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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Shirish Ravan

Shirish Ravan
Head of UN-SPIDER Beijing Office
UN-SPIDER (United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response)

Shirish Ravan is Head of UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. His program promotes the use of space based and geospatial information in all stages of disasters by offering technical advisory support and capacity building programs to several countries in Asia, Pacific and Africa. He brings in vast experience in earth observation and geo-spatial technology applications in the areas of disaster, natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystem management etc. Ravan has also worked in Afghanistan to lead the Illicit Crop Monitoring Program of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime where he used earth observation technology to counter opium cultivation. He holds a Bachelor degree in Horticulture, a Master in Environmental Sciences and Doctorate in Forest Ecology.

Participating Events

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:15 p.m.:
Salon Luncheon B - From Response to Resilience: Space and Disaster Risk Management
By Invitation Only
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom B

If you are interested in attending this event please contact the Space Foundation Corporate Services team at [email protected]

Moderator:

Dr. Michael K. Simpson

Executive Director
Secure World Foundation
Panelists:

Joerg Herrmann

Head of EDRS SpaceDataHighway Business Development
AIRBUS

Taner Kodanaz

Director, Seeing a Better World Program
DigitalGlobe Inc.

Shirish Ravan

Head of UN-SPIDER Beijing Office
UN-SPIDER (United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response)
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