On the Usage of Earth Observations to address Key Environmental Challenges along the Sustainable Development Goals
Webinar Speaker: Prof. Hesham El-Askary
- Prof. of Remote Sensing and Earth Systems Science
- Director of Computational & Data Sciences Graduate Programs
- Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations
- Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University, USA
About the Webinar
This talk will demonstrate how earth observations can be used to address different issues ranging from atmospheric to marine habitats.
Prof. El-Askary is the 2015 recipient of the Chapman University’s elite Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship award. He served as the regional coordinator on a $3 million Euro grant from the European Union’s (EU) Horizon 2020. He is an Earth System Scientist with a major interest in studying natural hazards using different remote sensing technologies and data sciences. He is involved in studying extreme events, air pollution problems over mega cities, climate change and its impacts on sea level rise and coral reefs for coastal areas. He also employs earth observations in studying impact of sever dust storms causing anomalous chlorophyll outbreaks in the marine environment, hurricanes intensification as well as transport of microbes’ causing Kawasaki disease outbreaks. Recently Prof. El-Askary has been focusing on using earth observations for water resources management, precision agriculture along the sustainable development goals. He has published over 150 refereed research publications, conferences full paper and book chapters in these research areas. Dr. El-Askary’s research has been supported by National Science Foundation, NASA, United States Department of Agriculture and European Union. Dr. El-Askary has received the Saudi Arabia award hosted by the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) affiliated with the League of Arab states for the best published article in Environmental Management among 150 articles in 2006. He is also member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), AGU, EGU, COSPAR, and Phi Beta Delta Honor Society.