Pietro Ceccato

Pietro Ceccato

Research Scientist
Lead, Environmental Monitoring Program

  • Phone: +1 (845) 680-4425
  • Email: ude.aibmuloc.irinull@otaccecp
  • Address:225 Monell

Background

Pietro Ceccato trained originally as an agronomist and soil science scientist. He spent two years in Central African Republic working with local communities to improve agricultural practices. He obtained a master’s degree in environmental management using decision-support systems and worked as a research scientist at the Natural Resources Institute in United Kingdom. He developed remote sensing products to monitor active fires and vegetation status for the purpose of assessing the risk of fire occurrence. He worked at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy) on the use of remote sensing to monitor vegetation status and used this work to obtain his PhD in remote sensing from the University of Greenwich, UK. Ceccato then joined the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome to develop an early warning system for desert locust monitoring. He developed remote sensing products and geographic information systems to be used operationally by the Ministries of Agriculture in 21 countries in Africa and Asia.

Ceccato joined the IRI in 2004. His current research activities include the development and integration of environmental remote sensing products into early warning systems for human health, agriculture, pest management and natural disasters.

Published Papers and Books

2014

Ceccato, P., Fernandes, K., Ruiz, D., Allis, E. (in press) Climate and environmental monitoring for decision making. Earth Perspectives

Gutierrez-Velez, V., Uriarte, M., DeFries, R., Pinedo-Vasquez, M., Fernandes, K., Ceccato, P., Baethgen, W., Padoch, C. (2014). Land cover changes interact with climate to change fire regimes in Western Amazonia. Ecological Applications

Thomson, M., Mason, S., Jancloes, M., Platzer, B., Omumbo, J., Connor, S., Ceccato, P., (submitted). Climate and health, program and progress in Africa. Earth Perspectives

Perez, C., Stanton, M., Diggle, P., Trzaska, S., Hugonnet, S., Miller, R., Perlwitz, J.P., Baldasano, J.M., Cuevas, E., Ceccato, P., Thomson, M.C. (2014). Soil dust aerosols and wind as predictors of seasonal meningitis incidence in Niger. Environmental Health Perspectives DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1306640

Sweeney, A., Kruczkiewicz, A., Reid, C., Seaman, J., Abubakar, A., Ritmeijer, K., Doggale, C., Jensen, K., McDonald, K.C., Thomson, M., Elnaiem, D., Ceccato, P. (in press). Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Explaore the Relationship between Environmental Factors and Visceral Leishmaniasis in the Northern States of the Republic of South Sudan. Earthzine

2013

Ceccato, P., Trzaska, S., Perez, C., Kalashnikova, O., del Corral, J., Cousin, R., Blumenthal, M.B., Bell, M., Connor, S.J., Thomson, M.C. (2013). Improving decision-making activities for meningitis and malaria. Geocarto International DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2013.827749

Olsen, J.L., Ceccato, P., Proud, S.R., Fensholt, R., Grippa, M., Ardo, J., Mougin, E., Sandholt, I. (2013). Assessment of Land Surface Moisture in Semi-Arid Sahel from Seasonally Detrended Shortwave Infrared Reflectance Data. Remote Sensing 5(6), 2898-2927

Valero, S., Ceccato, P., Baethgen, W., Chanussot, J. (2013). Identification of agricultural crops in early stages using hyperspectral remote sensing images. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 4229-4232

Garcia, M., Sandholt, I., Ceccato, P., Ridler, M., Mougin, E., Kergoat, L., Morillas, L., Timouk, F., Fensholt, R., Domingo, F. (2013). Actual evapotranspiration in drylands derived from in-situ and satellite data: Assessing biophysical constraints. Remote Sensing of Environment 131: 103-118

Amstislavski, P., Zubov, L., Chen, H., Ceccato, P., Pekel, J-F., Weedon, J. (2013). Effects of Increase in Temperature and Open Water on Transmigration and Access to Health Care by the Nenets Reindeer Herders in Northern Russia. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 72: 21183

Baeza, A., Bouma, M.J., Dhiman, R., Baskerville, E., Ceccato, P., Yadav, R., Pascual, M. (2013). Long-lasting transition towards sustainable elimination of desert malaria under irrigation development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) Volume: 110, Issue: 37, Pages: 15157-15162, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1305728110

Vancutsem, C., Pekel, J.-F., Kayitakire, F., Duveiller, G., Baethgen, W., Ceccato, P. (2013). Mapping winter and summer crops in Uruguay using MODIS time series. 2nd International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics: Information for Sustainable Agriculture, Agro-Geoinformatics 6621924, pp 292-295.

Obsomer, V., Titeux, N., Vancutsem, C., Duveiller, G., Pekel, J.F., Connor, S., Thomson, M., Ceccato, P., Coosemans, M. (2013). From Anopheles to spatial surveillance: a roadmap through a multidisciplinary challenge. Edited by Sylvie Manguin, Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance ISBN 978-953-51-1188-7

2012

Ceccato, P., Vancutsem, C., Klaver, R., Rowland, J., Connor, S.J. (2012). A Vectorial Capacity Product to Monitor Changing Malaria Transmission Potential in Epidemic Regions of Africa. Journal of Tropical Medicine, Volume 2012, Article ID 595948, doi:10.1155/2012/595948, 6 pp

Ceccato, P., Connor, S.J. (2012). Chapter 8: Early Warning Systems. (Eds) Stan Morain and Amy Budge. Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance. International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Commission VIII/WG-2. ISPRS Book Series ISBN-13: 978-0-415-58471-5

Del Corral, J., Blumenthal, M.B., Mantilla, G., Ceccato, P., Connor, S.J., Thomson, M.C. (2012). Climate Information for Public Health: the Role of the IRI Climate Data Library in an Integrated Knowledge System. Geospatial Health , Volume 6, Issue 3SUPPL, S15-S24

Kempler, S., Leptoukh, G.G., Kiang, R.K., Soebiyanto, R.P., Tong, D.Q., Ceccato, P., Maxwell, S., Rommel, R.G., Jacquez, G.M., Benedict, K.K., Morain, S.A., Yang, P., Huang, Q., Golden, M.L., Chen, R.S., Pinzon, J.E., Zaitchick, B., Irwin, D., Estes, S., Luvall, J., Wimberly, M., Xiao, X., Charland, K.M., Stumpf, R.P., Deng, Z., Tilburg, C.E., Liu, Y., McClure, L., Huff, A. (2012). Chapter 6: Data Discovery, Access and Retrieval. (Eds) Stan Morain and Amy Budge. Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance. International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Commission VIII/WG-2. ISPRS Book Series ISBN-13: 978-0-415-58471-5

2011

Dinku, T., Ceccato, P., Connor, S.J. (2011). Challenges to Satellite Rainfall Estimation over Mountainous and Arid Parts of East Africa. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32:(21), 5965-5979

Pekel, JF., Ceccato, P., Vancutsem, C., Cressman, K., Vanbogaert, E., Defourny, P. (2011). Development and Application of Multi-Temporal Colorimetric Transformation to Monitor Vegetation in the Desert Locust Habitat. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 4:(2), 318-326

Dinku, T., Connor, S.J., Ceccato, P. (2011). Evaluation of Satellite Rainfall Estimates and Gridded Gauge Products over the Upper Blue Nile Region. In Melesse, A.M. (Ed.) Nile River Basin, Part II, Springer DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0689-7_5, 109-127

