Dmitry Aksenov, Ph.D
Dr. Dmitry Aksenov is an expert in remote sensing and natural resource management. He is a Director General of “Transparent World”, a non-profit branch of the SCANEX corporation, which is engaged in various conservation, environmental monitoring and education projects utilizing GIS, satellite images and internet technologies. Under his leadership “Transparent World” has become a valuable knowledge resource for environmental NGOs, national parks staff and state environmental organizations, internationally and in Russia. “Transparent World” partners with NGO’s and governmental organizations in a number of international projects including the Global Forest Watch (GFW), which was launched earlier this year. GFW, a multi-agency project led by the World Resources Institute (WRI), is an online mapping application that provides near-real time, reliable, and actionable data about what is happening in forests worldwide.
On May 10, 2016, the US students participated in a live video conference with Dmitry Aksenov, who provided deeper insights into the topic of deforestation. D. Aksenov is a Director General of “Transparent World”, a Russian NGO that is engaged in various conservation, environmental monitoring and education projects utilizing GIS, satellite images, and internet technologies.