Speaker Bio & Abstract
BiographyTim has worked in conflict affected states his whole career, using GIS and remote sensing to answer difficult questions and provide critical insights. He started his career in the British Army as a terrain analyst, providing advice on how the landscape and equipment capabilities effected operations. He is now the Chief Operating Officer for Alcis, a geographic information services company, and oversees the teamís work using data, technology and analysis to supporting international development projects globally. AbstractCharcoal, trees and SDGsThe circular nature of a tree for local people, the damage that illegal/uncontrolled charcoal production causes and how it links to SDG 15 (life on land), including the use of satellite imagery and machine learning to quantify the scale of charcoal production and forest loss.