Roel Van Hoolst graduated as a bio-engineer specialized in the study and management of natural ecosystems and agriculture. He works on the exploitation of satellite information for monitoring spatio-temporal dynamics of vegetation. His R&D includes vegetation primary production and phenology estimates.

We depend on our ecosystems to clean our water, purify our air, regulate the climate and provide us with food. When their health is threatened, we need to track it closely

Through various projects for FAO, IFAD, ESA, EC, … Roel has experience in the development of earth observation driven agricultural applications, including crop monitoring from global to parcel level scale.