Dr Miguel Román is familiar to participants of the 2019 Environmental Learning and Leadership class, where he gave us a stirring presentation that included very personal information about the impacts of 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
He is the founding director of The Earth from Space Institute (EfSI), an independent program of Universities Space Research Association (USRA). In this role, Román is dedicated to supporting the development of long-term strategies for reducing disaster risk and promoting community resilience using space technology.
Before joining USRA, Román served for ten years as a civil servant scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where he pioneered the iconic Black Marble - a series of satellite products that provide global views of Earth at night, with an emphasis on monitoring refugee displacement in conflict zones and communities affected by chronic and compound disasters.
Dr. Román is giving a webinar on 12/03/19 for the EPA, which is free and open to all. If you are interested or know someone who would like to hear this information, register here!