Speakers from the front lines of the climate crisis will share the urgency of our current situation and the opportunities for earth data to contribute to better outcomes for the most vulnerable.
Speakers: Catherine Nakalembe, PhD
Associate Research Professor and Africa Program Director under NASA Harvest and Member of the NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team at University of Maryland
Dr. Nakalembe is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland, the Africa Program Director under NASA Harvest, and a member of the NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team on which she serves as the Agriculture and Food Security Thematic Lead. She has broad research interests, including satellite remote sensing and machine learning applications to agriculture, land use and land-use change mapping, humanitarian mapping, and climate change. She leads methods and systems development projects for smallholder agriculture in Africa using remote sensing and machine learning. Her work led to developing and establishing satellite data-based crop monitoring initiatives in multiple African countries.