Juan Marcos Olivera
Juan Olivera has worked involved in the conservation of Uruguay’s forests within the framework of the REDD+ Project, for 4 years in its Preparation stage, while performing technical support tasks for the National Forest Registry of the General Forestry Directorate. He is currently working as an expert remote sensing consultant for the Environmental Information Division of the Ministry of the Environment (Uruguay).
His main areas of work include forest management, remote sensing of the environment, biodiversity studies, mitigation and adaptation to climate change. He is currently part of the “Initiative for the Río Negro” project, with the main objective of monitoring riparian areas of watercourses buffer zones in the Río Negro basin, for the protection of water quality, using remote sensing tools. In addition to his previous work experiences in the agricultural sector, with his work in REDD+ and in the Ministry of Environment, he has contributed to the fulfillment of important achievements for the country, mainly in the publication of various cartographies of natural resources at a national level.
Juan has a university degree in agronomy engineering, specializing in forestry, and has completed several additional studies related to geographic information systems and remote sensing. He is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Sciences (UdelaR), with the thesis project entitled: “Remote detection of the invasion of Ligustrum lucidum in Uruguay´s native forests”.