Celso Isidro

Online Community Manager
GoGeomatics Canada

Celso Isidro is a newcomer here in Canada. At present, he is a full stack development/ programming student at ComIT. Previously, he worked as a GIS-Remote sensing Analyst in the Minerals / Energy Industry and Environmental Management. He holds two separate Master’s Degrees in Environmental Engineering and Applied Geomatics and a Bachelor's Degree in Mining Engineering at the University of the Philippines, Diliman and the University of Queensland, Australia, respectively. Over the past 9 years, he devoted himself to the extraction of base metals and quarry materials as well as to the implementation of mine rehabilitation. Additionally, he co-led a Philippine Government Project (CLINN-GEM) that deployed a green technology as an alternative to gold amalgamation and cyanidation processes in small-scale mining regions. Simultaneously with this role, he investigated the potential applications of GIS and remote sensing technologies to these industries. He was provided the opportunity to be part of an Australian-funded Program in partnership with the International River Foundation (IRF), Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) and supported extensively with data provision by OceanaGold Corporation in applying Object-based Image Analysis (OBIA) in the detection of diffuse, dynamic and often remote activities in mining regions and modelling their corresponding contributions to inland water quality.