Dr. H.Honne Gowda
Managing Director, Karnataka Science and
Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS),
Special Director (Technical), Dept. Science &
Technology, Govt. of Karnataka and
CEO & Member Secretary, Karnataka Science and
Technology Academy (KSTA)
Dr.H.Honne Gowda graduated from the University of Agricultural Sciences with B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) in the year 1982, M.F.Sc. (Master of Fisheries Science) in 1985 and Ph.D. in Aquatic Biology in 1989. He was recipient of Indian Council for Agriculture Research Fellowship for Post-Graduation and University Gold Medal for meritorious doctoral research. He also worked as Post Doctoral Research Fellow between July 1989 and July 1991 at the Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka. Later, he obtained his Indo-British Diploma Course in "Integrated Coastal Zone Management" from the University of Newcastles & University of Bath, UK and Anna University, India in 2000. His main area of specialization is geoinformatics applications (remote sensing, GIS, GPS and other geospatial enabled technologies) for natural resources management and environment.
Dr. Gowda had an illustrious career at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Government of India for 11 years in various capacities from Scientist-SD to Scientist-SF. Thereafter, he worked as Director, Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (KSRSAC), an autonomous organization under the Dept. of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka from July 2000 to 2007. Presently, he is working as Special Director (Technical), Dept. of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka since 2007. He also works as Managing Director, Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS) as well as Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA). He has been the recipient of several awards for professional excellence in the field of geoinformatics. He has published more than 50 research papers in both national and international journals of repute as well as presented papers in national and international conferences.