Remote Sensing in Decision Making
About the Speaker
Ashbindu Singh has a strong multidisciplinary background with postgraduate degrees in physical and natural sciences and a Ph.D. in environmental science. He has 30 years of work experience: 13 years working with the Indian Forest Service (1977-1990) in various capacities at local, provincial and national levels and over 17 years with UNEP in different parts of the world.
He is intimately involved in analyzing environmental sustainability issues around the globe. He has over 100 publications including 35 UNEP reports, in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences, on various environmental issues. Findings of his research work are extensively referred by the scientific community and those involved in the environmental policy formulations.
One of his papers titled "Digital change detection techniques using remotely sensed data" has made a lasting impact the field of remote sensing (citation 439 in Google scholar). The team under his direction has produced highly influential reports on various environmental issues including global forests, threats to freshwater, coastal vulnerability, linkage between environment and health, environmental conflicts , transboundary air pollutants , biodiversity and UNEP's best seller ever publication "One Planet many people: Atlas of our changing environment"
His current interest focuses on how to bridge the gap between science and policy and applications and communication of earth observations technologies for environmental assessment and monitoring.
The topic of Singh's presentation is Remote Sensing in Decision Making - an International Perspective' in which he will speak about his involvement with analyzing environmental sustainability around the world. His talk will focus on how to bridge the gap between science and policy and applications and communication of Earth observations technologies for environmental assessment and warning.
Grand Forks, ND
Singh, Ashbindu, "Remote Sensing in Decision Making" (2007). Space Studies Colloquium. 5.