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M. Aguirre is Senior Mission Engineer in the Science, Applications and Future Technologies Departments. He was in charge of the definition phase of Sentinel-3 and he presently continues working on new space mission ideas for Earth observation. e-mail: [email protected]

G. Armuzzi is HR Transformation and Knowledge Management responsible in Mercer, Italy. Before the leading consultancy company in learning processes, for which he has been working since 1985, and has become partner in 1996, after obtaining a degree in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan. He is an expert in the analysis and improvement of high intensity Knowledge organisations and processes (the so-called "brain processes"), in HR process reengineering and e-learning. He has developed specific competencies in the area of Knowledge Management, operating on knowledge sharing systems connected to intranet portals for technicians and developing integrated KM systems for professionals. In e-learning he has developed a specific methodology to integrate e-learning into an overall process of learning strategy which enables aspects of organisation, learning, technology and economic return to be defined before the activation of investment. He has a wide experience as project leader on HR reengineering and KM projects in several companies like Abbott Chemicals, Bayer, Q8 (Oil Company) Riello (Heating Company) Sole 24 Ore (Finance newspaper) and GSK. He is currently leading a consultancy contract on Knowledge management with the Operations Centre of the European Space Agency.

Y. Baillion was in charge of the definition phase of Sentinel-3 in Thales and is presently the Project manager of the Sentinel-3 satellite project in Thales.

Bhaskaranarayana A. had joined DRDO, Govt. of India and worked in "Electronics and Radar Development Establishment" after graduation from I.I.T. Madras in 1965. He joined Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 1972 and was associated with the development of India's first satellite, "Aryabhatta". There after, he worked on Telecommand, Telemetry and Communication payloads developed for India's first remote sensing satellite IRS-1A. He served ISRO in different capacities like Associate Director of Satellite Communication Programme Office; Director, Frequency Management Office etc. Currently he is working as Director, Satellite Communication Programme Office and the Scientific Secretary of ISRO. Bhaskaranarayana has been instrumental in running several societal space application programmes like Telemedicine, Tele-education, Disaster Management, Search & Rescue, Village Resource Centres, etc. He is a fellow of the IETE and a member of the Astronautic Society of India. At present he is a member of the IETE Council. He has received several awards from ISRO and other agencies for his contribution in the field of space technology.

M. Belingheri is an Italian (aged 53, married, two daughters) who lives in the Netherlands. He holds a telecommunication diploma and an MBA. He has worked in Italy from 1974 in the telecommunication sector with Marconi as telecom engineer and in the energy sector with Ansaldo as project controller. He moved to the Netherlands in 1987 joining the European Space Agency in the Human Spaceflight sector and as since contributed to the projects related to the International Space Station in the domain of planning and scheduling, cost and financial control. He became Head of the Project Control in 1996.

He started the ISS commercialisation activities at ESA in 1999: in 2001 he has been nominated Head of the Commercialisation Division, the ESA entity charged of developing the ISS commercialisation programme.

Mr. Belingheri is currently Head of the Management Support Office; he is responsible of the ISS Operations Programme control which includes project control, risk management, knowledge management, continuous improvement and performance assessment.

Tjerk C.K. Bermon received the BEng. degree in mechanical engineering from the Hogeschool van Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2003. Hereafter he continued to finish his MSc. degree in Earth and Planetary Observation technology within the Department of Earth Observation and Space systems (DEOS) at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2008.

B. Berruti works in the Earth Observation Projects Department and he is the Project manager of the Sentinel-3 project in ESA.

Dr. S. Bandyopadhyay received MSc and Ph. D. degree in Agricultural Physics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He joined Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1995 and was associated with soil and water conservation studies. Subsequently, he joined Indian Space Research Organization in 1998. He has worked with crop simulation modeling in rice agro-ecosystem, environmental impact assessment and microwave remote sensing application in soil moisture retrieval as well as crop growth monitoring.

