Fernando Manuel Ramos
National Institute for Space Research - BRAZIL
Fernando M. Ramos received a degree of Mechanical-Aeronautical Engineer from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from the National School of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE-SUPAERO), France. He is a Senior Researcher with the Earth System Science Center (CCST) at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), São José dos Campos, Brazil. He authored more than 100 research papers in areas such as scientific computing, time-series analysis, inverse problems, complex systems modeling and simulation, in applications that range from Meteorology and Land Use Change to Remote Sensing and Geophysics. During the past decade, he has been the principal investigator at INPE of several national and international research projects and represented Brazil, as seconded expert, at Group on Earth observations (GEO), Geneva. Since 2012, he coordinates the development of GLOBIOM-Brazil, a partial economic equilibrium model that simulates the competition for land between the agriculture, the forestry, and the bioenergy sectors in Brazil.