energy companies.
Dr. Evgueni Poliakov is a senior research scientist in economics in the Strategy and Policy Unit of TNO with work experience at the World Bank. His areas of expertise include macroeconomics, economics of innovation, EU regional and industrial policies, competitiveness, cost-benefit analysis, econometric estimation and modeling. Within CFGSEC Dr. Poliakov focuses on the mathematical relationships in the socio-economic-ecological landscape.
Dr. Walter Manshanden studied economic geography at the University of Amsterdam. His experience is in regional input-output analysis, regional and urban economics and sector studies on technology, the construction sector, logistics and energy. Examples of projects are the annual Economic Forecast of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and the Randstad Monitor. Now he is focusing on metropolitan regions worldwide, using the socio-economic landscape concept.
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The mission of the Delphi Consortium is to develop big data breakthroughs in the geo-imaging technology for the geo-energy industry. Today, the Delphi research program is financed by ca. 30 international companies.
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