In this sixth episode of This Planet’s on Fire, we hear from Dr. Joel Kimmelshue, Principal Scientist and co-founder of Land IQ, an organization that provides solutions to challenging agricultural and environmental problems throughout the world. Dr. Kimmelshue joins SSPI’s Lou Zacharilla to talk about the role of satellites in managing water and describes what it feels like for farmers to be working in drought conditions when their livelihoods depend on water.
Dr. Joel Kimmelshue is the Principal Scientist and co-founder of Land IQ, based in California. Land IQ provides solutions to challenging agricultural and environmental problems throughout the world. Using satellite data and expertise in soil science, water quality assessment and demand evaluation, Land IQ has been able to assure compliance of water management efforts and much, much more. Dr. Kimmelshue’s work has helped enable ecosystem restoration and land stabilization through science and remote sensing and geospatial analysis. Before co-founding Land IQ, he owned and served as Principal Agricultural Scientist for NewFields Agricultural & Environmental Resources, LLC for 6 years and served as Senior Technologist - Agricultural Services at CH2MHILL for 11 years. Dr. Kimmelshue received his Doctor of Philosophy, Soil and Water Science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh as well as his Master of Science, Soil and Water Sciences, and his Bachelor of Science, Soil and Crop Science from California Polytechnic Unviversity - San Luis Obispo.
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