Solution Owner - Geospatial, Fugro, The Netherlands
Dr. Pooja Mahapatra is responsible for geospatial and remote sensing solutions at Fugro. Since 2019, she has worked on commercializing a variety of cutting-edge Fugro innovations, with applications ranging from coastal resilience to railway track maintenance. Through Fugro, she is an active member of the Disaster Resilience Working Group of the WGIC. From 2016 to 2019, she led the global technology deployment and replication efforts in the geospatial domain at Shell, and provided internal consultancy on remote sensing, geospatial analytics and geodesy to various parts of the business. Prior to this, she was a senior InSAR engineer at SkyGeo. Pooja holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology on satellite remote sensing (InSAR) for ground deformation monitoring. Her passion lies in applying geospatial to real-world challenges, and was honoured to be selected as one of "Geospatial World's 50 Rising Stars" in 2022.