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September 14, 2023

Global Solutions for a Global World

About This Video

In this Tech Vision Talk, Gopika Suresh discusses how our planet is in peril. Earth Observation (EO) data from satellites orbiting our planet provide heaps of global data that are actively used to analyze long-term and short-term changes to our Earth. We live in the ‘Golden age of Earth Observation’ where we have access to more than 50 years of EO data for free and available from various space organizations. Using this, we can quantify and measure forest losses and land cover changes, anthropogenic changes & their effects, quality of air, GHG emissions, marine pollution, and sea level changes. Information from EO data also aids in climate adaptation and disaster mitigation. EO scientists use data science techniques like image processing and computer vision methods to extract useful information from EO data, and artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud computing are current trends.

In This Video
Senior EO Scientist Expert and Co-founder & CSO, Unique Land use GmbH and Marble Imaging GmbH

Dr. Gopika Suresh is an Earth Observation (EO) & Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) scientist with more than 14 years of experience developing algorithms and methods to use EO data for marine, coastal, land cover, and disaster response applications. She leads the team for geospatial sciences at Unique Land use GmbH, an environmental consultancy, where her team develops cutting-edge EO-based solutions for the forestry and land use sector, especially for Carbon and climate projects.