Meet 2022 GLOBE Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Africa Flores-Anderson
Keynote Speaker Africa Flores-Anderson, Earth System Scientist, NASA-SERVIR, University of Alabama (UAH); Huntsville, Alabama, USA (Photo Credit: Africa Flores-Anderson)
2022 GLOBE Annual Meeting
Registration is now open for the 2022 GLOBE Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually from 25-28 July 2022. During the four-day event, the GLOBE community will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of sessions. (Early-bird registration, which is $95, ends 17 June.)
Keynote Speaker: Africa Flores-Anderson
The GLOBE Program would like to introduce 2022 Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Africa Flores-Anderson. Originally from Guatemala, Africa is a Research Scientist at the Earth System Science Center in the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), and a PhD student at the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), and part of the Cardille Lab at McGill University.
She has over 15 years of experience on the applied use of satellite remote sensing for environmental monitoring, and disaster response, particularly water quality and forest monitoring. She currently works with SERVIR, which is a joint NASA and USAID (United States Agency for International Development) initiative. She is also a National Geographic Explorer, working with a team of scientists from the UAH to forecast harmful algae blooms in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, using artificial intelligence.
She graduated from Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala with a Bachelor’s in Agronomy Engineering. She has a Master’s of Science on Earth System Science from UAH. Her PhD research focuses in improving forest monitoring in the tropics using a combination of active and passive remote sensing, including the latest satellite technology to monitor Earth’s surface.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office