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James (Jim) Watson

James received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Queensland, and worked at the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (University of Leeds, United Kingdom) before joining the Centre.

He is a contributing author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR5), and is currently investigating optimal data pipeline designs for remote and proximal sensing of crop traits.

James is experienced in data analysis, high performance computing, dynamic visualizations, and the calibration and programming of hyperspectral, LIDAR, GPS and thermal sensors.