Speakers: Lisa Maria Rebelo, PhD

Lead Scientist at Digital Earth Africa

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Dr. Lisa-Maria Rebelo is the Lead Scientist for Digital Earth Africa, where she provides leadership and strategic guidance to the scientific, research and technical operations of the Program. She holds a PhD in Remote Sensing, and has 20 years of experience working in the Earth Observation (EO) sector in Africa and Asia. Lisa’s work has focused on the provision of spatial information, metrics and indicators to inform improved land and water management strategies, and the integration of science-based outputs into policy processes. She is the Vice-Chair to the Ramsar Convention’s Scientific and Technical Review Panel, supporting Implementing Parties in the use of EO data in the management of wetlands, and a Principle Investigator on JAXA’s Kyoto and Carbon Science Team.

On the agenda

  1. Open and Collaborative Science

    Sep. 29, 10:00am Panel The Central Hub

    NASA has designated 2023 as the Year of Open Science. The shift to shared cloud data and services creates new opportunities for open, collaborative, and replicable science; accellerating the transition from research to application; and increasing transparency and confidence in science-based understanding.

    But a long path remains between the pricipals behind open science and FAIR (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) data and the actualization of this vision. The panelists will explore where we are on this journey and the path ahead.



  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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