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STUDENT:Martin Yapur

Published December 2012

The Educational Partnership Program (EPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Yapur to the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). Martin is an alumnus of the NOAA Cooperative Center for Remote Sensing Science and Technology (CREST) program, the Graduate Sciences Program (GSP), and the Undergraduate Scholarship Program (USP) through the partner institution the City College of The City University of New York.

Martin serves as Chair of the Applications Sub-group of the Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS) of CEOS, the "satellite arm" of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), with members and representatives from international agencies operating Earth observing satellites. His projects and related interest groups include the International Directory Network, Land Surface Imaging, Atmospheric Composition, Global Datasets, GEOSS Architecture for the use of Satellites for Disasters and Risk Assessment, and Water Portal.

Among Martin's most significant accomplishments is his work on the CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog (CWIC) which, once operational, will enable Satellite data never before available to be discoverable and accessible to scientists, application providers, and decision makers who need to synthesize data from multiple sources in order to do their work.

Martin Yapur with collaborators

Martin Yapur (Front Right), in the field with collaborators, at the Joint meeting of the CEOS Working Groups on Calibration-Validation& Information Systems and Services, assembled at the National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, India. September 2012.

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