Presently, he is working in water resource management and crop risk insurance studies. He has published over 30 papers in Journals and Symposia.

Andrés Borges graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Universisty Polithec-nic of Valencia, Spain in 1989. For the next two years, he worked as a Software Engineer at the European Space Agency specialising in software development for space robotics. In 1992 he joined EADS CASA Espacio of Madrid, Spain and during the next 6 years worked in several space projects as a Software and System Engineer. In 1998 he was appointed as Project Manager of the MIRAS Demonstrator Project, a technology development for SMOS and he continued as Project Manager throughout the development phases of the SMOS payload, MIRAS. He has completed his university background in Business Administration (UNED, Spain) and received an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa, Spain.

Peter A.I. Brouwer received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology and his M.S. in Earth and Planetary Observation within the Department of Earth Observation and Space systems (DEOS) at Delft University of Technology. In 2006 he started a company which amongst others will work on GPS tracking for the transport industry.

Paxina Chileshe started her career in the mining industry on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia where she worked as a Senior Assistant Metallurgical Engineer after obtaining her Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. In 2007 she completed a PhD in water politics. Her PhD research focused on community water management and her thesis was entitled "A Multi-scalar Analysis of Shifting Paradigms in Water Management. A case study of Zambia". She currently works for the African Development Bank, which she joined on the Young Professionals Programme.

Ian A. Christensen is a Program Analyst at Futron Corporation in Bethesda, MD. He holds a Master's Degree in International Science and Technology Policy, with a concentration in Space Policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Ian also holds Bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Political Science, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

R. Mugellesi Dow is member of the Planning and Management Support Office at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency in Darmstadt, Germany. She received her degree in Mathematics followed by a degree in Automatic computation from the University of Pisa, Italy. She worked over 20 years as Flight Dynamics Engineer in the ESOC Flight Dynamics Division where she was involved in orbit manoeuvre optimization, mission planning and Flight Dynamics operations of ESA satellites during the pre-launch mission preparation phase, the launch and early orbit phase as well as during the routine phase of the mission. She received in 2004 the Master in Business Administration with major in International Business from the Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany. Her current research interests lie in the area of knowledge management, risk management, competence assessment and organizational strategy.

M. Drinkwater is the head of the Mission Science Division of the Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department. He was in charge of the definition of the operational service and mission requirements aspects of Sentinel-3.

Richard Fulton is a meteorologist and the Special Projects Manager in the Office of Systems Development in NOAA's Satellite and Information Service (NES-DIS). He has managed the GEONETCast Americas development project since the project first started in early 2006. He has worked for NOAA within several organizations for 15 years, focusing primarily on project management, environmental remote sensing, and research and development of rainfall estimation techniques using operational Doppler weather radars. Prior to NOAA, he worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for seven years on environmental microwave remote sensing research from space-based platforms and ground-based weather radars.

Paolo Gamba is Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics, University of Pavia, where he heads the Remote Sensing Group. His main research topic is urban remote sensing. Since 2001 he has been the promoter and Technical Chair of the series of URBAN workshops, and published more than 40 papers on peer reviewed journals as well as two book chapter and numerous conference papers on this subject. P. Gamba is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of IAPR, ASPRS, EGU, AGU and AIT. He is currently Associate Editor of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.

Prof. Dr. med. Rupert Gerzer is chairman of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne as well as of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at the Technical University of Aachen. After studying medicine at the University of Munich, Professor Gerzer was postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Pharmacology of the University of Heidelberg. From 1981 to 1983 he worked as a visiting scientist and research instructor at the Dept. of Pharmacology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, USA. Subsequently he worked as a resident in internal medicine and clinical pharmacology at the University of Munich. In 1992 he took office in the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne. Professor Gerzer is trustee of the International Academy of Astronautics and was president of the German Society of Aviation and Space Medicine from 1991 to 2001. He is president of the German Association for Travel Medicine as well as of the University Council of the

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Since 2008, he is editor-in chief of Acta Astronáutica.

