Dr Jens Klump

Team Leader Geoscience Analytics

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Jens Klump is a geochemist by training and Science Leader Earth Science Informatics in the Mineral Resources unit of CSIRO. His involvement in the development of publication and citation of research data through Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) sparked further work on research data infrastructures, such as enterprise data management systems and long-term digital archives.

Jens' current work focuses on data in minerals exploration, looking at data capture and data analysis. This includes automated data and metadata capture, sensor data integration, both in the field and in the laboratory, data processing workflows, and data provenance, but also data analysis by statistical methods, machine learning and numerical modelling. Jens is the vice-president of the International Geo Sample Number Implementation Organization (IGSN). The organisation coordinates the development and introduction of persistent identifiers for physical specimens of research materials.

Jens earned degrees in geology and in oceanography from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and received his PhD in marine geology from the University of Bremen, Germany.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Geoscience Analytics

Academic Qualifications

  • 1999

    Dr. rer. nat. (Uni Bremen)

  • 1995

    B.Sc. (Honours) (Univ. Cape Town)

  • 1994

    B.Sc. (Univ. Cape Town)

Professional Experiences

  • 2001-2014

    Senior Research Scientist at German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Potsdam, Germany

  • 2000-2001

    IT Project Manager at DIE ZEIT (Newspaper, Hamburg, Germany)