Timothy W. Foresman
Timothy W. Foresman

Dr. Timothy W. Foresman has made a career leading technology advances in international environmental protection and has been a pioneer for the global expansion of the Digital Earth vision. From 2000 to 2003 he served as the director of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Division of Early Warning and Assessment from the Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and then as UNEP's executive science advisor.

Prior to his UN service, Dr. Foresman worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Washington, D.C. Headquarters, where he led the Digital Earth program as national manager. He continues to help lead this program's legacy, as a founding member of the International Society of Digital Earth, supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Currently, Dr. Foresman is working with many international institutions and agencies promoting availability of, and enhancing access to, the scientific information needed by decision makers, as well as the planet's citizens, for improved environmental management and protection, on a multi-national, global basis for sustainable development.

He has a quarter of century's experience as scientist, professor, author, entrepreneur, consultant, manager, administrator, and world traveler.

Dr. Foresman's private life includes safaris, water sports, and historic home renovations as a resident curator for the State of Maryland. Dr. Foresman lives with his wife Joyce and their menagerie of animals in the Patapsco Valley State Park deciduous forest.