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SSA - Remote Sensing Associate (Ecosystems),
My role focuses on satellite image processing, image classification and validation using in-situ data. I also work on targeted wildlife habitat suitability and corridor modeling; ecosystems vulnerability and multi-hazard risk assessment; geospatial analysis on mountain agriculture transformation and food security; monitoring, mapping, and modeling land use and land cover change; vegetation type mapping and harmonization; spatial and time-series remote sensing data analysis; climate envelope modeling for distribution of high value flora; GIS mapping of heritage sites and tourism routes; preparing digital databases and metadata for landscape planning and management; and writing manuscripts for peer reviewed journals and working paper.
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
My role in promoting the use of Earth observation and geospatial technologies contributes to science and enhances our understanding of biophysical and geophysical process including ecosystems. I protect the pulse through this generated information in the form of maps and statistical datas, which can be used to benefit society and ecosystems.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
I love the working environment of ICIMOD which is extremely diversified e.g. multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, multi-expertise and a multi-country set of colleagues.
What are you passionate about?
My passions are diverse and dynamic. I never tire visiting natural sites and exploring adventures in the wilderness. I’m passionate about trekking and hiking, cannoning, bird watching, wildlife photography, swimming, listening to music and playing sports.