Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
Africa I. Flores-Anderson is a research scientist at the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a National Geographic Explorer, with broad experience in the applied use of satellite remote sensing for environmental monitoring. She is passionate about developing technical capacities in geospatial technologies for societal benefit. As a National Geographic Explorer, she is working to forecast harmful algae blooms in Lake Atitlán using artificial intelligence. She also works with SERVIR, a joint NASA and U.S. Agency for International Development initiative, that creates capacity in the use of Earth observations to address critical challenges in food security, water resources and related disasters, weather and climate, land use, land cover and ecosystems in Eastern and Southern Africa, West Africa, Hindu Kush Himalaya, the Lower Mekong and the Amazonia region. She works at the SERVIR Science Coordination Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center as the Land Cover Land Use Chance thematic lead and SERVIR Amazonia Regional Science coordination lead. Flores’s research focuses on forest monitoring, water quality, and ecological forecasting.