Head of Enterprise, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of EO Programmes European Space Agency
Gordon Campbell has been working for ESA since 1999
on defining and implementing actions to expand the uptake and use of Satellite
Earth Observation data. This involved working on a range of public sector
domains including environment, natural resources, law enforcement/ security and
Gordon Campbell is also working to expand the use of
satellite derived information in the International Development context in
partnership with entities such as World Bank, Global Environment Facility and
Inter-American Development Bank.
Examples include management of natural resources
(e.g. fisheries surveillance, management of mining activities) and putting in
place more efficient sustainable development approaches (e.g. planning and
monitoring impacts of development projects on critical habitats and
At the same time, he is working to effectively
exploit new ICT developments (such as state of the art cloud based high
performance computing capabilities with very large EO datasets) to effect a
step change in the impact of using satellite derived information in Earth science
and public policy support. Finally, Gordon has been working with countries as
the join ESA to elaborate appropriate strategies for developing their national
satellite Earth Observation capabilities, defining how these strategies fit
with other national policies (e.g. environment, security, high technology
development) and how to work within ESA Earth Observation programmes to
complement other regional and international cooperation activities.
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