Our Chief Anticipatory Design Scientist.
Dr. Tim Foresman is a decorated senior Science, Engineering, and Education leader.
He served as the United Nations’ chief environmental scientist with the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. He served at NASA Headquarters as the national manager for the Digital Earth Initiative under Vice President Al Gore, which led to many developments, including Google Earth, and the establishment of the International Society for Digital Earth with a Beijing, China secretariat.
He has been a technology leader in the use of scientific visualization and spatial information systems for community decision support with notable highlights, such as the Smart Growth program under former Maryland Governor Glendening. He has testified before the US Congress on satellite technology for Earth observation and monitoring regarding sustainable development and protecting biodiversity.
He has continued his post-UN activities teaching and conducting workshops world around on sustainability and community based decision support to promote healthy and environmentally sound development.