Two Indian women researchers on the list of Green Talents this year

Due to the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Green Talents Science Forum that takes place in Germany will for the first time take place in a fully online format.

Parmita GHOSH, Remote Sensing Data Scientist, CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE, INDIA; Research focus: satellite remote sensing and data science, agriculture, and environmental & soil science

The jury was impressed by this passionate scientist working interdisciplinary connecting her knowledge in remote sensing and agricultural engineering to help the world fight food scarcity.

Nidhi SINGH, PhD Student in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, INDIA; Research focus: climate variability, human health, extreme temperature, air pollution.

The jury was convinced by Nidhi’s empirical approach that links the aspects of air pollution and health, which, taken together in this way, have not been adequately researched yet.

These two are part of 25 winners of this year’s Green Talents Competition have been selected to attend the premiere of a Virtual Science Forum for talented junior researchers in the field of sustainability science, which started on Oct 19. The winners are engaged in topics ranging from climate change to energy systems. For the first time ever, the winners include researchers from India, Benin, Japan and Malawi. The awardees’ individual research profiles can be accessed exclusively on our website At the end of the Virtual Science Forum, the 25 Green Talents will be honoured by Dr Michael Meister, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research, during a virtual award ceremony on Monday, 26 October 2020, from 10.00 to 11.30 a.m. (CET).