Space Studies Colloquium--Singh
John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
Contact: Karen Ryba/Phone: 701-777-4761
March 26, 2007
Renowned United Nation's Expert to Speak
at Space Studies Colloquium
(Grand Forks, North Dakota): Dr. 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 on Wednesday, March 28, at 5.00 p.m. in Clifford Hall, Room 210.
Dr. Singh has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and 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 where he has worked since then in different parts of the world. 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 â€œOne Planet Many People: Atlas of our Changing World'.
The topic of Singh's presentation is â€œRemote Sensing in Decision Making - an International Perspective' in which 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.
About Space Studies: The Department of Space Studies offers a program leading to a Master of Science degree. This interdisciplinary program studies the conditions and implications of humankind's entry into space: including the political, legal, technical, scientific, economic, and historical impacts on a national and international level. Designed to prepare the student for positions in the commercial and governmental sectors of the rapidly growing field of space exploration and development, the Space Studies M.S. is offered on campus and over the Internet. The Department of Space Studies is consistently innovative in the delivery of education services, and is now planning for the creation of a Ph.D. program offered on campus and at a distance. Students with a variety of professional backgrounds from all over the world participate in our program.
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