Christoph Aubrecht is a senior scientist and advisor having a PhD in integrated GI science and remote sensing from Vienna University of Technology and a prior Master's degree from the University of Vienna. He 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 specialist consultancies 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), foreign national research affiliation at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) NGDC, and visiting scientist positions 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 he served as adjunct lecturer in GI science and remote sensing at University of Vienna.