Dr. D. Gowrisankar is a Ph D (Agriculture & Soil Science) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India has been working with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), since 1999, as scientist in the field of remote sensing applications for agriculture and natural resources management. He is presently working on developing EO projects for crop risk assessment, national-wise soil carbon pool assessment, etc. He has got more than 20 paper published.

Prof. Jin-Chang Guo, Chief Researcher, R&D Dept., China Academy of Space Technology. He is working on the design phase of space communication and remote sensing system. Presently, he is in charge of a project on the common satellite bus for remote sensing applications. He has published over 30 papers in Journal and Symposia.

Jesús Gonzalo graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and obtained his PhD in Infrared Remote Sensing. He joined INSA in 1993, becoming head of Remote Sensing Department in 2001. In this period, he led the development of the FUEGOSAT constellation for forest fire detection and monitoring. From 2005 he is full professor at University of Leon, Spain, heading the laboratory of Aerospace Research and involved in R&D programmes related to remote sensing from space and unmanned air vehicles.

Ozgur Gurtuna is the founder and president of Turquoise Technology Solutions Inc., a Canadian company providing services in the energy, environment and aerospace sectors. He is active in both professional and academic domains, and has a keen interest in developing innovative solutions by merging multiple technology areas. He obtained his Ph.D in Operations Research from the joint Ph.D. program in Montreal (this program is administered by four Canadian universities: Concordia, HEC, McGill and UQAM). His areas of expertise include space applications for the energy sector, emerging technology markets and quantitative analysis in decision making (covering areas such as optimization, simulation and mathematical modeling). He is also a part-time faculty member at the International Space University, lecturing on topics related to the business and management aspects of space activities.

Achim Hahne graduated in Atmospheric Chemistry at the Nuclear Research Centre in Jülich, Germany and obtained his Ph.D. in Material Science at Aachen Technical University. In 1983 he joined the European Space Agency. After initial positions in the Space Science and the Technical Directorates he transferred to the Earth Observation Programmes Directorate where he worked on the ERS 1/2, ENVISAT and METOP Projects. He is the SMOS Project Manager since 2002.

Jason Hay is a Research Analyst at The Tauri Group in Alexandria, VA. He graduated from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, with a Master's Degree in International Science and Technology Policy and a concentration in Space Policy. Jason also holds Bachelor's degree in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. V.S. Hegde received the M.Sc. degree in Applied Geology from Karnatak University, Dharwad in 1974. From 1975 to 1988 he worked as Scientist at the National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad. During 1989-91, he was founder Director of the Karnataka State Remote Sensing Technology Utilisation Centre. Since 1992, he is at Headquarters of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and presently as Dy. Director in the Earth Observations Systems (EOS) Office. He is also Programme Director, Disaster Management Support (DMS) Programme and Programme Coordinator, Village Resource Centre (VRC) Programme. He is responsible for promotion, planning and co-ordination of remote sensing application programmes. He has carried out a variety of remote sensing application projects - for geological mapping and mineral exploration; groundwater exploration and recharge; monitoring of land use/cover and wastelands; urban development; integrated land and water resources management; environment impact analysis and other societal applications. He has published over 50 papers in Journals and Symposia.

Munzer Jahjah was born in Syria in 1965, he received the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1989 at the University of Tishreen- Syria; two years post lauream Specialization school in Town-Planning Techniques for Metropolitan Areas in 1999 and PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 2003 at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". Between 1991 and 1996, he worked in the applied sciences at the Data Processing and Production Remote Sensing Dept in Syria. Since 2003, he has been a consultant at the San Marco Project Research Centre (CRPSM)- Rome, where he is involved in several research projects (GMOSS). His main research interests regard Environment Remote Sensing data and GIS applications devoted to fire detection, subsidence phenomena, archaeology and change detection analysis.

P.K. Jain has been working in ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore and is designated as Deputy Project Director responsible for the implementation of various Satcom application programmes like Tele-education, Tele-medicine, Village Resource Centers, etc. of ISRO.