Roseghini, W.F.F., Mendonca, F., Ceccato, P., Fernandes, K. (2011). Dengue epidemics in Middle-South of Brazil: Climate constraints (?) and some social aspects. Revista Brasileira de Climatologia 9: 94-101, ISSN: 1980-055x

2010

Ceccato, P., Vancutsem, C., Temimi, M. (2010). Monitoring Air and Land Surface Temperatures from Remotely Sensed Data for Climate-Human Health Applications. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) pp. 178-180

Ceccato, P. (2010). GEO Task US-09-01a: Critical Earth Observation Priorities, Human Health: Infectious Diseases Societal Benefit Area. Report to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) User Interface Committee, pp 149

Dinku, T., Ceccato, P., Cressman, K., Connor, S.J. (2010). Evaluating detection skills of satellite rainfall estimates over Desert Locust recession regions. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49(6): 1322-1332

Vancutsem, C., Ceccato*, P., Dinku, T., Connor, S.J. (2010). Evaluation of MODIS Land surface temperature data to estimate air temperature in different ecosystems over Africa. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114(2): 449-465

Dinku, T., Connor, S.J., Ceccato, P. (2010). Comparison of CMORPH and TRMM-3B42 over mountainous regions of Africa and South America. In M. Gebremichael and F. Hossaim (Eds.) Satellite Rainfall Applications for Surface Hydrology, Srpinger Netherlands, 193-204

Dinku, T., Ruiz, F., Connor, S.J., Ceccato, P. (2010). Validation and Intercomparison of Satellite Rainfall Estimates over Colombia. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 49(5): 1004-1014

Shargie, E.B., Ngondi, J., Graves, P.M., Getachew, A., Hwang, J., Gebre, T., Mosher, A.W., Ceccato, P., Endeshaw, T., Jima, D., Tadesse, Z., Tenaw, E., Reithinger, R., Emerson, P.M., Richards, F.O., Ghebreyesus, T.A. (2010). Rapid increase in ownership and use of long-lasting insecticidal nest and decrease in prevalence of malaria in three regional states of Ethiopia, 2006-2007. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. ID 750978 doi: 10.1155/2010/750978, p 1-12

2009

Graves, P.M., Richards, F.O., Ngondi, J., Emerson, P.M., Shargie, E.B., Endeshaw, T., Ceccato, P., Ejigsemahu, Y., Mosher, A.W., Hailemariam, A., Zerihun, M., Teferi, T., Ayele, B., Messele, A., Yohannes, G., Tilahun, A., Gebre, T., Jima, D., Ghebreyesus, T. (2009). Individual, household, and environmental risk factors for malaria infection in Amhara, Oromia and SNNP regions of Ethiopia. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103(12): 1211-1220

2008

Dinku, T., Connor, S.J., Ceccato, P., Ropelewski, C.F. (2008). Comparison of Global Gridded Gauge Products over a Mountainous Region of Africa. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1669 www.interscience.wiley.com

Dinku, T., Chidzambwa, S., Ceccato, P., Connor, S.J., Ropelewski, C.F. (2008). Validation of High-Resolution Satellite Rainfall Products over Complex Terrain in Africa. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(14): 4097-4110

Martin, V., Chevalier, V., Ceccato, P., Anyamba, A., De Simone, L., Lubroth, J., De La Rocque, S., Domenech, J. (2008). The Impact of Climate Change on the Epidemiology and Control of Rift Valley Fever. World Organization for Animal Health Rev. Sci. Tech. Off. int. Epiz. 27(2), 413-426

Graves, P.M., Osgood, D.E., Thomson, M.C., Sereke, K., Araia, A., Zerom, M., Ceccato, P., Bell, M., del Corral, J., Ghebreselassie, S., Brantly, E.P., Ghebremeskel, T. (2008). Effectiveness of Malaria Control during Changing Climate Conditions in Eritrea, 1998-2003. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 13(2): 218-228 doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2007.01993.x

Graves, P.M., Richards, F.O., Ngondi, J., Emerson, P.M., Shargie, E.B., Endeshaw, T., Ceccato, P., Ejigsemahu, Y., Mosher, A.W., Hailemariam, A., Zerihun, M., Teferi, T., Ayele, B., Messele, A., Yohannes, G., Tilahun, A., Gebre, T., Jima, D., Ghebreyesus, T. (2008). Individual, household, and environmental risk factors for malaria infection in Amhara, Oromia and SNNP regions of Ethiopia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 79(6): 294-295

2007

Ceccato, P., Bell, M.A., Dinku, T., Connor, S.J. (2007). Application of remote sensing technologies for monitoring human health. In: The Full Picture, Published by Tudor Rose on behalf of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) ISBN 978-92-990047-0-8, pp: 184-187

Ceccato, P., Cressman, K., Giannini, A., Trzaska, S. (2007). The Desert Locust Upsurge in West Africa (2003-2005): Information on The Desert Locust Early Warning System, and The Prospects for Seasonal Climate Forecasting. International Journal of Pest Management, 53(1): 7-13

Ceccato, P., Ghebremeskel, T., Jaiteh, M., Graves, P.M., Levy, M., Ghebreselassie, S., Ogbamariam, A., Barnston, A.G., Bell, M., Del Corral, J., Connor, S.J., Fesseha, I., Brantly, E.P., Thomson, M.C., (2007). Malaria Stratification, Climate and Epidemic Early Warning in Eritrea. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 77: 61-68

Dinku, T., Ceccato, P., Grover-Kopec, E.K., Lemma, M., Connor, S.J., Ropelewski, C.F. (2007). Validation of satellite rainfall products over East Africa's complex topography. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(7): 1503-1526

Magor, J.I., Ceccato, P., Dobson, H.M., Pender, J., Ritchie, L. (2007). Preparedness to Prevent Desert Locust Plagues in the Central Region, an Historical Review. Desert Locust Technical Series Plant Production and Protection Division, Locust and Other Migratory Pests Group, Food and Agriculture Organization, AGP/DL/TS/35 pp 118

Martin, V., De Simone, L., Lubroth, J., Ceccato, P., Chevalier, V. (2007). Perspectives on using remotely-sensed imagery in predictive veterinary epidemiology and global early warning systems. Geospatial Health 2(1): 3-14

Hansen, J.W., Baethgen, W., Osgood, D., Ceccato, P., Ngugi, R.K. (2007). Innovations in Climate Risk Management: Protecting and Building Rural Livelihoods in a Variable and Changing Climate. Journal of Semi-Arid Tropical Agricultural Research, 4(1), pp: 1-38

2006

Ceccato, P., Bell, M.A., Blumenthal, M.B., Connor, S.J., Dinku, T., Grover-Kopec, E.K., Ropelewski, C.F., Thomson, M.C. (2006). Use of Remote Sensing for Monitoring Climate Variability for Integrated Early Warning Systems: Applications for Human Diseases and Desert Locust Management. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Sympoiusm (IGARSS). 270-274

Connor, S.J., Ceccato, P., Dinku, T., Omumbo, J., Grover-Kopec, E. K., Thomson, M.C. (2006). Using Climate Information for Improved Health in Africa: Relevance, Constraints and Opportunities. Geospatial Health, 1: 17-31

