Annemarie is an experienced remote sensing specialist with over 18 years of experience in the use of remote sensing data and algorithms for environmental applications, ranging from research studies, custom-made projects to operational services. She has a good understanding of the surface energy balance SEBAL that is used to estimate actual evapotranspiration and biomass production from earth observation data. Besides a strong technical background she also has the capability to communicate and explain the technical information to the user.
Annemarie enjoys working in an international environment and has been active in (among others) Bangladesh, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Greece, India, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Turkey, USA, Vietnam and Yemen. She was a regular visitor of the Western Cape Province of South Africa to set up of the operational service FruitLook. Most recent assignments brought her to India for a Public-Private Partnership project from the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency to increase water use efficiency in sugarcane farming. As project manager in the agriculture and rural development cluster of the European Space Agency (ESA) EO4SD initiative she aims to mainstream earth observation data in the daily operations of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).
Specialities: Remote Sensing, Water Management, Energy Balance Algorithms, Satellite Based Services, Python, Sustainable Land Management, Sustainable Development, Agricultural productivity
What are your domain(s) of expertise?
Satellite monitoring, water management, water productivity, remote sensing, food security, agricultural production, agriculture, sustainability, sustainable land management, water use efficiency
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
eLEAF provides satellite based applications and data to optimise crop production and water management.