He started his career with National Remote Sensing Agency (Department of Space), Hyderabad, India in 1989 and worked for the design and development of remote sensing satellite receive earth station communication equipments and commissioning of RF receive-chain of various national and international remote sensing satellite ground stations.

He also worked in Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad, India from 2002 to 2005 for the establishment of C-, Ext. C-, Ku- and Ka-band SATCOM earth stations. He has published several papers in various journals & magazines of national and international repute. He is recipient of two "Team Excellence Awards" of ISRO in 2007. He can be reached at [email protected]

Hermes M. Jara Orue received the BSc. Degree in Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He is pursuing his MSc. Degree in Space Technology and Engineering at the Astrodynamics and Satellite Systems department of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Hermes has undergone a traineeship at the Mission Analysis Section of the European Space Operations Centre (ESA-ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.

Dr. V. Jayaraman With doctorate from Bangalore University and post-graduation from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Dr Jayaraman has been with ISRO since October 1971. He has been closely associated right from India's first satellite, Aryabhata in 1975 to the most recent state-of-the-art Cartosat 2 launched in 2007. Presently, in ISRO, he holds the important portfolios of Director of India's Earth Observations System (EOS) Programme; Director, NNRMS Regional Remote Sensing Service Centres (RRSSC); and Programme Director, ISRO Geosphere-Biosphere Programme; and also the Member Secretary of National Natural Resources Management Systems (NNRMS). As the Director, EOS, he has contributed significantly to the definition, and operationalisation of Indian EO Programme, and in the institutionalization of remote sensing to many applications of direct societal relevance at the user end through NNRMS. He has been primarily instrumental in defining a thematic series of IRS satellites in the areas of land & water resources management; cartography and large-scale mapping applications; and, Ocean & atmosphere studies. As Director, NNRMS RRSSCs, he leads a team of young scientists in 5 distributed Centres across India in promoting community-based applications such as watershed development, disaggregated poverty mapping, and customized products and services with indigenous software, developed using Open Source tools. Parallely, in his capacity as Progarmme Director, ISRO Geosphere-Biosphere he also has been organizing the national efforts in harnessing the potentials of space technology and applications in climate change studies. He has more than 220 publications to his credit with more than 50 of them appearing in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. med. Markus Lindlar is German physician specialised in medical informatics. In 1994 he graduated in medicine after studying at the Universities of Ancona (Italy) and Bonn (Germany). He then worked as a resident in the surgical department of a German hospital being also in charge of the medical controlling and clearing. He built up an IT-department and implemented a comprehensive hospital information system. In 1997 he took up the position of a research assistant at the Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology of the University of Cologne where he received his doctor's degree in medicine with his thesis about "The economic aspects of telemedicine and robotics in medicine". Since 2002 he works as a research assistant at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine of the German Aerospace Center in Cologne focussing on telemedical projects and the research on their health economic aspects. Dr Lindlar is member of the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometrics and Epidemiology as well as of the Professional Association of German Medical Computer Scientists. He is board member of the German Society of Health Telematics. Dr Lindlar is medical manager of the TEMOS project.

Emanuele Loret was born in 1949, in Rome; he received the laurea degree in Biology/Hydrology from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1980. He is a visiting research scientist for the Earth Observation Science, Applications Department of ESA/ESRIN (Frascati - Rome) where he is involved in several European Projects such as PRIMAVERA, DEMOTEC-A, BACCHUS, DiVino, EDUSPACE. His main research interests concerns the GIS and remote sensing environment application and modeling.

Naomi Mathers received her degree in Aerospace Engineering from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, in 2001 and is currently completing her PhD at RMIT University, investigating the possibility of applying inflatable structure technology to portable land-based direct satellite communication. She works at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) in Melbourne, helping to increase Australia's capacity in science and mathematics and raise awareness of the applications of space technology. As a member of the Engineers Australia National Committee for Space Engineering, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Space Education and Outreach Committee and the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) Space Education and Awareness Working Group, Naomi helps to promote the benefits of space technology to society and inspire the industries future scientists and engineers.

