Selima Ben Mustapha

Head of Earth Observation Applications

Swedish National Space Agency

Selima is head of Earth Observation applications at the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA). Working with Earth Observations programmes and data exploitation at the department of Space research and development.
Her primary responsibilities are the European Copernicus programme and climate change initiatives at national and international levels. Mainly developing and managing applications using satellite data.
She is Swedish delegate to ESA-PBEO. Space for Climate Observatory Swedish national focal point. 
She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Earth Observation and spatial oceanography. Participated in extensive stakeholder outreach and interaction with government agencies. Within my previous positions, I worked as physical scientist at the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, as research engineer at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant sciences at Stockholm University in Sweden, as senior consult in remote sensing and GIS at Metria, Stockholm. 
Selima's background: Ph.D in remote sensing, bio-optics and GIS from the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada- Engineering Master degree from ENSA Rennes, France in marine sciences :physical oceanography and marine biology.
She participated to 2 Arctic expeditions in the Canadian Arctic Ocean to study climate changes in Arctic region. I am the first Arabic woman to cross the Polar circle onboard the Canadian Ice-breaker: ‘Amundsen’ in 2005 and crossed the Northwest passage in 2007.


06 December 2022 | 15:50 | COP28 AND THE SPACE INDUSTRY

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