Grover-Kopec, E. K., Blumenthal, M. B., Ceccato, P., Dinku, T., Omumbo, J., Connor, S. J. (2006). Web-based climate information resources for malaria control in Africa. Malaria Journal, 5:38

2005

Ceccato, P., Connor, S.J., Jeanne, I., Thomson, M.C. (2005). Application of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing Technologies for Assessing and Monitoring Malaria Risk. Parassitologia. 47: 81-96

Grover-Kopec, E., Kawano, M., Klaver, R.W., Blumenthal, B., Ceccato, P. and Connor S.J. (2005). An online operational rainfall-monitoring resource for epidemic malaria early warning systems in Africa. Malaria Journal, 4:6

2004

Flasse, S., Trigg, S., Ceccato, P., Perryman, A., Hudak, A., Thompson, M., Brockett, B., Drame, M., Ntabeni, T., Frost, P., and Landmann, T. (2004). Remote sensing of vegetation fires and its contribution to a fire management information system. In: Wildfire management handbook for Sub-Sahara Africa. Goldammer, J.G. and de Ronde C. (Eds). BBP Academic Publ. Bv, The Hague, Netherlands. 158-211

2003

Ceccato, P., Leblon, B., Chuvieco, E., Flasse, S. and Carlson, J. (2003). Estimation of Live Fuel Moisture Content. In: Wildlife Fire Danger Estimation and Mapping. Chuvieco, E. (Ed.) World Scientific Publishing Co. 63-90

2002

Ceccato, P., Gobron, N., Flasse, S., Pinty, B., and Tarantola, S. (2002). Designing a spectral index to estimate vegetation water content from remote sensing data: Part 1: theoretical approach. Remote Sensing of Environment 82 (2-3): 188-197

Ceccato, P., Flasse, S., and Gregoire, J.-M., (2002). Designing a spectral index to estimate vegetation water content from remote sensing data: Part 2: Validation and applications. Remote Sensing of Environment 82 (2-3): 198-207

2001

Ceccato, P., Flasse, S., Tarantola, S., Jacquemoud, S., and Gregoire, J.M. (2001). Detecting vegetation leaf water content using reflectance in the optical domain. Remote Sensing of Environment 77(1): 22-33

Ceccato, P. (2001). Estimation of vegetation water content using remote sensing for the assessment of fire risk occurrence and burning efficiency. PhD Thesis, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, 155 pp

1999

Pilar, M., Ceccato, P., Flasse, S., and Downey, I. (1999). Fire detection and fire growth monitoring using satellite data. In: Remote Sensing of Large Wildfires in the European Mediterranean Basin. Chuvieco, E., (Ed.). Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 3-540-65767-3, XII, 212 pp

Delmas, R.A., Druilhet, A., Cros, B., Durand, P., Delon, C., Lacaux, J.P., Brustet, J.M., Serca, D., Affre, C., Guenther, A., Greenberg, J., Baugh, W., Harley, P., Klinger, L., Ginoux, P., Brasseur, G., Zimmerman, P.R., Gregoire, J.M., Janodet, E., Tournier, A., Perros, P., Marion, Th., Gaudichet, A., Cachier, H., Ruellan, S., Masclet, P., Cautenet, S., Poulet, D., Bouka Biona, C., Nganga, D., Tathy, J.P., Minga, A., Loemba-Ndembi, J., and Ceccato, P. (1999). Experiment for Regional Sources and Sinks of Oxidants (EXPRESSO): An overview. Journal of Geophysical Research 104 (D23): 30,609-30,624

1998

Wooster, M.J., Ceccato, P., and Flasse, S.P. (1998). Indonesian fires observed using AVHRR. International Journal of Remote Sensing 19(3): 383-386

1996

Flasse S. P., and Ceccato, P. (1996). A Contextual Algorithm for AVHRR Fire Detection. International Journal of Remote Sensing 17(2): 419-424



Conference Proceedings/Abstracts/Presented Papers

2014

Jensen, K., McDonald, K.C., Ceccato, P. (2014). The use of remote sensing-based surface inundation products in human health applications in Eastern Africa. Poster presented at AMS, Atlanta.

2013

Ceccato, P., McDonald, K.C., Jensen, K., Podest, E., De La Torre Juarez, M. (2013). Development and implementation of flood risk mapping, water bodies monitoring and climate information for human health. Poster presented at AGU, San Francisco.

Olsen, J.L., Miehe, S., Ceccato, P., Fensholt, R. (2013). Remote sensing of grazing effects on vegetation in northern Senegal using MODIS time series. Poster presented at AGU, San Francisco.

Valero, S., Ceccato, P., Baethgen, W.E., Chanussot, J. (2013). Identification of agriculture crops in early stages using remote sensing images. Presentation to the International Geoscience And Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) in Melbourne, Australia.

Garcia, M., Mu, Q., Ceccato, P., Ardo, J.P., Mougin, E., Kergoat, L., Timouk, F., Sandholt, I., Fisher, J. (2013). Drought monitoring in the Sahel using Earth Observation data: Evaluation of two global process-based models. Presentation at European Geosciences Union 2013, Vienna, Austria.

Vancutsem, C., Pekel, JF., Kayitakire, F., Duveiller, G., Baethgen, W., Ceccato, P. (2013). Mapping winter and summer crops in Uruguay using MODIS time series. Agro-Geoinformatics, August 12-16, Fairfax, USA

2012

Ceccato, P., Trzaska, S., Perez, C., Kalashnikova, O., del Corral, J., Cousin, R., Blumenthal, M.B., Connor, S.J., Thomson, M.C. (2012). Improving Decision-Making Activities for Meningitis and Malaria. Poster presented at the "CDC & NOAA Joint Symposium on Climate and Health", September 12-13, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Ceccato, P., Bell, M., Mantilla, G., Thomson, M.C. (2012). How the Use of Remote Sensing is Transferred to Diverse User Communities Through Capacity Building at Columbia University. Abstract presented at the AGU Dec 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Ceccato, P., Trzaska, S., Perez, C., Kalashnikova, O., del Corral, J., Cousin, R., Blumenthal, M.B., Connor, S.J., Thomson, M.C. (2012). Improving Decision-Making Activities for Meningitis and Malaria. Poster presented at the AGU Dec 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Olsen, J.L., Ceccato, P., Proud, S., Fensholt, R., Sandholt, I. (2012). Detecting surface moisture status in a semi-arid region using shortwave infrared geostationary remote sensing. Poster presented at the AGU Chapman Conference on Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle, 19-22 February 2012, Kona, Hawaii, USA

Garcia, M., Sandholt, I., Ceccato, P., Mougin, E., Timouk, F., Kergoat, L. (2012). Estimating evapotranspiration in the Sahel using satellite products. Poster presented at the 30th AMS Conference on Agricultural and Forestry Meteorology, 29 May - 1 June 2012, Boston, MA, USA

Sandholt, I., Garcia, M., Ines, A., Proud, S., Ceccato, P. (2012). Estimating actual evapotranspiration in semiarid regions by remote sensing techniques. Poster presented at the 30th AMS Conference on Agricultural and Forestry Meteorology, 29 May - 1 June 2012, Boston, MA, USA

Thomson, M.C., Dinku, T., Willis, D., Zadravecz, F., Mantilla, G., Ceccato, P., Cousin, R., del Corral, J., Connor, S.J., Lyon, B., Omumbo, J., Graves, P., Taylor, B., Diggle, P.J. (2012). The use of climate information in the assessment of the impact of malaria interventions. Paper presented at the 6th International Annual MERIT Technical Meeting, 27th-28th November, Accra, Ghana.

