UN expert to speak at Space Studies colloquium


Ashbindu Singh, regional coordinator, Division of Early Warning and Assessment - North America, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), will deliver the next Space Studies colloquium talk at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in 210 Clifford Hall.

Dr. Singh has a Ph.D. in environmental science and has more than 30 years of experience in the area. After working for 13 years with India's Forest Service in various capacities at local, provincial, and national levels, he joined the UNEP in 1989. He has contributed to over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and UNEP reports. He recently led a team that brought out UNEP's best seller, "One Planet Many People: Atlas of our Changing World."

The topic of his presentation is "Remote Sensing in Decision Making - an International Perspective." He will speak about his involvement with analyzing environmental sustainability around the world. His talk will focus on how to bridge the gap between science and policy and applications and communication of Earth observations technologies for environmental assessment and warning.

The colloquium is open to the public. All are welcome. -- Space Studies.