GEF: Practical Use of Geospatial Science

Open to the Public
Nador u. 15
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
The CEU Environmental Systems Laboratory and CEU Spatial Mapping and Analysis Research Group (SMARG) cordially invite you to

Geospatial science for evaluating environmental projects

a public lecture by

Anupam Anand

Global Environment Facility
Washington DC USA

September 29, 13:30, Nador 15, 103

The session will be broadcasted at
The lecture will be delivered by videoconferencing and focus on discussing  the use of geospatial technologies, satellite data, GIS and big data capabilities and other appropriate methodologies for evaluating environmental projects. Based on the experience of evaluating global environmental projects, we will share few case studies highlighting the lessons learned, and future directions.

Anupam joined the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in 2014. He uses satellite data, GIS, machine learning, computational social science,  field surveys, and other mixed methods to evaluate environmental and developmental projects. Before GEF, he was a Remote Sensing Scientist at the Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF), University of Maryland, where he worked on developing satellite-based global data products and participated in multiple NASA-funded projects, including field campaigns for NASA's future satellite missions. He has qualitative field research experience in south Asia, and has worked with indigenous communities in the Indian trans-Himalayas. 

Anupam has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in GIS, spatial analysis, quantitative methods, ecological labs, GIS, statistical modeling and data visualization at the University of Maryland.