2011

Kempler, S., Benedict, K., Ceccato, P. , Golden, M., Maxwell, S., Morain, S., Soebiyanto, R., Tong, D. (2011). The Increasing Use of Remote Sensing Data in Studying the Climatological Impacts on Public Health. Poster presented at the AGU Hydroepidemiology: Understanding Connections Between Hydrology and Human Health session, December 09, San Francisco, CA, USA

Garcia, M., Sandholt, I., Ceccato, P. , Ridler, M., Fensholt, R., Mougin, E., Timouk, F., Kergoat, L. (2011). Deriving Biophysical Constraints from MODIS and SEVIRI to Estimate Daily Evapotranspiration in Semiarid Regions. Poster presented at the FLUXNET and Remote Sensing Open Workshop: Towards Upscaling Flux Information from Towers to the Globe. June 7-9, 2011. Berkeley, CA, USA

Adamo, S.B., Trzaska, S., Cibrelius, L., Perez, C., Thomson, M., Yetman, G., del Corral, J., Ceccato, P., Perlwitz, J., Miller, R., Kalashnikova, O. (2011). Integration of Demographic, Climate and Epidemiological Factors in the Modeling of Meningococcal Meningitis Epidemic Occurrence in Niger. Poster presented at the Population Association of America 2011 Annual Meeting Program, March 31 - April 2, Washington, DC, USA

2010

Ceccato, P., Nengah Surati Jaya, I., Qian, J.H., Tippet, M.K., Robertson, A.W., Someshwar, S. (2010). Early Warning and Response to Fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia . IRI Technical Report 10-14, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY, 23pp

Ceccato, P., Dinku, T. (2010). Introduction to Remote Sensing for Monitoring Rainfall, Temperature, Vegetation and Water Bodies. IRI Technical Report 10-04, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY, 15pp

Giarolla, A., Baethgen, W., Ceccato, P. (2010). Relationship between NDVI-MODIS/TERRA and Water Balance Components for Soybean Crop, Brazil. Abstract presented at IGARSS 2010 conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Giarolla, A., Baethgen, W., Ceccato, P. (2010). NDVI (MODIS Sensor) Response to Interannual Variability of Rainfall and Evapotranspiration in a Soybean Producing Region, Southern Brazil. Abstract presented at ISPRS Commission VII Symposium, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Blumenthal, B., Thomson, M.C., Bell, M., Ceccato, P., DelCorral, J., Cousin, R., Omumbo, J., Mantilla, G., Connor, S.J. (2010). The IRI data-library: a resource for tropical disease epidemiology. abstract presented at the XXVth International Biometric Conference organized by the Brazilian and Argentinean Regions of the International Biometric Society, December 5-6, Florianopolis, Brazil

2009

Ceccato, P. (2009). Environmental Information Use and Tools for Health Information Systems - An Overview. Lecture IEEE Committee on Earth Observation (ICEO) Online Lectures Series www.ieee-earth.org. July 2009, Geneva

Ceccato, P., Kalashnikova, O., Trzaska, S., del Corral, J., Perez, C. (2009). Use of MISR data to monitor dust and understand its relationship with Meningococcal Meningitis epidemics. Poster presented at the MISR Data Users Science Symposium December 10-11 Pasadena, CA, USA

Vancutsem, C., Ceccato, P., Dinku, T., and Connor, S. (2009). Integration of remotely sensed and climatic data in International Research Institute malaria early warning system [Special Supplement No. 1: Proc. 14th Congress of the Colombian Association of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine]. Biomedica, 29, 133

Martin, V., Ceccato, P., De Simone, L., Chevalier, V., Roger, F., Anyamba, A., Gilbert, M. (2009). Can environmental factors retrieved from remotely-sensed images be used for predicting Rift Valley Fever epidemics in Senegal? Paper presented at 12th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics 10-14 August 2009 Durban, South Africa

Medvigy, D., Small, C., Ceccato, P., Vancutsem, C., Pekel, J.F. (2009). Effects of insect defoliation and land-use change on watershed carbon budgets. Abstract presented at the American Geophysical Union

Trazska, S., Adamo, S., Ceccato, P., Cibrelus, L., delCorral, J., Dinku, T., Kalashnikova, O., Levy, M., Madajewicz, M., Miller, R., Perez, C., Perlwotz, J., Thomson, M., Yetman, G. (2009). Environmental factors and population dynamics as determinants of meningococcal meningitis epidemics in the Sahel: an investigation of NASA and NOAA products - a joint project between CIESIN, IRI, NASA-GISS and NASA-JPL. Poster presented at the 3rd International MERIT Technical Meeting, Niger

Cibrelus, L., Cousin, R., Ceccato, P., Mantilla, G., Omumbo, J., Thomson, M. (2009). Building Capacity through Training: Experience from the First Malagasy Workshop on Integrating Climate Information into Public Health Decision Making, October 2009. Poster presented at the 3rd International MERIT Technical Meeting, Niger

Bolton, J., Brown, M., Ceccato, P. (2009). Improving Desert Locust Decision Support in Africa and Asia using SMAP Soil Moisture Estimates. Poster presented at the "NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Applications Workshop". September 9-10 NOAA, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Pekel, J-F, Cressman, K., Ceccato, P., Vancutsem, C., Vanbogaert, E., Defourny, P. (2009). Development and application of multi-temporal colorimetric transformation to monitor vegetation in the Desert Locust habitat. In Conference Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images "MultiTemp 2009" July 28-30 - Groton, Connecticut, USA. Editor: Daniel L. Civco pp 234- 241

2008

Ceccato, P., Brown, M., Funk, C., Small, C., Holthaus, E., Siebert, A., Ward, N. (2008). Remote Sensing - Vegetation . Technical paper presented at the Workshop "Technical Issues in Index Insurance", IRI, Lamont-Doherty, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA, 7-8 October p 27-32

Ceccato, P., Martin, V., Omumbo, J., Ndiaye, O., Bell, M., Thomson, M., Anyamba, A., Thiongane, Y., Sall, B. (2008). Studying the relationship between environmental factors retrieved from remotely-sensed images and Rift Valley Fever in Senegal. Abstract presented at IGARSS Boston, 7-11 July

Ceccato, P., Someshwar, S., Nengah Surati Jaya, I., Qian, J.H., Ebrahimian, E. (2008). Climate forecast, early warning and response to peatland fires in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Abstract presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly Vienna, 13-18 April

Dinku, T., Connor, S.J., Ceccato, P. (2008). Comparison of Global Gridded Gauge Products over Complex Terrain in Africa. Abstract presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly Vienna, 13-18 April

Ross, K.W., Brown, M.E., Connor, S.J., Verdin, J.P., Ceccato, P., Funk, C.C. (2008). Decision Support Evaluation Report for USAID Famine and Malaria Early Warning Systems. NASA Technical Memorandum NASA/CR-2007-000000

