25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Switzerland

Einar Bjorgo received his PhD in Geophysics from the University of Bergen, Norway, in 1999 on humanitarian applications of very high resolution satellite imagery. He holds a Master of Science in Meteorology (Climate Science) and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California San Diego. He joined the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1999 working on integrating new technological solutions into its operations, including the use of GIS, GPS and satellite imagery. In 2002 he joined the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), where he was in charge of operational activities, including humanitarian relief, disaster risk reduction, human rights, human security and climate change. In that position he ensured satellite imagery derived maps and analyses are available to the international community, as well as Governments, during natural disasters and complex emergencies. Einar Bjorgo is since 2013 the Manager of UNOSAT.