Gonzalo Martin-de-Mercado graduated in Telecommunications Engineer. He joined INSA in 2001, becoming Systems Engineer for the REMFIRESAT and FUEGOSAT programmes for forest fire detection and monitoring amongst others. In 2008 he joined European Space Agency (ESA) and he is working within the ARTES 20 programme for the development of integrated applications (involving space and ground technologies) in various fields such as energy, health, safety, transportation and development.

Luca Martino, was born in Rome, in 1976; he received the degree in aerospace engineering and the Msc in Emergency Engineering in 2004 and 2006 respectively from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". In 2008 he achieved the Msc on Space Telecommunications at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and presently he is attending the Astronautical Engineering School at University of Rome "La Sapienza".

He was involved in several projects such as Humboldt. His main research interests concern the space mission telemetry, the earth observation applications (Natural duasters) and ICT. Currently he is working for the earth observation division of Telespazio.

Manuel Martin-Neira received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering in 1986 and 1996 respectively from the School of Telecommunication Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. In 1988 he worked as a Young Graduate Trainee at the European Space Agency (ESA) on radiometry. From 1989 to 1992 he joined GMV, a Spanish company, with responsibility for several projects on GPS spacecraft navigation and attitude determination. Since 1992 he has been a staff member of ESA in charge of all radiometer activities within the Technical Directorate. He was responsible for the pre-development technology activities for MIRAS, the SMOS payload. He is currently the SMOS Instrument Principal Engineer.

M. Merri holds three degrees in Electrical Engineering: a "Laurea" degree from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, a Master degree and a PhD degree from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA. Since 1989, he is with the European Space Agency at the European Space Operations Centre. He is currently the head of the Application Mission Data System Section that is responsible for the design, development, deployment, supervision and maintenance of Mission Control Systems and Spacecraft Simulators for a number of ESA missions including: AEOLUS, CLUSTER, CRYOSAT, ENVISAT, ERS-2, GOCE, METOP, MSG, SMART-1, SWARM, XMM. During his career, he has also been extensively involved in standardisation activities and he is actively involved in CCSDS, ECSS and OMG.

Kevin McMullan graduated with a BE (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from University College, Cork, Ireland, in 1973. For the next 10 years he worked as a Microwave Engineer at the Plessey Radar Research Centre, a UK company, specialising in Microwave Radiometry (at L-Band and Ku-Band) and in Millimetre-wave Imaging. In 1983 he joined the European Space Agency (ESA) as Calibration Engineer for the Radar Altimeter (RA) Instrument on-board the European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS-1) subsequently becoming RA Instrument and Microwave Radiometer (MWR-2) responsible for ERS-2, Communications Payload Manager for the METEOSAT Second Generation (MSG) suite of meteorological satellites and laterally SMOS Payload Manager.

Dr. oec. troph. Claudia Mika is the Executive Director (ED) for TEMOS. She is experienced in international projects that were managed at the German Aerospace Center. In particular, she was involved in the planning, organization, realization and evaluation of international projects like Head-Down Tilt Studies and space physiology projects, e.g. MIR'97. She studied nutritional science at the University of Bonn and was also intern at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne. She held various positions at the department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Clinic and the Institutes of Aerospace Medicine, at the Technical University of Aachen and the German Aerospace Centre, DLR Cologne. Dr. Mika published numerous papers. In 2002, she received the "Young Researcher Award" of the European Space Agency (ESA). In 2007, Dr. Mika was nominee of and received a "N.U.K. Business Plan" prize for the TEMOS concept.

Ramses A. Molijn received the BSc. degree in aerospace engineering at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Hereafter he continued to finish his MSc. degree in Geomatics within the Department of Earth Observation and Space systems (DEOS) at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2007, he studied for half a year at The University of Melbourne, Australia and in 2008 he was an intern at the Centre for Space Research in Austin, Texas.

