Leveraging smart mapping technology to ensure global food security

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

CIO Asia

It was reported that Mr Yan Yingwei, a final year PhD student from the Department of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has bagged the 2016 Esri Young Scholar Award for his innovative use of Geographic Information System or smart mapping technology to study the impact of climate change on invasive crops pests. His project aims to mitigate the negative impact of pests on agriculture and to develop solutions to ensure global food security. Mr Yan will be presenting his project to more than 15,000 spatial professionals from over 140 countries, at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, which will take place from 26 June to 1 July 2016.

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