Dr. SOBUE Shinichi

Associate Chief Officer of Earth Observation Missions,
Space Technology Directorate I,
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Short profile

Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) project manager of directorate I of space technology in JAXA. My expert is image data analysis of earth observation data and I act as a team leader of Asia rice crop monitoring team of Group on Earth observation satellites – Global Agriculture monitoring (GEO GLAM) to provide Asian rice crop statistical and outlook information using EO satellites to FAO. Since 2000, I work for as a co-chair of APRSAF earth observation working group and space application working group for several years and SAFE initiative implementation as co-chair of executive board to promote earth observation data usage in climate change and other social beneficial area in Asia.


1. Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan; Computer Science; Bachelor in 1987
2. Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan; Computer Science; Master in 1989
3. Kennedy Western University, USA; Management information system: Doctor of Engineer in 2000


1. JAXA engineer, Japan; earth observation satellite ground system development; 1989-2017
2. JAXA ALOS-2 project management and GEOGELAM Asia rice co-lead; 2017-.


And, more than 150 research items on space science, applications of remote sensing in the field of
agriculture have been published.