Giriraj Amarnath

Principal Researcher – Disaster Risk Management and Climate Resilience

Colombo - Sri Lanka
Giriraj Amarnath


Disaster risk management, floods and drought, satellite-based monitoring and early warning, emergency response, climate risk insurance, Big Data, climate and food security

Before IWMI

Giriraj previously worked at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) to understand disaster risks for mountain ecosystems (2008-2011), and was a Research Associate at the University of Bayreuth, Germany (2006-2008). In 2003, he received a PhD in applied remote sensing and landscape ecology from the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). In 2005, he worked as a postdoc at the French Institute of Pondicherry, India, on fire ecology and species niche modeling, and was a faculty member at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, teaching remote sensing for global change ecology.


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