My name is Olawale Oluwafemi also known by friends as "Femi" from West Africa, Nigeria. Femi received Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography (2006) and Masters Degree in Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing (2011) from a first generation university in Nigeria.
My passion towards GLOBE started shortly after listening to a research paper on GLOBE activities delivered by Prof. Kelvin during 32nd International Geographical Congress in Germany 2012. As a scientist from Nigerian Space Agency, I was opportune to receive a grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) through University of Toledo, Ohio to participate in the Annual Partners Meeting in Maryland, 2013. Today, I am extremely excited to have been selected as member of the newly inaugurated GLOBE Science Working Group. As a trained GLOBE Scientist and Teacher, I was selected in July, 2014 as NASA-GPM Master Teacher 2014-2015. I am honoured to partner with my GPM colleagues, and their students as we embark on this exciting NASA Global Precipitation Mission. Femi is engaged in research focusing on the use of satellite data to understand subsidence rate along the coastal cities of Nigeria and working closely with high school students between the ages of 12-16 using Precipitation Protocol, Surface Temperature Protocol and Space Science Education. Femi also serves as member of the GLOBE Science Working Group.
Femi (blue shirt) with GLOBE Students and Teachers during GPM-GLOBE Student Field Campaign Introductory Presentation at Jos, Nigeria. Sept. 2014
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