InterMET.digital webinar

Date: On-demand
InterMET.digital webinar
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As the world continues to understand the climate crisis, business and other opportunities will arise to provide meaningful solutions. In the second part of our climate change series, we will focus on water and air quality.

Four panellists will discuss the issues – looking at the current state of the science and how the public, private and academic sectors are working to solve part of the problem.

Chair: 

  • Dr. Sheldon Drobot
    Mission Area Lead, Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability, Ball Aerospace

Panellists: 

  • Dr. Oksana Tarasova
    Head, Atmospheric Environment Research Division, Science and Innovations Department, World Meteorological Organization
  • Philip Father
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ScepterAir
  • Dr. Walt Meier
    Senior Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Aravind Ravichandran
    Director of Strategy for Space, Tomorrow.io

Dr. Sheldon Drobot

Dr. Sheldon Drobot

Mission Area Lead, Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability, Ball Aerospace

Sheldon Drobot is the Mission Area Lead for Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability within Ball Aerospace’s Civil Space business unit. In this role, he engages with internal and external teams to develop and execute new projects focused on a simple ambition: do well for the planet, its inhabitants, animals, and ecosystems by creating innovative hardware and software solutions.

Dr. Oksana Tarasova

Dr. Oksana Tarasova

Head of WMO's Atmospheric Environment Research Division, Science and Innovations Department.

Oksana has been with the WMO since 2009. She has a background in Physics and has a PhD in Atmosphere Physics. Previously she has worked in Lomonosov Moscow State University and at the Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany.

At WMO she has led the Global Atmosphere Watch Programme since 2014. She has served as a President of the Atmospheric Sciences Division of the European Geoscience Union, co-chairs the Task Force on Measurements and Modelling of LRTAP Convention, and is a member of multiple international projects' advisory boards.

Philip Father

Philip Father

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ScepterAir

Philip is a serial entrepreneur who has launched businesses in high-tech, satellite communications and renewable energy.

Among his recent endeavours, Philip founded Trio Renewable Gas which specializes in the deployment of  modular thermo-chemical conversion equipment  to generate renewable energy and sequester carbon. This effort was done in partnership with Fortune 500 company SAIC.

Prior to Trio, Philip co-founded  ProtoStar Ltd., a satellite communications company that provided direct-to-home television services across Asia using several high-power geostationary satellites which the company financed, built and launched. Philip is now running Scepter Inc, an integrated data analytics company whose mission is to provide comprehensive atmospheric information on a global, real time basis.

Dr. Walt Meier

Dr. Walt Meier

Senior research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Walt serves as the lead scientist for the NASA Snow and Ice data center located at NSIDC. His research focuses on remote sensing of sea ice and polar climate change.

Previous positions include research scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, adjunct associate professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, and visiting scientist at the U.S. National Ice Center. He has a Ph.D. in atmospheric and oceanic science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Aravind Ravichandran

Aravind Ravichandran

Director of Strategy for Space, Tomorrow.io

Aravind is the Director of Strategy for Space at Tomorrow.io, a weather intelligence company that is working on solving climate security challenges for businesses, governments and individuals, through its platform, powered by its weather radar satellite constellation. 

Aravind has almost 10 years of experience including about 6 years in the space industry working on strategic assignments for space agencies, startups and investors. He is also a writer and podcaster at TerraWatch Space aimed at demystifying the developments in the space industry and its applications for Earth.


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