Shridhar Jawak (SIOS)
Remote Sensing Officer/Senior Adviser
Shridhar’s responsibilities include to inform and advise on the emerging opportunities that broad range of Remote Sensing (RS) and Earth Observation (EO) technology offer to Earth system science researchers, optimize the usage of satellite and airborne RS (aircraft and UAVs) data for field scientists in Svalbard, organizing tailored training courses, webinars, and online conferences on EO and RS for Svalbard science community, communicate with space agencies to promote calibration and validation activities for satellite missions in Svalbard, and to bring together geospatial product developers and users to improve the usability of satellite data in Svalbard.
Shridhar is a geoinformation scientist skilled in Earth observation (EO) and remote sensing (RS) based applications in the Earth’s cryosphere. He is currently working as a Remote Sensing Officer/Senior Adviser at the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), Longyearbyen, Norway, where he leads the EO and RS activities. Before joining SIOS, he was a project scientist at the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa, India, where he was involved in EO and RS activities in polar research particularly focusing on Antarctica, Himalayas, and the Arctic.