Previously, I have worked on a range of projects focusing on the use of satellite and drone data for agricultural and environmental applications.
I am responsible for project managing a range of projects focusing on the use of Earth Observation and climate data for biosecurity and development of Soil Information Systems. I am currently working on the EO4AgroClimate (STFC), Global Biosecurity Radar (UK Space Agency), Wheat Blast (STFC), and the Soil Information Systems Review (Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation) projects.
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has made great progress in the past ten 10 years in exploring new and innovative digital soil mapping technologies and national soil information systems (SIS) in Africa and South Asia to help organise new and existing soil information. However, constraints within countries stop the SIS from being sustainable and adaptable. The foundation is now looking for ways to make the SIS more responsive to local demand. CABI is working with partners to identify what intervention approaches have worked, and which have not, which solutions work best and where to take innovation to scale for SIS development. The process will involve engagement with key stakeholders and decision makers in various countries through an iterative process.