Inge Jonckheere

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (Italy)

Remote sensing for forest and land monitoring: added value in environmental and policy impacts in the climate change crisis

2023–2024: Spring

Inge Jonckheere is a Belgian Environmental Engineer who obtained a PhD in Applied Bioscience Engineering in 2005 at the KULeuven (Belgium). She worked at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and was Guest Lecturer in the Geomatics Group at the KULeuven, combined with a mandate as Science Programme Manager for Environment at the European Science Foundation, Strasbourg (France). Since 2010, she has been working as Thematic Lead of Remote Sensing in the Forestry Department, supporting developing countries to set up national monitoring systems using satellite data. She is an official reviewer at the UN Framework of Climate Change and is Lead Author in the International Panel of Climate Change including the Sixth Assessment Report published in 2022. She is co-editor of scientific books and high impact journals and has (co-) authored more than one hundred scientific and mainstream articles. Her main current interest is the use of earth observation for a sustainable environment.