2007

Ceccato, P. (2007). Environmental Data and Surveillance. Presentation GEO Meningitis Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, Sept 26-27 2007

Ceccato, P., Omumbo, J., Thomson, M., Bell, M., Anyamba, A. (2007). Rift Valley Fever in Senegal, Analyses of Environmental Factors and Prediction. Final Report Technical Service Agreement PR 35797 FAO, 73pp

Ceccato, P., Ashab, S., Lyon, B., Dinku, T., Omumbo, J., Giannini, A., Connor, S.J., Thomson, M.C. (2007). Managing climate variability and its impacts on key climate-sensitive sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa: the experience from IRI. Workshop on Climate Change and Desertification: Monitoring, Modeling and Forecasting. Wengen, Switzerland, 10-13 September 2007

Ceccato, P., Bell, M.A., Blumenthal, M.B., Connor, S.J., Dinku, T., Omumbo, J., Ropelewski, C.F., Thomson, M.C. (2007). Use of Remote Sensing for Monitoring Climate Variability: New Applications for Human Health, Insect Pest and Fire Management. 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. Sustainable Development Through Global Earth Observations. San Jose, Costa Rica, 24-30 June 2007

Trzaska, S., Ceccato, P., Omumbo, J., Bell, M., Thomson, M., Djingarey, M., Noazni, S., Jeanne, I. (2007). Spatio-temporal patterns of meningococcal meningitis and their predictability in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Presented at the International Conference for Reduction of Vulnerability of Natural, Economic and Social Systems to Climate Change in West Africa, Ouagadougou, 24-27 January 2007

Trzaska, S., Ceccato, P., Bell, M., Gianinni, A., Goddard, L., Ben Mohammed, M. (2007). Climate of the Meningitis Belt. Presentation GEO Meningitis Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, Sept 26-27 2007

2006

Ceccato, P. (2006). Development of Malaria Early Warning System (MEWS) using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems. Abstract presented at the ISSE's Summer Colloquia on Climate and Health, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA 16-22 July 2006

Dinku, T., Ceccato, P., Grover-Kopec, E., Lemma, M., Connor, S. and Ropelewski, C. (2006). Validation and Inter-comparison of Satellite Rainfall Products over Complex Topography. International Precipitation Working Group Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 23-27 October 2006

Dinku, T., Ceccato, P., Grover-Kopec, E., Connor, S.J., and Ropelewski, C. (2006). Validation and Inter-comparison of Satellite Rainfall Products over the Horn of Africa. In Proceedings of the 2006 IGARSS Conference, Denver (CO), USA, 29 Jul to 6 Aug 2006

Dinku, T., Ceccato, P., Grover-Kopec, E., Connor, S.J., and Ropelewski, C.F. (2006). Validation and Inter-comparison of Satellite Rainfall Products over the Horn of Africa. Annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Baltimore, MD, USA, 23 to 25 May 2006

Boulahya, M., Connor S., Menghestab H., Lenton R., Lynam J., Muller M., Stern R., Williams J., Hansen J., Hellmuth M., Thomson M., Addams L., Bhojwani H., Ceccato P., Dinku T., Ebrahimian E., Fullon R., Giannini A., Kangah P., Marx S., Mason S., Mosquera-Machado S., Mutter C., Ndiaye O., Omumbo J., Osgood D., Ropelewski C., Trzaska S., Turmelle J., Ward N., Wolde-Georgis T., Zebiak S. (2006). A Gap Analysis for the Implementation of the Global Climate Observing System Programme in Africa. IRI Technical Report No. 06-01.

2005

Ceccato, P., Connor, S.J., Ropelewski, C.F., Bell, M.A., Thomson, M.C. (2005). Monitoring climate and its variability for integrated infectious disease surveillance and early warning: achievements and new challenges in the application of remotely-sensed data. Abstract presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly Vienna, 24-29 April

Ceccato, P. (2005). Operational Early Warning System Using SPOT-VGT and TERRA-MODIS to Predict Desert Locust Outbreaks. In Proceedings of the 2nd VEGETATION International Users Conference, 24-26 March 2004, Antwerpen. Editors: Veroustraete, F., Bartholome, E., Verstraeten, W.W. Luxembourg: Luxembourg: Office for Official Publication of the European Communities, ISBN 92-894-9004-7, EUR 21552 EN, 475 p

Grover-Kopec, E.K., Blumenthal, M.B., Connor, S.J., Kawano, M., Klaver, R.W., Ceccato, P. (2005). Providing a climatological perspective for Malaria Early Warning Systems in Africa. 15th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Savannah, Georgia, 20-23 June

2004

Ceccato, P. and Magor J. (2004). Locust focus. Haramata, bulletin of the Drylands: People, Policies, Programmes No. 47, 7-8

2002

Ceccato, P. (2002). Criquet pelerin et teledetection: Manuel de visualisation et d'analyse des images SPOT4-VEGETATION, AGPP, UN FAO, Rome, 22pp

2001

Ceccato, P. and Flasse, S.P. (2001). Estimation of Vegetation Water Content Using SPOT-VEGETATION for Assessment of Fire Risk and Burning Efficiency. Poster presented at the 3rd International Workshop Remote Sensing and GIS applications to Forest Fire Management, new methods and sensors, EARSeL, Paris, 17th and 18th of May 2001, Paris, France, EARSeL

Flasse, S., Trigg, S., Boschetti, L., Ceccato, P., Brivio, P.A. (2001). Assessing algorithms performance and end-products: complementary approaches. In Proceedings of GOFC-Fire Satellite Product Validation Workshop, 9-11 July 2001, Lisbon, Portugal

1999

Ceccato, P., Flasse, S.P., Downey, I.D., Wall, D., and Anderson, I. (1999). Monitoring of vegetation fires in Sumatra (Indonesia): a burning issue. In Operational Remote Sensing for Sustainable Development, Niewenhuis, G. J. A., R. A. Vaughan and M. Molenaar (Eds), A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 277-280. (ISBN 90 5809 029 9)

Jacques de Dixmude, A., Flasse, S., Downey, I., Navarro, P., Sear, C., Ceccato, P., Williams, J., Alvarez, R., Uriate, F., Ramos, A., Humphrey, I. and Zuniga, Z. (1999). A Survey of Three Successive Fire Seasons. International Forest Fire News 20, 64-72

Jacques, A., Flasse, S., Navarro, P., Downey, I., Williams, J., Sear, C., Ceccato, P., Alvarez, R., Uriarte, F. (1999). El uso de la teledeteccion de baja resolucion espacial en el monitoreo de fuegos en Nicaragua: una resena de tres temporadas sucesivas de quemas

1998

Ceccato, P., and Flasse, S.P. (1998). Assessing Vegetation Fuel Moisture From Satellite NOAA-AVHRR Data in the Context of Expresso Experiment. In: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Remote Sensing Society, The University of Greenwich, 9 - 11 September 1998, 28-34. (ISBN: 0-946226-26-1)

Ceccato, P. (1998). Development of fire risk and fire danger assessment for Indonesia. Project Report 34. Forest Fire Prevention and Control Project, Palembang. Ministry of Forestry and Estate Crops and European Union, Jakarta.

