Remote sensing and GIS specialist, land-use change and forest resource management.PhD in Natural Resources.
Adolfo Kindgard is a lecturer, researcher and expert consultant on climate change, focused on the generation and monitoring of geospatial data at multiple scales. He is currently coordinating the FRA 2020 World Remote Sensing Survey for FAO project. He worked on projects in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Namibia, Botswana, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, India, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Adolfo was also a national consultant for the GEF-NOA Cuyo de Buena and ECONORMAS European Union-Mercosur projects, both related to good practices for the control of desertification and drought; focal point of desertification monitoring in the NOA region of the LADA-FAO project.
Since 2017, Adolfo works as consultant for the government of Jujuy for the provincial climate change strategy, Jujuy Verde, of which he is the author and continues to support its technical development. In recent years, he has had multiple international events on the subject both as a conduit and assistant. He has also published in scientific publications, technical dissemination and regularly publishes articles in Argentine NOA newspapers related to climate change. In the private sector, he is the founder of the consulting firm Ecosat S.H., which since 2008 offers S.I.G. and remote sensors to the forestry, agricultural, livestock and environmental sectors of Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia.
His main areas of research are monitoring changes in land cover and use, climate change, applied geospatial technologies, sustainable development, forest degradation, desertification and restoration of ecosystems, local capacity development, REDD and REDD+.
Adolfo has a PhD in Natural Resources, a university degree in Agricultural Engineering and has completed several courses such as “Governance and National Strategy REDD+ ʺ,” Specialization in RADAR SAR images applied to agriculture, forestry and the environment” and “Program of Government for the Development of Leaders of Local Communities”.