Dr. Shimrit Maman
Dr. Maman is a research associate in the Homeland Security Institute and director of the Earth and Planetary Image Facility (EPIF), both at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her research deals with the application of satellite technologies (remote sensing and GIS) to environmental challenges and climate change. She is an integral part of the research team leading BGUSAT, Israel's first research nanosatellite.
She also serves as a UN-SPIDER expert, and heads the Israeli Regional Support Office of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response.
Previously she served as the board director of D-mars, and is a founding board member of WiSpace, a women’s association promoting gender equality among Israeli STEAM professionals and was appointed by UNOOSA as a mentor in the SPACE4WOMEN Network.
Maman leads diverse education and outreach programs promoting Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), using hands-on research activities, at both the national and international scales, including the unique, all-girl, international remote sensing science program: She Space.
Quote by Dr. Maman:
"Although it is a vast, icy void, I think space holds unique opportunities for dreamers unafraid to boldly face meaningful challenges".