Keiko Nomura, PhD


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Media coverage and engagement

Space and Satellites Artist Residency – Work in Progress: Cécile Simonis,” Space Technology Thursday Talk, 11 June 2020.

Detecting palm oil plantation land use in Myanmar,” EO Data Science, May 2020.

“Myanmar risks losing forests to oil palm, but there’s time to pivot,” Mongabay Environmental News, 13 November. 2019.

“The Case for SPACE,” the Herald’s Business HQ Magazine, page 89, issue 10, summer 2019.

“Concerns raised about Redd+ scheme to conserve forests,” Geographical, 23 May. 2019.

“Earth from space: the biggest earth observation conference in the world, ESA’s Living Planet Symposium, kicks off in Milan.” Today Programme. BBC Radio 4. 13 May. 2019.

“Brazil to Receive First-Ever Results-Based REDD+ Payment, but Concerns Remain.” Mongabay Environmental News, 1 March. 2019.


Nomura, K., Mitchard, E. T., Patenaude, G., Bastide, J., Oswald, P., & Nwe, T. (2019). Oil palm concessions in southern Myanmar consist mostly of unconverted forest. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-9.

Nomura, K., Mitchard, E. T., Bowers, S. J., & Patenaude, G. (2019). Missed carbon emissions from forests: comparing countries’ estimates submitted to UNFCCC to biophysical estimates. Environmental Research Letters.

Nomura, K., & Mitchard, E. (2018). More Than Meets the Eye: Using Sentinel-2 to Map Small Plantations in Complex Forest Landscapes. Remote Sensing, 10(11), 1693.