Charlotte Kirchner

M.Sc. Marine Environmental Sciences

Tel.: + 49 (0) 441 / 798-4720
E-Mail:  charlotte.kirchner(at)
Office: A1-1-126
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Research Interests:

With a background in Biosciences and a passion for GIS and Programming, I try to build bridges between these disciplines - you could describe my main focus with the term Biogeoinformatics.

Currently I am working on the implementation of ecological analyzing techniques using Web Processing Services. It is my aim to enable efficient workflows within Ecology and Environmental Sciences by using standardized methods and OGC Standards.

Education & Employment:

10/2010 - 11/2013: Bachelor studies at Kaiserslautern University of Technology (B.Sc. Biosciences)

10/2011 - 01/2013: Student Assistent at the Group of Plant Ecology and Systematics (TU Kaiserslautern)

03/2013 - 04/2013: Internship at Senckenberg Research Institute Wilhelmshaven (Department of Marine Biology)

since 10/2013: Master student at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (M.Sc. Marine Environmental Sciences)

09/2014 - 10/2014: Research assistent at the Research Group for Marine Geochemistry (ICBM-MPI Bridging Group, CvO University of Oldenburg)

since 10/2014: Research assistent at the Group for Applied Geography and Environmental Planning (Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences, CvO University of Oldenburg)

02/2015-04/2015: Internship at the Bioacoustic Project of Loro Parque Fundación (Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain)

04/2016-08/2016: Research Associate at the Working Group for Functional Ecology at AWI (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany)



  • Kirchner, A. C. & Aden, C. (2016): HotSpotSDM: HotSpotSDM ‒ ein WPS-Prozess für die Modellierung ökologischer Artenfunde. In: Strobl, J., Zagel, B., Griesebner, G. & Blaschke, T. (Hrsg.): AGIT Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik 2-2016. Wichmann Verlag. pp. 580 – 589, available online: Download.
  • Aden, C. & Kirchner, A. C. (2016): GoINSPIRED: Kontrolle und Transformation von Artendaten aus Citizen-Science-Projekten für INSPIRE. In: Strobl, J., Zagel, B., Griesebner, G. & Blaschke, T. (Hrsg.): AGIT Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik 2-2016. Wichmann Verlag. pp. 590 – 599, available online: Download.


Further Education (Scientific Courses & Conferences):

07/2014: 5th Open Source Opportunities in GIS Summer School (Girona, Spain), SIGTE University of Girona

07/2014: Second DEVOTES Summer School "From Species to Ecosystems: Modelling Marine Ecology for Management Applications" (Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain), DEVOTES-Project

06/2015: DEVOTES-EUROMARINE Summer School "Integrative assessment of marine systems: the Ecosystem Approach in practice" (Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain), DEVOTES-Project
Poster: Development of a Web Processing Service for Environmental Applications

09/2015: 2015 Course on Species Distribution Modeling (Évora, Portugal), Miguel B. Araújo Lab

02/2016: MARES Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation 2016 (Olhão, Portugal), MARES

03/2016: 44th EAAM Symposium (Benidorm, Spain), European Association of Aquatic Mammals
Presentation: Comparing day and night vocalizations in Orcinus orca

06/2016: Konferenz für studentische Forschung (Oldenburg, Germany), Forschen@Studium
Presentation: Web Processing Services: Standardisierte und vergleichbare Verarbeitung von Artendaten

07/2016: AGIT 2016 - open:spatial:interfaces Symposium und Expo für Angewandte Geoinformatik (Salzburg, Austria), Universität Salzburg
Presentation & Conference Paper: HotSpotSDM: Ein WPS für die Modellierung ökologischer Artenfunde (download)

08/2016: FOSS4G 2016 (Bonn, Germany), FOSS4G. Attendance as part of the FOSS4G studentship programme.

04/2017: MaPSIS Conference 2017 - Maritime Spatial Planning, Ecosystem Approach and Supporting Information Systems (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain), EcoAqua ULPGC
Presentation: GeoCMS HotSpot: Data evaluation and preparation

08/2017: Whalefish Professional Development Course 2017 - Marine Research Techniques & Conservation (Millport, Scotland),