Professor Joseph Awange

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Professor Joseph Awange

Name: Professor Joseph Awange
Position: Professor
Organisation: Curtin University
Department/Division: School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)
Organisation type: Academic
Website: www.curtin.edu.au
Primary Areas: Environment (Earth Resourses)
Mathematics & Statistics (Mathematics)
Expertise: Satellite Environmental Sensing (e,g., changes in global and regional stored water using GRACE and TRMM satellites; Climate Change using GNSS and altimetry satellites) is employed to face the emerging challenges of the 21st century posed by increased extreme hydroclimatic conditions, e.g., severity and frequency of droughts in Australia and Greater Horn of Africa, and the changing monsoon characteristics in Asia and Africa leading to floods. Indeed, these continents are experiencing impacts of climate change that is affecting their water potential, thus worsening the situation for their inhabitants who rely heavily on rain-fed agriculture. Environmental Geoinformatics enables a wide understanding of natural and human systems through the use of spatio-temporal “big data.
Notes: Joseph is a Professor of Environmental Geoinformatics at the Spatial Sciences Discipline, School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS, Curtin University). He has attracted more than $2.5M worth of research grants. In 2015, he won all the three major Fellowship Awards: Alexander von Humboldt (Germany), Japan Society of Promotion of Science (Japan) and Brazil Frontier of Science (Brazil).