Ceccato, P. and Flasse, S.P. (1998). Assessing vegetation fuel moisture from satellite NOAA-AVHRR Data in the context of EXPRESSO Experiment. Poster presented at the 9th Symposium of the Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution and 5th Scientific Conference on the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project. Focus: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change, Seattle, 20-25 August 1998

Ceccato, P., Flasse, S.P., Downey, I.D., Wall, D., and Anderson, I. (1998). Effective Tools for Monitoring of Vegetation Fires in Sumatra (Indonesia). In: Proceedings of the 27th International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Environment, Information for Sustainability, June 8-12 1998, Tromso, Norway, ISRE, Norway, 777-779. (ISBN82-7542-040-7)

Flasse, S.P., Navarro, P. and Ceccato, P. (1998). El uso de Datos NOAA/AVHRR para el monitoreo de incendios forestales: Principios y applicaciones. In: Jacques de Dixmude A. and Downey, I. (Eds.), Proceedings of II Workshop on Forest Fire Monitoring, Ocotal (Nueva Segovia), Nicaragua, 44-47

1997

Flasse S. P., Ceccato, P., Downey, I.D., Raimadoya, M. A., and Navarro, P. (1997). Remote Sensing and GIS Tools to Support Vegetation Fire Management in Developing Countries. In: Proceedings of IGARSS 97, 03-08 August 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Singapore. Catalogue Number 97CH36042. Library of Congress Number 97-70575. Volume IV, 1569-1572

Flasse, S. P., Ceccato, P., Downey, I.D., Williams, J.B., Navarro, P. and Raimadoya, M.A. (1997). Remote sensing and GIS tools to support vegetation fire management in developing countries. In Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology, 27-31 October 1996, Lorne, Australia, International Association of Wildland Fire, USA, 209-214

Flasse, S., Ceccato, P. and Burt, P. (1997). Agro-Meterological information from NOAA-AVHRR data. Experience from Indonesia. In Final Report on the Tashkent Workshop, 19-20 June 1996, S. H. Walker and V. Martemjanov (Eds.), Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, GB, 74-80 [in English], 81-88 [in Russian]. (ISBN 0 85954 474-5)

Copley V.R., Flasse, S.P., Navarro, P., Ceccato, P., and Koh, A. (1997). Validation of Satellite Data by Airborne Digital Photographic Data for Estimating Low Vegetation Cover. In: Proceedings of 1997 Meteorological Satellite Data Users Conference. Brussels, Belgium, 29th September -3rd October 1997. EUM P 21 ISSN 1011-3932. 53-60

1996

Ceccato, P., Flasse, S.P., Boardman, S., Downey, I.D., Gooding, R., Muirhead, K., and Stuttard, M. (1996). The Development of Automatic Techniques to Generate Global Vegetation Fire Products from NOAA Data. In: EARSel Advances in Remote Sensing "Remote Sensing and GIS Applications to Forest Fire Management" vol 4, n 4, 84-89

Ceccato, P., Flasse S. and I. D. Downey (1996). An automatic algorithm to detect vegetation fires globally from NOAA-AVHRR data. Advances in Remote Sensing, 4(4): 84-89

Flasse S. P., Ceccato, P., Downey, I.D., Williams, J.B., Navarro, P., and Raimadoya, M. A. (1996). Remote Sensing and GIS Tools to Support Vegetation Fire Management in Developing Countries. In: Proceedings of 13th Conference on Fire and Meteorology, 27-31 October 1996, Lorne, Australia 209-214

Flasse S. P., Ceccato, P., and Burt, P. (1996). Agro-Meteorological Information from NOAA-AVHRR Data. Experience from Indonesia. Final Report on the Tashkent Workshop 19-20 June 1996. Natural Resources Institue ISBN 0 85954 474-5 9. 159 pp

Downey I. D., Ceccato, P., Flasse, S.P., Navarro, P., Trigg, S.N., and Williams, J.B. (1996). Real Time Monitoring of Active Forest Fires for Better Natural Resource Management in Developing Countries. In: EARSel Advances in Remote Sensing, 4(4): 76-83

1995

Ceccato, P., Flasse, S.P. and Downey, I. (1995). Fire Detection with AVHRR: A Useful Contextual Algorithm. In: Proceedings of the 1995 Meteorological Satellite Data Users Conference, Winchester, UK, 4-8 September 1995. EUM P 17 ISSN 1015 576, 101-108

Ceccato, P., Downey, I.D., and Flasse, S.P. (1995). Global Vegetation Fire Product (GVFP) Definition of Analytical Method, Interim Technical Report EOS-95/125-AM (NRI)-001 to JRC in support of research contract: Definition of a global fire product issued from AVHRR data, 60 pp

Downey, I. D., Ceccato, P., Flasse, S.P., Navarro, P., Trigg, S.N., and Williams, J.B. (1995). Real time monitoring of active forest fires for better natural resource management in developing countries. EARSeL Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Forest Fire Management, 7-9 September 1995, Alcala, Spain, 22-26

Flasse, S., Ceccato, P., Downey, I. and Navarro, P. (1996). Principios y aplicaciones para la deteccion de incendios. In Proceedings of a Technical Workshop on the Nicaragua Land Resources (Fire) Monitoring Project, Puerto Cabezas, RAAN, Nicaragua, 19-20 November 1996, Navarro, P. and I. Downey (Eds), Chatham, GB, Natural Resources Institute, 27-31

Flasse S. P., Boardman, S., Ceccato, P., Downey, I.D., Gooding, R., Muirhead, K., and Stuttard, M. (1995). The Development of Automatic Techniques to Generate Global Vegetation Fire Products from NOAA Data, Part A - Algorithms. In: EARSel Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Forest Fire Management, 7-9 September 1995, Alcala, Spain, 27-29

Stuttard, M., Boardman, S., Ceccato, P., Downey, I.D., Flasse, S.P., Gooding, R., and Muirhead, K. (1995). The Development of Automatic Techniques to Generate Global Vegetation Fire Products from NOAA Data, Part B - Data Processing. In: EARSel Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Forest Management, 7-9 September 1995, Alcala, Spain, 30-32

Stuttard, M., Boardman, S., Ceccato, P., Downey, I., Flasse, S.P., Gooding, R., and Muirhead, K. (1995). Global Vegetation Fire Product. Final Report for JRC Contract 10444-94-09-FIEP ISP GB

Downey, I. D., Flasse, S.P., Ceccato, P. and Trigg, S.N. (1995). Real time monitoring of active forest fires for better natural resource management. Remote Sensing Society Conference, 11-14 September 1995, Southampton, GB., The Remote Sensing Society, Nottingham, GB, 275-282

Navarro, P., Alvarez, R., Flasse, S.P. and Ceccato, P. (1996). Validacion preliminar de incendios detectados por los satelites NOAA en Nicaragua. In Proceedings of a Technical Workshop on the Nicaragua Land Resources (Fire) Monitoring Project, Puerto Cabezas, RAAN, Nicaragua, 19-20 November 1996, Navarro, P. and I. Downey (Eds), Chatham, GB, Natural Resources Institute, 32-40

1994

Ceccato, P. (1994) Utilisation des donnees du satellite NOAA-AVHRR et d un Systeme d Information Geographique pour la surveillance et la gestion des feux a Madagascar. Institute for Remote Sensing Applications, Joint Research Centre, Italy - European postgraduate programme 1993/1994 in environmental management, 75 pp

Ceccato, P. (1994). Support a la campagne experimentale du Projet FIRE a Madagascar. Contrat n 10460-94-09 F1E1 ISP B CCR - Ispra, Italie, I-Mage sprl, 9 pp

1990

Ceccato, P. (1990). Diagnostic morphopedologique et evaluation des terres dans le Fouta-Djallon. (Cas de la Haute-Gambie de Koubia). Faculte des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux, Belgique. Memoire de fin d etude, 120 pp



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2013

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2012

NASA SERVIR (2012). SERVIR team members share and learn at Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

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2011

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2009

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2007

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Representing the IRI around the World

2014

Center for Urban Science+Progress (CUSP), New York University, New York, USA, April 7. Invited lecturer.

FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 1-12. Invited lecturer for one-week session on Remote Sensing & Environmental Change for workshop on the integration of environmental remote sensing products into health early warning systems.

Washington, DC, USA, January 21-23. Participated at the Applied Science Advisory Committee Meeting at NASA HQ.

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, January 15-17. Participated and presented "Climate-Environment and Health" at the NIH RAPIDD Workshop: Next Generation Modeling: Climate, Weather and Infectious Disease.

2013

San Francisco, CA, USA, December 8-13. Participated and presented "NASA SERVIR, Health Component" at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Jakarta and Palangkaraya, Indonesia, November 20-29. Co-organized workshop in collaboration with Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and provided training on Fire Early Warning Systems to stakeholders in Central Kalimantan.

College Park, MD, USA, November 12-13. Participated at the NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Mission "2013 GPM Applications Workshop" and presented IRI's use of rainfall for health applications.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 16-18. Co-organized and participated at the training workshop and stakeholder meeting on "Use of climate information in malaria stratification.early warning systems/impact assessment for malaria interventions" hosted by the Tanzania Meteorology Agency.

Johannesburg, South Africa, October 1-3. Participated at the World Health Organization (WHO) first annual meeting of Clim-Health Africa.

St. Paul, MN, USA, September 24-26. Participated at the NASA Health and Air Quality Applications Program Annual Review and presented NASA SERVIR activities.

Washington, DC, USA, August 1. Participated at the NASA DEVELOP Meeting at NASA HQ.

Nairobi, Kenya, June 24-28. Participated at meetings with the Regional Center for Mapping and Resources for Development (RCMRD) and NASA SERVIR. Provided training at the capacity strengthening workshop for the TDR/IDRC research initiative on Population Health Vulnerability to Vector-Borne Diseases: Increasing Resilience under Climate Change Conditions in Africa.

Montevideo, Uruguay, May 20-24. Participated at meetings with Ministry of Agriculture and Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria (INIA) to discuss remotely-sensed methods to map crops in Uruguay.

Trieste, Italy, April 15-18. Invited lecturer at the "Spring School on Modelling Tools and Capacity Building in Climate and Public Health" organized by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, March 26. Invited speaker at the USGS EROS Data Center: "IRI and the Data Library".

Brookings, South Dakota, USA, March 25. Invited lecturer at the Geospatial Science & Engineering Seminar Series, South Dakota State University: "Integration of Remote Sensing in IRI's Climate and Environmental Monitoring Activities for Food Security, Human Health and Disaster Management".

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 1-10. Participated at the meeting to prepare for an international consortium for early warning and early response systems: "Building African capacity for early warning and response systems through forecasting preventing and managing public health effects of climate variability and climate change".

2012

San Francisco, CA, USA, December 3-7. Convener of two sessions and presenter of "How the use of remote sensing is transferred to diverse user communities through capacity building at Columbia University" and "Improving decision-making activities for Meningitis and Malaria" at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Accra, Ghana, November 3-9. Facilitated a proposal development workshop organized by UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) in collaboration with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada; Research Initiative: Population Health Vulnerabilities to Vector-Borne Diseases: Increasing Resilience under Climate Change Conditions in Africa.

Copenhagen, Denmark, October 22-26. Invited lecturer at the International PhD course in Remote Sensing and Environmental Change, Department of Geography & Geology, University of Copenhagen.

Huntsville, Alabama, USA, October 15-18. Participated at the NASA SERVIR Summit 2012.

Washington, DC, USA, October 9-10. Participated at the Applied Science Advisory Group Meeting at NASA HQ.

Newport, USA, September 18-20. Participated at the "2012 NASA Health and Air Quality Program Review Meeting" organized by NASA.

Atlanta, USA, September 12-13. Participated at the "CDC & NOAA Joint Symposium on Climate and Health" organized by CDC and NOAA.

Bellagio, Italy, August 21-25. Participated at meeting "Early Actions to Mitigate Climate Sensitive Disease Risks" organized by World Bank.

Washington, DC, USA, July 9-11. Participated at panel review organized by NASA.

New York, USA, May 18. Participated at the ICARUS III and presented "A Vectorial Capacity Product to Monitor Changing Malaria Transmission Potential in Epidemic Regions of Africa".

Washington, DC, USA, May 7-9. Participated at the NASA Earth Science Division's Applied Sciences Program's Capacity Building Program Assessment.

Jakarta, Indonesia, April 14-22. Participated at meetings with USAID, LAPAN Remote Sensing Center, National Meteorology Agency (BKMG) to discuss USAID project on fire in Kapuas district, Central Kalimantan. Visited and conducted field survey in Kapuas district, Central Kalimantan for understanding the relationship between fire, land use and climate.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 26 - March 2. Participated at the WHO TDR informal expert consultation for assessing research and capacity needs "Adaptation to Social, Environmental and Climate Change Impacts on Vector-Borne Diseases in Africa".

New York, USA, February 26. Invited speaker at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting and presented: "Integration of Remote Sensing in IRI's Climate and Environmental Monitoring Activities for Food Security, Human Health and Disaster Management"

Washington, DC, February 13. Participated at the Workshop on EO products for vector control and public health policies and presented: "Improving Decision-Making Activities for Malaria Risk Mapping in Africa".

Washington, DC, January 19. Invited speaker at the 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment organized by the National Council for Science and the Environment.

Paris, France, January 6. Invited speaker at the Seminaires du M2 Teledetection et geomatique appliquees a l'environnement. Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.

2011

Washington, DC, USA, November 15. Participated and presented "Environmental Information Use and Tools for Health Information Systems: Infectious, Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases" at the PECORA 18th William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium Forty Years of Earth Observations... Understanding a Changing World.

Washington, DC, USA, October 11-12. Participated at the Global Emerging Infectious Surveillance (GEIS) VectorMap workshop.

Nairobi, Kenya, September 26-30. Participated at the 3rd Crop and RAngeland Monitoring (CRAM) Workshop.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, September 14-16. Participated at the 2011 NASA Public Health Applications Program Review.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, September 11-13. Participated at the Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health (organizer of Session 6: Emerging & Re-emerging Diseases).

Pasadena, California, USA, September 1. Invited speaker at the Science Visitor and Colloquium Program: Astrophysics, Planetary Science and Earth Science, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Presented and discussed: Integration of Remote Sensing in IRI's Climate and Environmental Monitoring Activities for Food Security, Human Health and Disaster Management.

