Capabilities of Remote Sensing for Resource Management in Developing Countries
Webinar Speakers: Dr. Nkeiruka N. Onyia & Prof. Vern Singhroy
About the Webinar
Remote sensing is widely applied in resource management all over the world, for instance in ocean monitoring, ice & snow observations, forest management, biodiversity monitoring and so on. In developing countries, the uptake of earth observation technologies is slow and has led to loss of critical revenues for the nations.
In this webinar, Dr Onyia and Prof Singhroy will discuss how both optical and radar remote sensing technology are providing handy tools for economic development and capacity building as well as the opportunities for developing nations to leverage on this.
Nkeiruka Nneti Onyia received her PhD in Geography from the University of Leicester in 2014. She is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Leicester. Nkeiruka is passionate about improving the representation of black women in the male-dominated STEM fields and to do this, she mentors young budding scientists through the United Nations Girl Up Foundation in Leicester, UK. She also serves on the IEEE-GRSS IDEA committee promoting and advancing the careers of African women and young professionals to help the prestigious society deliver on the laudable goals of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Dr Vernon Singhroy is the President of EOSPATIAL in Ottawa, Canada. He is an internationally recognized expert on remote sensing applications, and was the chief scientist of the Canadian Space Agency, RADARSAT Constellation Mission, launched in June 2019. Dr. Singhroy received his Ph.D. in environmental and resource engineering from the State University of New York, Syracuse. He is a professional engineer. A senior research scientist with the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing at Natural Resources Canada (1995-2020), Dr. Singhroy has published over 300 papers in scientific journals, proceedings, and books. He was the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, and he is the co-editor of four books, including of the Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing. Dr. Singhroy has been a Professor of Earth Observation at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France (1998-2020) and he is an adjunct professor in Planetary and Space Sciences at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Dr. Singhroy received the prestigious Gold Medal Award from the Canadian Remote Sensing Society and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian and international remote sensing applications and education.