Gerardo Lopez-Saldana


Gerardo’s work is focused on the use of Earth Observation (EO) data, geocomputing and data assimilation methods to characterise the land surface. His main research interests are fire in the Earth system and the Carbon cycle. Some of his previous work includes:

  • Developing an operational wildfire monitoring system using direct readout EO data for Mexico and Germany

  • Working at UCL as part of the ESA-GlobAlbedo team, helped to create the longest land surface Albedo data record

  • As part of the FP7 MELODIES project at the University of Reading developed a methodology to improve greenhouse gas emission inventories, through novel use of EO for assessing annual land cover and land use changes.