Jochen Ickinger, M.Eng, born in Heilbronn (Germany) in 1961, Master in geoinformation systems, degrees in business informatics and public administration. Working as an IT senior specialist on geo risk analysis, security data management and cyber threat intelligence. Formerly working as an investigator for the prosecution.
Investigating UFO phenomena since 1981. In the 80s active as case investigator for CENAP, co-editor of a UFO magazine and co-organiser of several conventions. Part of the delegation of critical German UFO researchers at the German ministry of defense (air force high command) in 1984.
Since the 90s primarily engagement in methodology of case investigations and witness interviews, reliability of eyewitness testimonies and perceptual psychology (considering forensic research). On this topics several lectures and publications in the scientific Zeitschrift für Anomalistik (Journal for Anomalistics) und the Journal for UFO-Research (Journal für UFO-Forschung), amongst others.
Member of the Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des UFO-Phänomens, GEP (Society for the Exploration of the UFO Phenomenon), Gesellschaft für Anomalistik, GfA (Society for Anomalistics) and Gesellschaft zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von Parawissenschaften, GWUP (Society for the Scientific Investigation of Parasciences).
Main activity since 2011 as co-responsible operator of the UFO information plattform ufoinfo.de, providing basic information around the UFO topic, UFO research, UFO stimuli, articles and studies as well as a weblog on current topics.
Advocate of a critical scientific methodologically sound study of the UFO phenomena and anomalistics in general.