Mutlu Ozdogan
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Dr. Ozdogan received a B.Sc. degree in Geological Engineering from Istanbul University in Turkey, followed by a M.Sc. in Geology from North Carolina State University and a M.A. degree in Environmental Remote sensing from Boston University. He then continued at Boston University to receive a Ph.D. degree in Geography and Environment in 2004. While at Boston, he worked at the Center for Remote Sensing on various projects related to water resource scarcity and satellite-assisted methods to search for additional resources in the Middle East. Dr. Ozdogan is currently developing a dataset on global irrigation extent with the help of satellite observations. This dataset, in conjunction with irrigation water use models, are used to assess irrigation feedback on climate and the sustainability of agricultural water resources that, by extension, affect global food security and human vulnerability. He has been supported by research grants from NASA, NSF, and governments of Oman and United Arab Emirates.

Ingo Simonis

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Dr. Ingo Simonis serves as Director of Interoperability Programs and Science at the Open Geospatial Consortium, OGC; the worldwide leading Standards Development Organization for geospatial data and data processing. He is responsible for the integration of scientific results produced by the global geospatial data processing community into OGC’s software architecture and internal research and development programs. Working closely with OGC’s CTO, he develops OGC’s scientific strategies and technology road mapping and serves as lead architect for OGC’s main research and consultancy projects on software architecture and distributed geo-spatial computing.

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