Prof. Dr. Christoph Kätsch is specialist in Forest Management, Remote Sensing and Geo-Informatics at the University for Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK), Faculty Resource Management, in Goettingen, Germany since 1992. He received his Ph.D. and his post-doc qualification (Habilitation) from Goettingen University. Before starting his scientific career Dr. Kätsch worked as a forest officer in the Forest Service of Lower Saxony, Germany. He has also worked for several years as technical advisor and professor in African countries and as short-term specialist in Russia, Vietnam and China. His scientific work covers a wide range of topics regarding forest management, forest resources inventory but also holistic and multidisciplinary approaches in mapping and analyzing green landscapes. In his studies he introduced modern systems analysis and information modeling methods into resource information science, forming an important basis for the efficient us of information technology in sustainable resources management. To this day, his scientific work concentrates on aspects of applied informatics and remote sensing on renewable natural resources and suitable methods to derive useful information from the data gathered. Prof. Kätsch has worked on more than forty international research projects involving technical cooperation with project partners in many countries around the globe. He has been elected vice-chairman of IFSDAA in 2007 and vice-chairman of ISSDA in 2010.