Shin-ichi Sobue got a master degree of engineering from Toyohashi university of Technology in Japan in 1989 and got a philosophical doctor of engineering from Kennedy-Western University in USA in 2000. His major is image data analysis of earth observation data. He joined JAXA in 1989 and had been work for earth observation satellite ground system development and data research management. From January 2017, he serves Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) project manager of directorate I of space technology in JAXA. And, he also plays a role of co-lead of GEOGLAM Asia-RiCE team.