Renée Bichler M.Sc.

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About me

Hi everyone,


My name is Renée and I’m a PhD student at the University of Augsburg. I’m originally from Tyrol, Austria, and lived in Vienna for a few years, where I also did my bachelor’s and master’s degree. My PhD is about how economic activity impacts air pollution and at the moment, I’m working on my second research paper as well as on the development of an air pollution/economic indicator. I’m always happy to get in touch with people who are interested in my research or looking for an exciting traineeship, bachelor’s or master’s thesis in our department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).


In case you’re interested or need further information don’t hesitate to reach out to me!


All the best,


Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

  • 2020-today Research Assistant, Atmospheric Remote Sensing, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 2019-today DLR/DAAD Research Fellow, Doctoral Studies, Atmosphere, DLR, Germany   
  • 2021 EGU’s Science-Policy Pairing Scheme Candidate, EU Parliament, Brussels
  • 2019 Trainee at the Directorate Energy, Transport and Climate, JRC Ispra, EU Commission, Italy
  • 2018-2019 University Lecturer, Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2018 Trainee at the Earth Observation Program (EOP), ESA ESRIN, Italy
  • 2016-2018 Research Assistant, Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2014-2018 Teaching Assistant, Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna, Austria
    • Introduction to Geoinformatics
    • Geomedia in Education
    • Methods of GIS-based Data Acquisition
    • Applied Geoinformation
    • Multimediatechnology and Geocommunication
    • Animation and 3D-Visualization
  • 2012-2016 Earth Observation and GIS Operations, GeoVille Information Systems GmbH, Austria
    • ASSIST WRM, European Space Agency (ESA)
    • G-ECO-MON, European Space Agency (ESA)
    • GIO Land, European Environmental Agency (EEA)
    • Natura 2000, Copernicus Land Monitoring (EU Commission)
    • SENSA, European Space Agency (ESA)
    • SIGMA, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    • TIGER NET, European Space Agency (ESA)
  • 2009 Internship in Civil Engineering, Bau- und Planungsbüro Sebastian Resch, Austria
  • 2008 Internship in Civil Engineering, Ing. Hand Bodner Baugesellschaft mbH & CoKG, Austria


  • 2020-today PhD Candidate, Geography, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 2016-2019 Master of Science, Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2012-2015 Bachelor of Science, Geography, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2006-2011 HTL Saalfelden, Civil Engineering, Austria


Grants & Awards

  • Nominated for the DAAD award for outstanding achievements by foreign students at German Universities, June 2022
  • DLR/DAAD Research Fellowship, Doctoral Study, April 2022
  • EGU’s Higher Education Teaching Grant 2021 with Lisa Küchelbacher and Sabine Wüst
  • DLR/DAAD Research Fellowship, Doctoral Study, April 2021 
  • 2nd Place of the DLR’s Competition of Visions 2021-2022 with Prof. Michael Bittner
  • DLR/DAAD Research Fellowship, Doctoral Study, April 2020
  • DLR/DAAD Research Fellowship, Doctoral Study, November 2019






Renée Bichler and Michael Bittner

Comparison between economic growth and satellite-based measurements of NO₂ pollution over northern Italy

Atmospheric Environment (2022),



Supervised Theses


Bachelor theses:

  • Untersuchung großräumiger Einflüsse auf die Variation des troposphärischen Stickstoffdioxids über Norditalien am Beispiel der quasi-biennalen Oszillation
    Jacqueline Oster, University of Augsurg
  • Estimating NO₂ surface concentrations from satellite tropospheric column observations to better assess adverse health effects from air pollution
    Fabian Heißerer, University of Augsburg
  • Analyse des wirtschaftlichen Einflusses auf die NO₂ Variabilität der Metropolregionen Los Angeles, Riad und Tokio
    Stefan Samuel Schönebeck, University of Würzburg