Linda Moodie is Senior Advisor to NOAA's Satellite and Information Service and is the point of contact in GEO for the global GEONETCast project. Ms. Moodie played a major role in the conceptualization, organization, and execution of the first Earth Observation Summit in July 2003, which launched the GEO initiative. She advised the NOAA Administrator in his capacity as GEO Co-chair, advises the NOAA Co-chair of the U.S. effort to develop a U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System, which is the U.S. contribution to the international system, and participated on the small team that drafted the international GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan.

Phillip Olla is the endowed Phillips Chair of Management and Professor of MIS at the school of business at Madonna University in Michigan USA, and he is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Brunel University, London, UK. His research interests include space for sustainable development, Mobile telecommunication, and health informatics.

In addition to University level teaching, he is also a Chartered Engineer and has over 10 years experience as an independent Consultant and has worked in the telecommunications, space, financial and healthcare sectors. He was contracted to perform a variety of roles including Chief Technical Architect, Program Manager, and Director. Dr Olla is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Information Technology Research and the Software/Book Review Editor for the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, and is also a member of the Editorial Advisory & Review Board for the Journal of Knowledge Management Practice.

S. Pallaschke was born in 1942 and retired in 2007 after having been employed with the European Space Agency (Satellite Operations Centre at Darmstadt, Germany) for about 40 years. During this time he worked in Flight Dynamics, primarily in the orbit determination area, where he gathered experience during many satellites projects covering launches and operations. The years of experience enabled him to provide consultancy support to other Space related International Organisations during this affiliation with the European Space Agency. Next to the orbit determination tasks he participated in Standardisation Boards and during the past five years as well in the Knowledge Management activities of the Centre.

Shawna Pandya is a medical student at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) and holds prior degrees in Neuroscience (BSc Hon., University of Alberta, 2006) and Space Studies (MSc, International Space University, 2007, Strasbourg, France). Her research interests are numerous and diverse, ranging from space medicine to neurosurgery to the use of telemedicine and technology for ensuring access to quality healthcare. Shawna has previously worked in the Crew Medical Support Office of ESA's European Astronaut Centre in Germany and is currently carrying out pre-clinical testing of the neuroArm at the University of Calgary. In her spare time, Shawna enjoys many hobbies including taekwondo, scuba-diving, rock-climbing, travel, writing, singing, piano and guitar. Any comments regarding her contribution can be forwarded to [email protected].

Angela D. Peura is a Master's student in International Science and Technology Policy with concentrations in Space Policy and Eurasian Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Angela also holds a Bachelor's degree in Archaeological Studies from Boston University.

Hanumantha Rayappa holds a Masters degree in Statistics from Bangalore University. He is working in ISRO for about 17 years. Prior to his movement to ISRO Head Quarters in the year 2000, he worked at master Control facility (MCF) Hassan in Mission systems and Software. In his current position at Satellite Communication programme Office (SCPO), ISRO HQ; he is responsible for the deployment, operation and maintenance of telemedicine systems across India. He has been instrumental in empowering the telemedicine users and service providers to reach the benefits of space technology to the common man at the grassroots level.

L.N. Murthy Remilla holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics & Communication and Masters Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) and carrying out his research in International Marketing at Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He has been serving the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) since 1988. Currently he is working as Deputy Director, Business Development in Antrix Corporation Limited, the Marketing and Commercial Wing of ISRO. Murthy is responsible for programme development and coordination of Telemedicine and Tele-education services in India and International Marketing of Indian Remote Sensing Services from IRS satellites. He has been the co-editor of "Telemedicine Manual" and Member of National Task Force on Telemedicine formed by Indian Ministry of

Health & Family Welfare. He has several national and international publications to his credit in Telemedicine and remote Sensing.

