Maurice Borgeaud is Head of Department at the European Space Agency (ESA), responsible for science, applications, and climate activities in the Earth Observation (EO) Directorate. His main tasks are to interact with both the scientific community and industry in order to propose new and innovative EO satellite missions. He also participates in the definition of the long-term EO exploitation strategy to be realized via a coherent programmatic framework that addresses the full spectrum of EO user communities. He is managing the ESA effort on climate change including the development of essential climate variables, promotes the use of EO data to monitor the UN SDG’s, and represents ESA in the Board of the International the International Charter Space and Major Disaster.
M. Borgeaud earned an Engineer Degree from EPFL, Lausanne and a Ph.D. Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and associate Editor for the “IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing”.