We are delighted to announce the Dr Ed Mitchard has joined the Carbomap Board as a Non-Executive Director. Ed’s activities at the University of Edinburgh concentrates on the use of remote sensing to study forests and land cover change in Africa, with long-term research sites in Cameroon, Gabon and Uganda. His expertise and experience will help Carbomap focus on developing tools with effective operational value, especially in Africa.
He also has a particular interest in creating tools and developing products to enable remote sensing data to better aid global conservation efforts. In particular he works with the UK government on assessing the efficacy of their Aid program, and is contributing to methods for the proposed UNFCCC scheme Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).