When Dorothee Bürkle attended a press conference where a NASA scientist explained how the Saturnian moon Titan was being investigated using remote sensing data, the realisation that her geography studies would become more meaningful with a focus on satellite image analysis was her first thought. After reporting for several years as a freelance writer with the online editorial team at Westdeutscher Rundfunk, a German public broadcasting institution based in North Rhine-Westphalia, Dorothee joined the DLR Corporate Communications Department in 2008, where she worked until 2018.
Until then, she was a technical author for the research areas of energy and transport, and as Dorothee believes that energy and mobility are among the most important issues for the future of our society, she was always happy to report on new research developments. Dorothee believes that sustainable mobility and energy supply are possible, and, in the face of a rising global population and an increasing demand for energy, necessary. She knows about the sustainable supply of power from her childhood, where a hydroelectric power plant supplied a small mill and an adjoining house.