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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project leader

Ram Avtar

Dr, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

Dr Ram Avtar is working as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Japan. He developed methods for forest mapping using multi-sensor remote sensing techniques and scenario analysis for sustainable forest management. His research interest is in applications of Geospatial techniques to monitor terrestrial ecosystems including forest, agriculture, urban and disasters and disseminating the results to policy-makers. Currently, he is working on the synergistic use of remote sensing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) techniques to monitor the environment more precisely to solve environmental issues from global to local scale.