Copenhagen, Denmark, March 14-18. Invited lecturer at the International PhD course in Remote Sensing and Environmental Change, Department of Geography & Geology, University of Copenhagen.

2010

Washington, DC, USA, October 8. Participated at the GEO User Requirement Registry Meeting, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Ispra, Italy, September 16-17. Participated at the Workshop on Food Security Monitoring organized by the E.C. Joint Research Center, UN World Food Program, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and IRI.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31. Invited speaker for the EMBC 2010 Workshop on Global Health Information organized by EMBS in association with IEEE FTD and ICEO.

Washington, DC, USA, May 27. Participated at the GEO User Requirement Registry Meeting, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Arlington, VA, USA, February 23. Participated at the GEO Task US-09-01a: Analysts Meeting "Critical Earth Observation Priorities for GEO Societal Benefit Areas".

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 1-5. IRI-NMA training on Land Surface Temperature retrieval from satellite and interpolation of station temperature observations.

2009

Washington D.C., USA, November 12-13. Co-organized and participate at the "GEOSS Workshop XXXI - Health and the Environment".

Nairobi, Kenya, September 5. Visited the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD).

Mombasa, Kenya, September 1-4. Participated at the 5th TEPHINET and 3rd AFENET Regional Scientific Conference: "One Health".

Geneva, Switzerland, July 10. Organized workshop on: "Priority Earth Observation Needs for Environmental Change and Human Health".

Geneva, Switzerland, July 7-9. Co-organized and participated at the "GEOSS Workshop XXVIII - Health and the Environment".

Washington, DC, USA, June 22-24. Participated at the symposium "NASA Earth System Science at 20: Accomplishments, Plans, and Challenges".

2008

Antananarivo, Madagascar, October 14-16. Participated at the workshop "Learning Through Doing Project: Public Weather Services and Health Sector" organized by UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Rome, Italy, September 29 October 2. Participated at the Workshop on Rift Valley Fever outbreaks forecasting models organized by UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Edmonton, Canada, July 14-16. Presented "Climate Forecast, Early Warning and Response to Peatland Fires in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia" at the International Workshop on Advances in Operational Weather Systems for Fire Danger Rating.

Boston, MA, USA, July 6-7. Presented "Studying the Relationship between Environmental Factors Retrieved from Remotely-Sensed Images and Rift Valley Fever in Senegal" at the IGARSS 2008 conference and Co-Chaired sessions on "Coastal, Wetland and Health Applications".

Bogor and Jakarta, Indonesia, May 18-24. Presented at meetings with CARE Indonesia, Lembaga Penerbangan Antariksa Nasional (LAPAN) and Badan Meteorologi Dan Geofisika (BMG): Fire Early Warning and Response.

New York, USA, May 15. Visited City University of New York, NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center, (NOAA-CREST) and presented "Integration of Remote Sensing in IRI's Climate and Environmental Monitoring Activities for Food Security, Human Health and Disaster Management".

Geneva, Switzerland, April 16-17. Presented at UN World Health Organization and Group on Earth Observation (GEO): IRI activities in terms of Remote Sensing, Early Warning Systems and Applications for Human Health, Food Security and Fire Management.

Vienna, Austria, April 14-16. Participated at the European Geosciences Union Assembly and presented paper "Climate forecast, early warning and response to peatland fires in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia".

Boston, MA, USA, January 30-31. Presented IRI Early Warning System activities to OXFAM America.

2007

Palangkaraya, Kalimantan, Indonesia, November 26-30. Participated at the Fire Early Warning System meeting and discussed with CARE and stakeholders fire and climate forecasting methods.

Geneva, Switzerland, September 24-27. Participated at the GEO Meningitis Environmental Risk Consultative Meeting.

Wengen, Switzerland, September 10-13. Participated at the Wengen-2007 Workshop "Climate change and desertification: Monitoring, modeling and forecasting".

San Jose, Costa Rica, June 25-29. Participated at the 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment "Sustainable Development Through Global Earth Observations".

Dakar, Senegal, May 1-9. Participated at an evaluation mission on Rift Valley Fever with Direction de l'Elevage, Laboratoire National de l'Elevage et des Recherches Veterinaires and UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Waikoloa, Hawaii, April 26-28. Invited speaker at the CRCES Workshop on Societal Impacts of Decadal Climate Variability in the United States.

2006

Greenbelt, Maryland, September 21st. Invited speaker at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to present IRI activities on the use of remote sensing for climate, human health, pest management and fire.

Jakarta and Palangkaraya, Indonesia, August 18th to 27th. Initiated project activities with CARE International Indonesia on fire early warning system in Kalimantan.

Denver, Colorado, July 30th to August 4th, IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium & 27th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (IGARSS 2006). Participated and presented a paper on "Use of remote sensing for monitoring climate variability for integrated early warning systems: applications for human diseases and desert locust management".

Boulder, Colorado, July 16th to 22nd, Invited speaker to present the use of remote sensing in climate and health at the NCAR's Summer Colloquium on Climate and Health hosted by the NCAR Institute for the Study of Society and Environment.

Washington, DC, July 13th, Invited speaker to present the use of NASA products in relation to climate and early warning systems for human health and pest management at the National Research Council and Committee on Extending Observations and Research Results to Practical Applications: A Review of NASA s Approach.

Frascati, Italy, Mars 7th to 11th, Participated and present IRI work on Climate and Health at the EPIDEMIO workshop organized by the European Space Agency (ESA/ESRIN).

Rome, Italy, Mars 11th to 12th, Discussed collaboration with UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

2005

Niamey, Niger, November 17th to 26th, Participated at the Climate and Health Workshop: Climate and Environment Information for Public Health services in West Africa: Malaria and Meningitis Epidemics (workshop organized by ACMAD), and visit AGRHYMET for discussing collaborations on Early Warning Systems.

Rome, Italy, November 9th to 13th, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Invited speaker to participate as an expert at a multilateral evaluation of the 2003-2005 Desert Locust Campaign organized by the main donors, affected countries and FAO to improve the response to Desert Locusts and their impacts on food insecurity, livelihoods and poverty.

Asmara, Eritrea, July 24th to August 2nd, Eritrea Technical Workshop to Support Development of Malaria Early Warning System (MEWS). Organized the workshop and trained National Malaria Control Program on the use of MEWS, climate forecast and satellite products.

Ispra, Italy, April 29th, European Commission (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC). Presented IRI activities and discuss collaborations.

Vienna, Austria, April 23rd to 27th, European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly. Presented: Monitoring climate and its variability for integrated infectious disease surveillance and early warning: achievements and new challenges in the application of remotely-sensed data.

Rome, Italy, April 22nd, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Presented IRI activities and discuss collaborations.

Baltimore, Maryland, March 21st to 24th, Participated at the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Science Team Meeting organized by NASA.

Asmara, Eritrea, January 25th to February 4th, Eritrea Technical Workshop to Support Preparation of the NMCP s Five-Year Plan. Participated at the workshop and prepared a report to support the NMCP s next Five-Year Plan.

2004

Niamey, Niger, December 12th to 21st, Consultation Meeting on Climate and Health. Presented and discussed: Climate and Environmental Monitoring: Applications in Malaria Early Warning.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 8th, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) FEWSNet Science Workshop. Presented and discussed the use of remotely-sensed images within Malaria Early Warning Systems in Africa.