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A talk show with inspiring geospatial change makers

Satellite data for faster, better disaster response

Rohini Sampoornam Swaminathan

Rohini Sampoornam Swaminathan is the Head of Geospatial Support Unit at the UN World Food Programme. She focuses on geospatial applications in Disaster Risk Reduction, environmental management, international development, food security and health. In this episode, Rohini talks about her journey to Earth observation.

Algae blooms, satellite data, and environmental sciences.

Africa Flores-Anderson

Africa Flores-Anderson is a Research Scientist at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) Earth System Science Center, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University, and a Vanier Scholar. In this episode, Flores talks about geospatial technologies for environmental sciences.

Geobusiness, women in GIS, mentorship and more.

Cyhana Williams

Cyhana is a UX Researcher with Microsoft and Co-Founder of African Women in GIS (AWiGIS). AWiGIS is an online community for African women worldwide who study, work or are enthusiasts about the geospatial industry. In this episode, she shared her experience working with geospatial data in her community.

Standards as the foundation of data ecosystems.

Nadine Alameh

Dr Nadine Alameh is Open Geospatial Consortium’s CEO, an appointed member of the U.S. National Geospatial Advisory Committee, and a board member of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management – Private Sector Network. In this episode, Nadine highlights the role of standards in integrating data for unique EO applications.

Changing the conversation in the geospatial industry

Welcome to Looking UP, our official talk show featuring leaders and thinkers changing the world through geospatial technology.

From climate change to gender representation and economic equality, our speakers are invited to talk boldly about the challenges we face on our planet and what it takes to change the conversation.

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