Remote Sensing Scientist
Atsushi Tomita is a Remote Sensing Scientist at Land IQ, LLC. Dr. Tomita has a strong background in Remote Sensing having worked as a technical officer for several research institutes under the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries beginning in 1995. In his Ph.D. dissertation, Land change history of oil palm plantations in northern Bengkulu Province, Sumatra Island, reconstructed from Landsat satellite archives, he developed a robust system for detecting land cover change which combined several remotely sensed data such as Landsat time series, multi-temporal Google Earth images, and ALOS-2/PALSAR-2. His current interests include utilizing all available remotely sensed data to establish robust land monitoring systems. Dr. Tomita holds a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from City University of New York and a M.A. in Science and Environmental Reporting from New York University.