Dr. Rob Waterworth
— Chief Executive Officer
Rob has extensive expertise in research, designing and implementing technical systems to achieve sustainable land management. He has played a leadership role in policy development , program management and international climate negotiations. He has a deep understanding of the requirements of and relationships between policy, technical systems and the role of research and programs to deliver systems that meet policy needs, including REDD+.
Rob is currently interim Director for moja.global, an international foundation established to lead the development of new open source, globally adaptable MRV tools for forestry and agriculture. These tools bring the latest science and computer software development together in a next generation tool that uses remote sensing data to improve the accessible and quality of carbon accounting.
In 2008 was part of the team awarded the Eureka Prize, Australia’s premier science prize, for work in developing integrated remote sensing and ground data systems. He is an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a lead reviewer for the IPCC Guidelines, an author of the Global Forest Observations Initiative Methods and Guidance and holds a Ph.D. from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Forest Science / Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne.