Associate Senior Engineer, Satellite Applications and Operation Center (SAOC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan. Technical Advisor, MEXT-Japan.
Mr. Ochiai has more than 25 years’ experience in developing Earth observation satellite data and information system and possesses scientific and technical expertise. He has actively advocated throughout his career the use of satellite EO data in various stakeholders in Japan and internationally. He had been seconded to GEO Secretariat totally 7years as EO Architecture and Data Expert. He served a co-chair of GEO Programme Board during 2018 and 2019. He also serves CEOS Lead role for Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI) as one of GEO Flagships.