| Mark Noort
Editor – Agriculture
Mark Noort is the director/owner of HCP international, specialising in marketing of earth observation applications for sustainable development and general project formulation, acquisition, management and evaluation. The activities of HCP international focus on marketing and business development in the areas of agriculture, risk, water and environmental management. Previously he was head of Marketing and Project Services at the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) for more than 10 years. He is also involved in several European funded projects for the worldwide promotion of earth observation applications and is co-chair of the Institutions and Development Implementation Board of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). For more than 25 years, he has managed and implemented projects in various fields, such as water management, natural resources, disaster management, agriculture, sanitation and marketing of higher education. Capacity building and fund raising are key elements in all these activities. He has vast international experience, also as an expatriate expert. He has been employed by NGO’s, companies, governments and universities. He is a graduate of Wageningen University in the Netherlands.