Dr. Allan Falconer, is currently the executive director of the Mississippi Space Commerce Program at Stennis Space Center. He has served on numerous campuses where as full professor he directed research programmes in the application of remote sensing and GIS. He has advised on numerous graduate programmes. At Utah State University, Dr. Falconer led the development of state-wide data systems integrated with national and state land management agencies. He has also served as director of an international remote sensing and GIS center in developing, training, and implementing environmental projects for multiple African nations.