Javier Ruiz Ramos

Javier is a Remote Sensing and GIS analyst with experience investigating environmental dynamics and disturbances of natural ecosystems. After achieving a degree in Forestry Engineering and a MSc in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Javier recently finished his PhD program in the area of Environment & Earth Observation at The Open University. His line of research focuses on highlighting the capabilities of Remote Sensing technologies, especially Synthetic Aperture Radar – SAR satellite sensors, for detecting landscape transformations associated with human socio-economic activities (e.g. deforestation, illegal mining, agriculture and urban expansion) or natural processes such as floods, windstorms or forest fires. Over the past 5 years, he has worked on diverse conservation programmes and initiatives in Spain, Guyana and the UK which have served him to gain experience in a wide range of tasks such as environmental monitoring and ground-truthing/fieldwork, biodiversity tracking and spatio-temporal analyses among others.  In 2022, Javier joined the technical team at Permian Global Research Limited where he works developing and implementing geospatial solutions that support continuous monitoring and conservation management of natural ecosystems, with a special focus on forest carbon assessments.

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