CHG - People - Diego Pedreros
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Diego Pedreros
Research Geographer
USGS EROS Center/UCSB
Office: 4714 Ellison Hall
Phone: (805) 456-2833
pedreros@usgs.gov
Biography

Career History and Highlights: Diego Pedreros has been working in disaster preparedness and response since 1999 when he joined the EROS Center as part of the USGS's reconstruction team, in Honduras, after Hurricane Mitch. As part of the Mitch program, Diego participated in the creation of a center for geographic information management where training was conducted to personnel from more than 50 municipalities. In 2002, Diego moved to Mozambique to participate in the creation of the Atlas for Disaster Preparedness and Response in the Limpopo Basin, after the floods of 2000. Diego then joined the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) team as a member of the University of California Santa Barbara's Climate Hazard Group (CHG). As part of the FEWS team, Diego has participated in training, rainfall analysis and crop area estimation for food security analysis in Central America, Afghanistan and Africa.

Education: Diego Pedreros has a BA and a M.S in Geography from the University of California Santa Barbara.