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Mark G. Becker

Faculty, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Associate Director for Geospatial Applications, CEISIN, Earth Institute Columbia University

Becker, Mark G.
B.A., William Paterson University; M.A., Hunter College. Mr. Becker is the Associate Director of the Geospatial Applications Division for the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) of Columbia University's Earth Institute. In this role he is responsible for the development of geographic information systems (GIS) applications for education, disaster mitigation, and public health research and overseeing project budgets and managing CIESIN's staff of GIS and remote-sensing specialists. Past projects include an online education course in environmental sustainability, development of an online mapping application for monitoring and evaluating AIDS clinics in Africa, GIS assistance to Bogazici University in Turkey for earthquake mitigation, and GIS activities for Metropolitan East Coast Climate Assessment. Mr. Becker also holds an appointment as adjunct professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and is an authorized ESRI instructor conducting GIS training seminars for students and professors throughout the New York metropolitan area. Since 2000, Mr. Becker has served as a Trustee on the Meadowlands Conservation Trust. He is the founder of NorthStar Mapping, a GIS and global positioning systems consulting group assisting local government and educators and Co-Director since 1988 of Bergen SWAN, a community-based watershed association.

E-mail: mbecker@bard.edu
Office: Off Campus