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William Salas

President and Chief Scientist, Applied GeoSolutions

How I work with Harvest

Dr. Salas formed AppliedGeoSolutions in 2000, which uses cutting-edge geospatial tools and Earth system models to answer the most pressing questions of agriculture, climate change, public health, and resource management. AGS creates customized tools using biogeochemical modeling, remote sensing, and GIS mapping, collecting and synthesizing crucial information to help our clients make effective, informed decisions. Through AGS, Dr. Salas works on the following for Harvest:

  • SAR, SAR-optical fusion
  • Crop type mapping
  • Assessment of management practices
  • Rice, irrigation management, GHG 
  • Scaling Decision Support Tools and MRV platforms
Biography

Prior to forming AGS in 2000, Dr. Salas worked for 5 years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and for 10 years at Complex Systems Research Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Dr. Salas received his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics at University of Vermont and M.S. and Ph.D. in Natural Resources at UNH. Salas’ expertise and interests include the use of remote sensing tools to model land use and land cover change, soil biogeochemical modeling, and GIS tools for environmental applications. Dr. Salas is an active member of many panels, including the Scientific Advisory Panel for the ALOS Kyoto and Carbon initiative under the auspices of the Japanese Space Agency NASDA. He has also served on the Global Observation of Forest Cover (GOFC) High Resolution Design Team and co-authored the final design document on the role of high-resolution optical and radar systems for operational monitoring of global forests.

wsalas@appliedgeosolutions.com