Keynote Close Up: NASA's Dr David Green

While the Flood Expo always houses seminars by some of the most renowned flooding experts from across the globe, the exciting addition of NASA’s Dr. David Green to 2017’s lineup means this year’s speaker schedule will be out of this world!

As Program Manager for Disaster Applications at the US government’s innovative and revolutionary space agency, Dr. Green’s talk on using data from earth-observing satellites to assist with flood management will be a truly unmissable event at September’s show.

NASA’s Disasters Applications area promotes the use of earth observations to improve prediction of, preparation for, response to and recovery from natural and technological disasters.

The area supports projects to enhance management practices and disaster reduction across a number of disaster types, including: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and floods.

Disaster applications and applied research on natural hazards support emergency preparedness leaders in developing mitigation approaches - such as early warning systems - and providing information and maps to disaster response and recovery teams.

Some of the current projects being undertaken by NASA’s Disaster Applications area include using multi-sensor SAR data for ground deformation monitoring of Latin American volcanoes; exploiting real-time GPS data to accurately assess the magnitude and structure of earthquakes and resulting tsunamis; and using MODIS observations together with socioeconomic and historical flooding data to identify floods and associated impacts to people and infrastructure in near real-time in the Lower Mekong region.

Dr. Green joined NASA after spending 11 years as a Program Manager and scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); where he worked in eco-forecasting, health, energy and coastal hazards, and served as the tsunami program manager for nearly four years.

Prior to joining NOAA, he was a Research Fellow at the National Institution of Science and Technology, and has also worked in the private sector. David is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Board on Enterprise Planning and the Forecast Improvement Group, and serves on the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Natural Hazards Committee.

David received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Toronto and holds two master’s degrees – one from the University of Pennsylvania in Chemical Physics and one from the University of Maryland in International Management – Science, Technology and Commerce.

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