Speakers: Aurélie Shapiro, PhD

Chief Technical Advisor at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Aurélie Shapiro is Chief Technical Advisor at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) since January 2021, managing a project assessing forest cover change and the associated direct drivers in Central Africa. She was formerly the Senior Remote Sensing Specialist for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), where she developed and applied innovative satellite and aerial remote sensing for conservation projects worldwide. Aurélie has a PhD in Natural Sciences from Humboldt Universität-zu-Berlin and received a Master's in Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment in 2001 and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in Canada in 1999. Aurélie lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

On the agenda



  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  2. Caribou Space

  3. Esri

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  5. Picterra

  6. Planet

  7. Replicable AI for Microplanning (RAMP)

  8. SparkGeo

  9. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


  1. Azavea

  2. Capella Space

  3. D4DInsights

  4. Element84

  5. European Space Agency (ESA)

  6. Locana

  7. PLACE

  8. Radiant Earth Foundation

  9. TileDB

  10. Umbra


  1. Cyient

  2. Development Seed

  3. DevGlobal

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