Dr. Gangalakunta P. Obi Reddy
FELLOW, ELECTED 2023
Born in Ramane palli, Anantapur district (A.P.), India on 1 March 1966. Educated at Zilla Parishad High School, Hampapuram, 1979-82; Government Junior College, Anantapur, 1982-84; Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 1985-88; Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, 1990-96; B.Sc. 1988; M.Sc. 1992; Ph.D. 1996; PG Dip. Computer Science, University of Hyderabad, 1999.
Principal Scientist, Division of Remote Sensing Application, ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur, 2012 to date.
Scientist 1997-2001, Scientist (Senior Scale) 2001-2006; Senior Scientist 2006-2012; Principal Scientist 2012-to date, Division of Remote Sensing Application, ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur.
Awards/Honours: Consultant at International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2006; Indian National Geospatial Award, 2007; Visiting Researcher/Scientist, International Institute of Geoinformation and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands, 2010; Member, Sectional Committee on Geospatial Information (LITD 22), Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India-2011 to date; National Geospatial Award for Excellence, 2013; Member, Institute Management Council, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 2011-2014; Honorary Secretary, Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (ISSLUP), Nagpur, 2014-2016; Invitee as expert by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal, 2015; Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 2015 to date; Outstanding Scientist Award from ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, 2016-17; Member, Editorial Board, Agropedology 2017-18; Remote Sensing, 2018 to date; Outstanding Scientist award in Remote Sensing and GIS, 2018; Secretary, Indian Society of Agricultural Information Technology (INSAIT), Dharwad, 2018 to date; Member, Board of Studies (BoS), Dept. of Geography, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, 2018-2022; Invitee of State Information Technology Agency (SITA), Govt. of South Africa, Durban, 2019; Vice-President, Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (ISSLUP), Nagpur, 2019-2020; Member, ISO/TC 211/Working Group 4 on Geospatial Services, 2021 to date; Editor, International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences-2021 to date; Prof. Bandaru Hema Malini Eminent Geographer Award-2021; Editor, Frontiers in Remote Sensing, 2022 to date.
Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur, 2020
Research Areas: Geoinformatics, Remote sensing and GIS applications in natural resource management, Applied geomorphology, Digital terrain analysis, Land resource inventory, Soil-landscape modelling, agro-ecological studies, Irrigated areas mapping, land degradation studies, Watershed characterization, Design and development of soil information systems and Geoportals
Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Remote Sensing Applications, ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Pla, Amravati Road, Nagpur 440033, Maharashtra; Quarter No.9, Type-IV, Krishi Kunj, Bajaj Nagar, Nagpur 440010, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off: (0712) 2500386; Cell: 9423685210; 7620342979; Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org]