Rustam B. Rustamov 1981-1984-PhD at the Russian Physical-Technical Institute (S. Petersburg); 1985-Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences;1972-1977-Student, Azerbaijan Polytechnic Institute/AzPI/, Baku, Azerbaijan; 1979-1981-Trainee at the Physical-Technical Institute (S. Petersburg); 1998-ESA/UN Program on Space Applications; Associate Professor.

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - member of Action Teams; United Nations Economical and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - contact point; International Astronautical Federation - contact point; Former Director General of the Azerbaijan National Aerospace Agency.

Project implementation: Implementation of the technical support project "Strengthening Capacity in Inventory of Land Cover/Land Use by Remote Sensing" under contribution FAO UN as a project manager from 1999 for two years duration (ArcView GIS version 3.2 software application) - project manager; Application of Remote Sensing and GIS technology to reduce flood risk under ProVention Research & Action Grants project as a project mentor for 2007-2008 years - mentor of project. Author of 50 scientific papers including 4 monographers. e-mail: [email protected]

Saida E. Salahova 1997-2001 Bachelor degree on Applied mathematics at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy; 2001-2003 Master degree on Mathematical modeling at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy; Pursuing the PhD degree in Remote Sensing and GIS at the Space Research Institute of Natural Resources on topic of development the Neural Network algorithms for classification of aerospace image.

Project Implementation: Application of Remote Sensing and GIS technology to reduce flood risk under ProVention Research & Action Grants project as a project mentor for 2007-2008 years - project team leader. Author of 8 scientific papers. e-mail: [email protected]

L.S. Satyamurthy holds an Engineering Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, after an initial service at the Ministry of Defence for about 5 years, joined ISRO in 1974 and worked for the first Indian Satellite Project "Aryabhat". He worked as Director, Business Development and Programme Coordinator, Telemedicine till September 2008 at ISRO/Antrix. He has worked in ISRO for the various communication and remote sensing satellite programmes especially with the operational programmes of Indian National Satellite System (INSAT) and Indian Remote Sensing Satellite System (IRS). From 1993 to 1998, he was the Counsellor of Space Technology at the Embassy of India, Washington D.C. USA. He has successfully implemented the telemedicine initiatives of ISRO. He has been the co-editor of "Telemedicine Manual" and Member of National Task Force on

Telemedicine formed by Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. He has several national and international publications to his credit.

K. Sethuraman holds a Masters degree in Mathematics from Bharathidasan University. He is working in ISRO for 22 years and prior to his movement to ISRO Head Quarters in the year 2000, he worked at master Control facility (MCF) Hassan in Mission systems and Software. At ISRO HQ he is responsible for the design and deployment of telemedicine and Tele-education systems from the Satellite Communication programme Office (SCPO). He has been instrumental in the transition of ISRO's Telemedicine technology and programme on par with the technological trends and their adaptation for benefiting the organisation as well as the society.

Paul Seymour is a physical scientist and the Direct Readout Program Manager in the Satellite Services Division of the Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution in NOAA/NESDIS. He has participated in the GEONETCast Americas development project since he was employed by NOAA in June of 2007 and assumed leadership of the service when it became operational in 2008. Prior to NOAA, he worked at the U.S. National Ice Center as the Command and Operations Department Technical Advisor.

Mr. N.K. Shrivastava did his Master's degree (Physics) in 1980, and started his career with teaching for a short period. He joined ISRO in 1981, and since then worked in different areas related to Satellite Tracking, Operations and Control. Since the inception, he has been associated with ISRO's Satellite Aided Search and Rescue (SASAR) Programme. He has been responsible for strengthening SASAR programme in India by providing valuable operational support, system development and establishing excellent interfaces with the various user departments and International agencies. He represented ISRO in several national and international forums. Presently he has been working as Manager for Indian Mission Control Center (INMCC/ISTRAC/ISRO) at Bangalore.

In the year 2002, he has also been assigned additional responsibility to coordinate International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" Operations for global Disaster Management as Emergency On-call Officer (ECO). In his capacity as ECO, he has been responsible in planning and providing space data for major disasters like Asian Tsunami and Katrina.

Dr. Sanjay K. Srivastava is a Ph.D (Agricultural Physics) from India's premier Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, has been working with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Government of India, since 1991, as an application scientist in the area of agriculture, rural development and disaster management. While his interest lies in developing EO products relevant to food security, poverty alleviation and disaster risk reduction, he has also been working in the areas of hyperspectral remote sensing, multi-polarimetric SAR applications and assimilation of EO products in dynamic simulation modeling. He has got more than 100 papers published.

Mattia Stasolla received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In 2006 he also received the diploma for Sciences and Technologies class from the Institute for Advanced Studies (IUSS) of Pavia.

He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Pavia. His fields of interest include remote sensing data processing, especially for risk and crisis management, mathematical morphology, fuzzy rule-based classifiers and neural networks. Since 2007, he has also been a Research Engineer at the Microwave Laboratory, University of Pavia, dealing with direct and inverse scattering problems and electromagnetic diagnostic techniques.

M. Stasolla is a Member of IEEE and frequently acts as a referee for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing and IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.

Calo Ulivieri was born in Turin- Italy in 1942; he received the M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 1986 and the PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 1970 at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". Twentyfive years cumulative technical experience in Aerospace Engineering (Space Systems, Astrodynamics, Remote Sensing). He has developed his activity in NASA and in several Institutions of the University of Rome and of National Research Counsel. He has directed many researches and programs in space systems (Astrodynamics, Remote Sensing, Satellite Subsystems). Member of several international institutes and organizations, his present position is full Professor in "Aerospace System Design" at the Aerospace Engineering School of the Sapienza - University of Rome; he is Head of the Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering Department and President of the Centro di Ricerca Progetto San Marco of the same university.

Fernando Valcarce received his MSc in Telecommunications Engineering. He joined INSA in 2003, working as a Systems Engineer for several ESA projects such as: RISK-EOS (implementation of operational services for emergency management based on remote sensing data), FUEGOSAT (study of Fuegosat payload data suitability for forest fires detection and monitoring). From 2006 he became Project Manager for the European Commission PREVIEW programme developing new geo-information services for risk management at European level.

Hans van der Marel obtained the degree of Geodetical Engineer (cum laude) at the Delft University of Technology in 1983. In 1987 he was appointed task-leader for the great-circle reduction task in the international FAST consortium and became a member of ESA's Hipparcos science team, until 1997, when the Hipparcos catalogue was published. He obtained his PhD (cum laude) at the Delft University of

Technology in March 1988. In December 1987 he was awarded a research fellowship by the Netherlands Academy of Sciences. Since 1989 he is working as assistant professor in the section Mathematical Geodesy and Positioning at the Delft University of Technology, where he has been working on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

Bart J.A. van Marwijk is pursuing a M.Sc. in Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Vehicles within the Control and Simulation Department of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2006, he received his B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at the same university. In autumn 2007, he was an intern with the Flight Systems Department of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Mark Visser received his B.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. He is pursuing his M.Sc. degree in Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Vehicles. Mark was a visiting student in the Humans & Automation Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge in 2006 and was an intern in the Flight Efficiency Department of the Boeing Research & Technology Europe office in Madrid in 2007.

Maral H. Zeynalova 1982-1987-PhD at the Russian Institute of Biology (S. Petersburg); 1987- Doctor of Biology; 1980-1982- Trainee at the Russian Institute of Biology (S. Petersburg); 1974-1979 - Student, Azerbaijan State University, Baku; 1977-Trainee, Czech-Slovakia; 2000-Trainee on empowering education of gender.

Project implementation: Biodiversity and novel mechanism of photosynthesis in Central Asian desert plants (RB1-2502-ST-03), Cooperative Grants Programme, United States Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the independent states of the former Soviet Union for 2003-2005 years.

More than 14 scientific papers. e-mail: [email protected]

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