Position at SIPRI: Programme Director and Director of Information Technology
Subject expertise: Facts Databases; Early-Warning Systems; Open Source Intelligence; Data Visualisation; database design; World Military Expenditure; Global Arms Transfers
Regional expertise: Global
Languages: English, German, Swedish
Education: Master's Degree in Economics from the Free University of Berlin, and studies of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Stuttgart, the University of Tübingen, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Contact: Tel: +46 - 8 - 655 97 68
Gerd Hagmeyer-Gaverus is director of the Facts database and early warning programme and director of SIPRI's IT department. He is responsible for overall project planning, coordination and supervision of the new SIPRI portal project, the Facts on international relations and security trends (FIRST) project as well as SIPRI's IT systems development, SIPRI's database development and other IT-related activities.
- ‘The SIPRI portal on Peace and Security’, a recently launched project to build a comprehensive and integrated information portal of all SIPRI information: databases, publications and library references.
- 'Integrating Fact Databases in the field of international relations and security', a joint project of SIPRI and the International Relations and Security Network (ISN), Center for Security Studies at the ETH, Zürich.
- 'An Internet based Early Warning Indicators System for Preventive Policy'.
- Early warning and electorial violence
- Cyber warfare
- Board member of the European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies (EINIRAS).
- Member of the Advisory Board for the Project Global Information AcessNet (GIANT) at the University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
- Member of the End-Users Advisory Board of the Versatile InfoRmation Toolkit for the Use of Open SOurces (VIRTUOSO), a research project, financed by the European Union’s 7th Framework Research Program
- Record-keeping,Comments and additional viewpoints, Paper presented at the Franco-Swiss Workshop on Tracability of Small Arms and Light Weapons: Tracing, Marking and Record Keeping, Geneva, 12 – 13 March 2001
- Internet access to the FIRST database system, Gerd Hagmeyer-Gaverus and Niklas Oxeltoft, Hiroshima Research News, Vol 2 No.3 March 2000
- The European Arms Trade: Trends and Patterns, Ian Anthony and Gerd Hagmeyer-Gaverus, in: European Security edited by Wilfried von Bredow, Thomas Jäger and Gerhard Kümmel, MacMillan Press, 1997
- Information Needs and Information Processing in the field of International Security, in: Increasing Access to Information Technology for International Security, edited by Péricles Gasparini Alves, UNIDIR, 1997
- Fast Information Retrieval in International Relations Research: The Internet database aproach,in: UNIDIR Newsletter Number 30/95, 1996
- Co-author of chapters on world military expenditure and on arms production in the SIPRI Yearbooks 1985-1997