Alice L. Altstatt

CARPE Project Manager


CARPE is USAID’s Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment ( which began in 1995. Alice has been involved directly with CARPE since 2004, initially assembling and processing Landsat data and now managing the University of Maryland’s CARPE funded activities. First and foremost, Alice is the primary liaison with the Observatoire Satellital des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale (, an NGO based in the Democratic Republic of Congo which seeks to build capacity in the region to use remote sensing and geospatial data to support environmental monitoring. Alice is also UMD’s primary point of contact for other CARPE partners and for the Congo Basin Forest Partnership.