Eric Ashcroft

Program Associate

Eric Ashcroft is a Senior Program Associate of the Geospatial Technologies Project of the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program. He has worked on a number of projects using a variety of geospatial technologies. These have included monitoring the destruction of cultural heritage sites in Syria, investigating land cover change in Bahrain, developing geographic datasets from open source mapping platforms, and using high-resolution imagery to document human rights abuses around the world. He has also trained judges, lawyers, and human rights practitioners on the uses and limitations of geospatial technologies. He holds the degree Master of Arts (M.A.) in Geography from The George Washington University, where he mapped urban growth in Ghana using satellite imagery.