Christiane Lechtenboerger studied Geography and obtained her PhD in Remote Sensing.
Since 2013 she is senior policy officer at the DLR German Aerospace Centre, policy unit of the Executive Board “Strategy and International Relations”.
She is focal point for coordinating DLRs interface to UNOOSA and UNCOPUOS with its subcommittees and provides consultation and service to the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, including coordination of the interface to the UN SPIDER office Bonn.
She is also responsible for the coordination and development of DLR activities at the interface to UNESCO, WFP and UNU.
Before working in this strongly international arena she was desk officer for the National Earth Observation Program at DLR´s Space Administration and closely collaborated with respective units at EU (Copernicus) and ESA (DOSTAG, PB-EO).
Christiane started her professional career as scientific head of the German Research Cluster “Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology” (CEDIM) at Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) and GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ). Before joining DLR, she spent a short term as desk officer at the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) where she was the focal point for respective negotiations and consultations with representatives of governmental and non-governmental critical infrastructures.