Dr Chris Aubrecht
Christoph Aubrecht is affiliated with the European Space Agency (ESA), representing ESA at the World Bank to coordinate collaborative activities. Prior to joining ESA, Chris was leading the spatial analytics efforts under the World Bank’s Central America & Caribbean CDRP initiative. For more than 10 years Chris also worked at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, most recently serving as senior advisor on geospatial strategy development and implementation design. Further previous affiliations include senior consultancy positions at the World Bank's Disaster Risk Management and Urban unit (GSURR), short-term consultancy at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and various visiting scientist positions at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), at Columbia University's CIESIN and the attached NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), as well as at the University of Southern California. From 2008-2015 Chris served as adjunct lecturer in GI science and remote sensing at University of Vienna. He was scientific secretary of the ISPRS TC-II and has been editorial board member and senior advisor to various international journals incl. Georisk, the ISPRS Int. J. of Geo-Information, and Earthzine. He is also on various international advisory boards for projects funded e.g. under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. Chris holds a PhD in integrated GI science and remote sensing from Vienna University of Technology and a prior Master's degree in geography and GI science from the University of Vienna.