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 Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), most recently serving as senior advisor on geospatial strategy development and implementation design.
Further previous positions include senior specialist consultancies at the World Bank's DRM and Urban unit, short-term consultancy at GFDRR, foreign national research affiliation at NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center, and visiting scientist positions at Columbia University's CIESIN and the attached NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center 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.
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.
Pierre-Philippe Mathieu is Earth Observation Data Scientist at the European Space Agency in ESRIN (Frascati, Italy). He spent 20+ years working in the field of environmental and ocean modelling, weather risk management and remote sensing. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and M.Sc from University of Liege (Belgium), a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Louvain (Belgium), and a Management degree from the University of Reading Business School (UK).