This block type should be used in "unccd one column" section with "Full width" option enabled

Independent experts nominated by country party

Apisit Eiumnoh

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Agricultural sciences
Information technologies (including remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS))
Soil science
Other Disciplines
Application of Remote Sensing for Land Resources Management
Thematic Areas
Sustainable agriculture
Remote sensing
Land degradation
Land cover change
Sustainable land management
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
National Science and Technology Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology
Telephone number
+66 2564 7000 ext 5513
Work experience
Dr. Apisit Eiumnoh was an Associate Professor at the Department of Soil Science, Kasetsart University in Bangkok, During 1967-1983 before he joined the Asian Institute of Technology. His responsible at Kasetsart University was teaching at undergraduate and post graduate levels and conducted research, mainly in agronomy, soil science and remote sensing
His first assignment at AIT was an Associate Professor in the Regional Remote Sensing Training Center (ARRSTC). Since then, Dr. Apisit was heavily involved in teaching and supervising both master and doctoral students, outreach activities (training) and conducting research and sponsored projects. Dr. Apisit has long experiences in agricultural crops, agronomy, urban, land degradation and peri-urban agriculture. Dr. Apisit has conducted many projects on Integrated Watershed Development and Management, agriculture crops, urban vegetable gardening and environment, slope-land and soil erosion, soil and land information, land use mapping and planning and the applications of satellite remote sensing (SRS) and geographic information system (GIS). He has good experiences in integration of land resources using participatory approach and technology.
Dr. Apisit had trained more than 200 participants/trainees from the Asia and Pacific region, including the Mekong River Basin in the application of SRS and GIS for agriculture, forestry, biodiversity and land use planning. Similarly, there were more than 200 of students who completed their master or doctoral degrees. Many of these participants or students have been promoted to senior officials in their countries.
After his retirement from AIT at the end of 2002, Dr. Apisit is currently a specialist in the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Biotec), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand, Faculty/Expert in NRM in AIT Chulalongkorn University.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
PhD in Soil Science, North Carolina State University, USA, 1972
MSC in Applied Geomorphology, University of Sheffield, UK, 1969
BSC in Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Thailand, 1967
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Gautam, Ambika, Edward Webb, & Apisit Eiumnoh. 2002. “GIS Assessment of Land Use/Land Cover Changes Associated with Community Forestry Implementation in the Middle Hills of Nepal.” Mountain Research and Development 22(1):63 9.
2. Koonsanit, Kitti; Jaruskulchai, Chuleerat; Eiumnoh, Apisit Parameter-Free Estimation of the Number of Texture Segmentations for Application of Satellite Imagery in Agriculture. Advanced Science Letters, Volume 19, Number 11, November 2013, pp.3227-3230(4)
3. Walaiporn Phonphanl, Nitin k. Tripathil, Taravudh Tipdechol, Roberto S. Clemental and Apisit Eiumnoh2 2014 Modeling Electrical Conductivity of Soil Salinity from Backscattering Coefficient of Microwave Remotely Sensed Data using Artificial Neural Network, Geocarto International Volume 29, Issue 8, 2014 (download at
4. S. Pongsai, D. Schmidt Vogt, R.P. Shrestha, R.S. Clemente, A. Eiumnoh 2010 Calibration and validation of the Modufied Universal Soil Loss Equation for estimating sediment yield on sloping plots: A case study in Khun Satan catchment of Northern Thailand. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 2010, 90(4): 585-596, 10.4141/cjss09076
5. Teerasit Kasetkasem, Preesan Rakwatin, Ratchawit Sirisommai, Apisit Eiumnoh and Tsuyoshi Isshiki. 2013 A Joint Land Cover Mapping and Image Registration Algorithm Based on a Markov Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing,
Other activities
1. Life membership of the Science and Technology Career, Regular member, membership No. 59-3-003454-1-4
2. Life membership of Thai Soil Conservation Society, Thailand
3. Life membership of Thai Agricultural Science
4. Life membership of Thai Society of Soil Fertility
5. Dr. Apisit was a faculty member in AIT, who taught H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in remote sensing, soils and agriculture in 1984, Since then, Dr. Apisit actively involved in H.R.H. Princess’s Project in the South, Narathiwat province. The project employed remote sensing data to detect land use types. The project had impact to cultivation practices on paddy rice in acid sulphate and coastal soils. A project in Lopburi province, Thailand included application of remote sensing and GIS for land use planning. An evaluation of paddy rice and upland crops were conducted. In addition, Dr. Apisit was responded to prepare many documents and information for the Princess. Dr. Apisit accompanied H.R.H. Princess in many occasions in the country and abroad including P.R. China, Mongolia, England, Canada-Northwest Territory. Dr. Apisit also involved in the King’s initiative projects like Pru to Daeng in Narathiwat province, Nong Song Hong in Khon Kaen province and Prom Piram in Phitsanulok province and more. Dr. Apisit was a member in several Committees to prepare and edit many books to celebrate the Royal Family.
1. Best Speaker awarded from the Asian Conference on Remote Sensing Organizer in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1987.
2. Best Project awarded in 1989 by the Prime Minister of Thailand
3. In May 1991. Dr. Apisit Eiumnoh was selected as a representative from Asia to present a keynote on Agronomic Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific and to attend the meeting on Soil, Crop and Agriculture organized by ASA-SSSA-CSSA (American Society of Agronomy-Soil Science Society of America-Crop Science Society of America), Denver, Colorado, USA
Organisation street address
113 Thailand Science Park, Phahol Yothin Road, klong Luang
Organisation city
Pathum Thani
Organisation post code
Organisation country