about me


‘Realizing great wishes requires great risks!’

Parviz Tarikhi

About me

ParvizTarikhi090811-VBorn on Sunday, 21st August 1960 in Maragheh, north-western Iran (famous for Maragheh Observatory and its founder Khajeh Nasir a-Din-e Tusi), I am a physicist and space science and technology senior expert affiliated with the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) since February 2004 in continuation of the activity in the former Iranian Remote Sensing Center (IRSC) based in Tehran, Iran from 1991 to 2004. Holding a PhD degree in physics I am also a researcher, freelance journalist and technical writer in my career.

From June 2004 to June 2006 I worked as the United Nations   Committee of Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) Bureau Member in the capacity of the Second Vice-Chairman and Rapporteur. I am the first  Iranian that has joined COPUOS Bureau since its establishment in 1958. Although this responsibility concluded in June 2006 however, my membership in Group-15, comprised of current, last and future COPUOS Bureau members of the date lasted by 11th June 2008 when the 51st COPUOS meeting opened. From 2001 to 2007 I chaired the Action Team number 1 of the Recommendations of UNISPACE-III (United Nations Third International Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space) with the mission ‘to develop a comprehensive worldwide environmental monitoring strategy’. In addition to the international activities related to COPUOS in the global level, I have been also involved with the activities of UN-ESCAP Regional Space Applications Program (RESAP) and AP-MCSTA Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) initiatives in the regional level. From 2002 to 2007 I led the Office for Specialized International Cooperation of the former IRSC and then ISA. In spite of the fact that I worked actively for years in the international and official capacities and positions, since 2007 I have been keenly restrained to work in key positions in the space agency; I have been mainly involved with the research and development work on microwave remote sensing and studying the developments and status of space science and technology with a particular focus on Iran at the remote site of Mahdasht Receiving Station which name has changed to Alborz Space Center since May 2011.

Well experienced in the analysis of satellite data collected from earth resources I am specializing in radar remote sensing since 1994. The noteworthy in this connection is my expertise to work with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. In 1999, in care of the European Space Research Institute (ESRIN) I implemented an international study project on SAR Interferometry the report of which was submitted to ESRIN and a relevant paper was presented by me in the 29th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE-29) that was held in March 2002 at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Due to feature work on promoting remote sensing technology applications in Iran I was awarded the ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing)International Eduard Dolezal Prize for the year 2000 in the 19th ISPRS Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. [click for more detail on honors and awards…] 

In May 2010 I worked as the lecturer of the international training course on the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery; processing, interpretation and applications. The course was held from 3rd to 14th May in Tunis, Tunisia. I imparted training on SAR Interferometry, DInSAR and PSInSAR in the course. The program was organized and conducted jointly by the Centre Regional de Télédétection des Etats d’Adrique du Nord- CRTEAN (Regional Center for Remote Sensing of North African Countries) and ISNET (Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology). 

Active in journalism and scientific writing since 1990, primarily in my native language Persian (Parsi) I worked with the local base-science magazine Ganjineh, Fatemi Publishers, Tehran and then organized and headed the Bulletin of the IRSC. I later developed and extended this activity to English language at the international level. As the member of the International Science Writers Association (ISWA) I have worked as the freelance journalist and technical writer for

It is notable that my article entitled “Destruction in the Delta” published in the February/March 2008 issue (No. 33) of the Australian Position Magazine was recognized as the five top articles in the 2008 Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award in the category of ITT Best Space Submission organized by World Leadership Forum.Since July 2014 of course, my book “The Iranian Space Endeavor- Ambitions and Reality“, which I believe is  insightful in relation to the Iranian space endeavor is publicly and globally available to the interested readers. [click for more detail on the feature published works…]

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Parviz Tarikhi, PhD

E-mail: parviz_tarikhi@hotmail.com 

(click on each word to read about the relevance.)
Physics, Space, COPUOS, UN-OOSA, UNISPACE-III, WSW, Remote Sensing, SAR Interferometry, Eduard Dolezal Prize, ISWA,Freelance Journalism, ISA, National Distiguished Researcher, National Distinguished Employee, Scientific and Technical Publishing, Web Publishing, Esperanto, Painting, Travel and Tourism, eBusiness, eLearning ,The old man and the sea.


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Parviz Tarikhi


11 Responses to “about me”

  1. Sina Says:

    Dear Dr. Tarikh
    It is kind of pathetic that a book written by an Iranian scientist about Iranian space program CAN NOT be bought in Iran due to payment issues etc.Please take this into consideration.I am personally very interested in your new book.
    Also do you mind checking the comments on this page? So many Spams!

    • Parviz Tarikhi Says:

      Dear Sir,
      Thanks for your interest and attention.
      For me also it is a pity that such a problem persists for long. It is mainly related to the policies set by the authorities in this connection. I hope that the obstacles will be removed in the future.
      P. T.

  2. Claris Kinkelaar Says:

    I wonder why other writers don’t write this kind of article in easier to understand language like you. Thank you for writing this great article.

  3. Renaldo Pevsner Says:

    I am continuously looking online for tips that can assist me. Thanks!

  4. Susanna Says:

    great site, I’ve been reading it since last month.

  5. Angie Says:

    i’ve been reading this log since you started it. just thought I’d tell ya

  6. Sina Says:

    Hello Sir,
    I have a complain!
    Your website is quite unorganized. It is really difficult and time consuming to find new things. I also find other blogs which contains your articles but they are not published here!
    May I request a better and more efficient blog structure? For example a first page which contains latest articles and supporting pages which contain static and archived data?
    I hope you see this as a constructive critic.
    Thank you

    • Parviz Tarikhi Says:

      Dear visitor,
      Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment which I welcome it. However, I have to say that if you click on ‘publications’ at the top of the page you will find the list of my publications with a link to the published material itself. Clicking on ‘features’ you will find the list of feature and selected material. The quick access is also possible to the feature publications by clicking on the relevant icon in the sidebars. I wonder which item or article you mean that I missed to publish in my blog while it is accessible in other address. If you let me know that I will be too much grateful. You suggest a rough blog structure, well it is OK but don’t you believe that in setting up my blog I have done the same thing that you suggest. If you wish to give more explanation or detail on your suggestion please feel free to communicate with me through my e-mail which address you will find above.
      Best regards and thanks again,

    • Parviz Tarikhi Says:

      Dear visitor,
      I sent you the message that appears above to your designated e-mail address ‘sadin_…at-yahoo.com’ but it does not work and my e-mail bounced back.

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