India: Geospatial Media and Communications announced today the appointment of Mark Noort as Editor-Agriculture of Geospatial World, the premier geospatial industry magazine.
Mark Noort brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of agriculture, water management, disaster management and environment after serving more than 25 years with various organisations prior to his most recent role as director/owner of HCP international. His experience and expertise covers several projects for the worldwide promotion of earth observation applications. Mark Noort’s focus on capacity building and fund raising has helped him carve a niche for himself. As a co-chair of the Institutions and Development Implementation Board of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO), Mark Noort has been instrumental in promoting geospatial data sharing. Previously, Mark Noort 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 has vast international experience, also as an expatriate expert.
Sharing his thoughts on his new role at Geospatial Media, Mark Noort said, “I believe geospatial products and services have a great potential to increase crop yields across the globe. Working at Geospatial Media will provide me an opportunity to advocate and promote the importance of geospatial technology in the field of agriculture. Today, we need to deal with our Earth as a system that presents unprecedented opportunities for growth. The G-factor acts as an effective enabler for tapping these opportunities. The agriculture sector too needs to accept this fact. In my new role, I look forward to exploring and promoting this thought process.”
Commenting on the appointment, Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications said, “Mark brings a vast pool of knowledge and experience of international projects and training programmes globally. He has been very actively involved with policy advocacy and capacity development especially in the area of water, agriculture, and environment. His addition to Geospatial Media”s team shall facilitate greater linkages between geospatial industry and water and agriculture communities.”