Gowhar Meraj is currently working Young Scientist Fellow, under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India’s Scheme for Young Scientist and Technologists (SYST) at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote sensing, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. Previously he has worked as Programme Officer on the ENVIS scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for five years. He has also worked as a consultant with the World Bank Group, New Delhi for its South Asia Water Initiative Program.
He has done his M Phil., M Sc. in Environmental Sciences, and Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS from the University of Kashmir, India. He has more than nine years of experience in research and teaching in various themes related to satellite remote sensing and geographic information science (GIS) such as hazard vulnerability assessments, hydrological modeling, flood assessment, watershed management, natural resource management, ecosystem services, and modeling. He has more than 40 publications in various international and national journals. Besides, He serves as a reviewer to various journals such as Natural Hazards, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Geocarto International, Information Fusion, and various others.