Daniela Sofie Luhrsen

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Daniela Lührsen is an environmental scientist with a love for maps. Her aim is to find solutions to environmental problems through the usage of spatial data. Throughout her academic career she has worked on a wide range of topics, including forest fires, droughts, water scarcity and infectious diseases.

In 2021, she worked with the laboratory of geo-information and remote sensing of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (PUCV) on characterizing the impact of Chile's worst drought in centuries on the phenology of agricultural plantations and natural vegetation. Later, in 2022, she joined the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Comission as a trainee to help with the bias adjustment and downscaling of various CMIP6 models within the CORDEX project. Currently, she is working as a climate and health data scientist in the Global Health Resilience Team at the BSC, to produce toolkits that will help monitor and prevent the outbreak of climate sensitive infectious diseases.


2019-2021   MSc Urban Environmental Management, Geo-information Science track
                      Wageningen University, Netherlands
                      Thesis: "Attribution of climate and water extraction to hydrological change by means of a SWAT model in the Elqui Basin,

2018             Exchange semester, Agronomy
                      Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

2015-2019   BSc Environmental Sciences
                      Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
                      Thesis: "Analysis of burn severity and canopy afection in the Gandia forest fire (2018) using Sentinel 2 imagery"