Senior Geospatial Strategist, European Space Agency Representative to the World Bank
Chris Aubrecht represents the European Space Agency (ESA) at the World Bank, providing strategic advice and coordinating collaborative activities. ESA’s Earth Observation for Sustainable Development #EO4SD initiative provides support to International Financial Institutions in increasing uptake of Earth Observation with the aim of long-term mainstreaming and transfer into development operations. Prior to joining ESA, Chris was leading the spatial analytics efforts under the WB CDRP disaster resilience initiative. For 10 years he worked at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, in the end serving as senior advisor on geospatial strategy development.
Scientific Director, SIRS, France
Christophe Sannier is currently Scientific Director at SIRS since 2016 and has worked at SIRS since 2007. Prior to that he was a lecturer at Cranfield University for 10 years after completing his PhD on the applications of Satellite imagery for strategic monitoring of crop yields and conditions of rangeland vegetation in Southern Africa. He was also visiting fellow of Cranfield University and has been involved in a large number of research and consultancy projects in relation to the EU Copernicus programme and with the European Space Agency (ESA).
EO4SD-Urban consortium partner,
Senior Project Manager,
GAF AG, Germany
Fabian Enßle is currently the Senior Project Manager at GAF with more than 10 years of experience in transforming Earth Observation (EO) data into actionable products and services by interacting between user requirements and in-house technical implementations. For four years he is working at GAF in the Forestry & Climate Change Unit promoting cloud based solutions that help to bridge the digital divide.