Speakers: Fred Stolle, PhD

Deputy Director of Forest at World Resources Institute

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Dr. Fred Stolle is the deputy director of Forest at the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) where he works since 2003. Fred is specialized in spatial based land cover and land use change assessments and its associated climate and ecosystem impacts, quantifying drivers, and making data available and relevant for policy and decision makers. He is trained as a Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote sensing specialist and lived in Costa Rica, Kenya, Indonesia, Belgium and since 2003 in the USA. He worked at UNEP (Nairobi) and in Indonesia for UNESCO, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), and Center for International Forestry (CIFOR). He further has been an adjunct professor at the school for advance international studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, lead technical assessor of forest carbon monitoring systems for the World Bank Biocarbon fund, and sits in several working groups use of and development of spatial data. Fred is based in Washington DC; he holds a MSc in biology and a PhD in Geography.

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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