My passion is to connect the power of high-tech, data, ideas and people together to address global environmental challenges facing our planet, such as climate change. In particular, my current role as Head of the Φ-lab Explore Office is to explore the potential of new digital and transformative technologies, such as AI, in mining the large amount of data sets delivered routinely by EO satellites orbiting our planet. This role presents the unique opportunity to lead a small team of researchers at ESA in developing a suite of use cases, capacity and open tools with AI and EO – helping to shape the future of EO for the benefit of science and decision-makers.
My background is in Earth Sciences. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and an MSc from University of Liege (Belgium), a PhD in oceanography from the University of Louvain (Belgium), and a Management degree from the University of Reading Business School (UK). I bring an expertise of over 20 years of work in environmental monitoring and modelling, across disciplines from remote sensing, modelling up to weather risk management.