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Bianca Hoersch

European Space Agency ESA
Chief Digital Officer

Dr. Bianca Hoersch holds a degree in Geosciences, minor Metereology, and a PhD in Geoinformatics.

She started her career at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne (DLR). There she managed Earth Observation projects. Mainly, she worked on a cooperative project with African countries on natural resources and biodiversity.

In 2004, she started working at ESA ESRIN Earth observation Centre in Frascati, Italy. Her first position there was as a third party mission manager. There she was responsible for the coordination of the data from the different partners in this facility which is based on international co-operation.

In 2008 she started working for the Copernicus Program, first as a Program Manager and later as a Mission Manager.

Since 2017, she has been leading the digital transformation of the European Space Agency as Chief Digital Officer.