Our mission:

To make an impact on climate change by leveraging our scientific expertise to provide accurate, trusted and consistent information for nature-based solutions and ESG reporting

Passion. Transparency. Heritage.

We are dedicated to supporting nature-based solutions projects to fight climate change. This passion ensures our commitment to our clients. We provide full transparency and truly accurate data insights for your project to guide your decision-making. Our products and services are backed by the scientific expertise of our team which empowers us to be rigorous in our approach.

Our Mapping Product Suite supports nature-based solutions projects globally from opportunity screening through to ongoing assurance. We are ranked in the top 10 most innovative Scottish tech companies in 2020 in the BusinessCloud Scotland Tech 50 aswell as one of the top 100 geospatial companies globally.

100+ peer-reviewed articles on landcover and biomass mapping; 30+ years of experience in forest assessment using satellite data; x1 the equivalent of Europe mapped globally; 15+ which have been mapped in projects across the world

Meet the team

Dr Murray Collins
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Interdisciplinary PhD from the London School of Economics and the Institute of Zoology, ZSL

Murray has published peer-reviewed papers on mapping forest biomass, deforestation and forest degradation using satellite radar data, quantifying emissions from protected forests worldwide and REDD policy. He is also an expert in climate legislation, particularly forests; co-authoring on the 3rd and 4th Global Climate Legislation Studies (GLOBE 2013/2015).
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Professor Ed Mitchard
Chief Technical Officer & Co-founder

PhD on using satellite remote sensing to quantify woody cover and biomass across Africa from the University of Edinburgh

Ed is a world expert in Satellite mapping of land cover change and forest properties. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, won over £4million in research funding and has advised governments including Gabon, Cameroon, Columbia and the UK on land use monitoring methods.
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Dr Alexis Moyer
Head of ESG & Spatial Finance

PhD in Glaciology from the University of Edinburgh

Alexis has expertise in combining remotely-sensed and field-based data to provide solutions to complex environmental sciences research questions. Previously, she worked as a hydrologist for an environmental consultancy in Edinburgh.
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Dr Paula Nieto Quintano
Forest Carbon Specialist

PhD in forest carbon from the University of Edinburgh.

For her PhD she set up a long-term fire experiment in the Republic of Congo to understand the floristic composition, carbon storage and woody cover and their association with fire. Previously, she has worked as an environmental consultant, as a researcher, and as a GIS and remote sensing analyst at Ecometrica
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Wietze Suijker
Product Architect

MSc in Geographical Information Science from Wageningen, Utrecht, Twente and Delft University.

Enjoys creating innovative IT solutions to provide the best earth observation data at scale. Therefore, he develops the ML workflows for our products. Previously, he worked at a Water and IT company as the technical lead for a range of satellite-data driven projects.
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Michael Berliner
Operations and Business Development Executive

Degree in Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology from the University of Oxford

Experience producing films and adverts - including producing the award winning feature film Adult Life skills starring Jodie Whittaker Michael supports the team in project and client management, and is skilled in financial and press/marketing.
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Kristian Bodolai
Research Engineer

Hons Degree in Physics from the University of Valencia. 

Kristain has a deep interest in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and works on our codebase, developing deep analytics and satellite analysis platforms
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Carol Blackwood
Geospatial Platform Lead

Hons Degree in Geography and MSc in GIS from the University of Edinburgh.

Geospatial professional with 15 years of experience supporting and delivering geospatial services Worked for the Forestry Commission as a GIS manager and at EDINA developing online mapping services for UK schools and HEFE
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Aisling Hurley
Junior Analyst

Msc in Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh.

Aisling's research has covered a wide range of topics in physics including, atmospheric physics, and computer simulation in Python. She aims to apply and build upon the knowledge and skills she developed through her degree.
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Heather Shepherd
Business and Communications Support Officer

Hons Degree in Criminology from Edinburgh Napier University.

Heather supports the team with their communication and business administration as well as having a keen interest in climate finance and the innovative application of satellite imagery to ESG performance.
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Susheel Gajulapalle
Graduate Apprentice, Software Developer

Current graduate apprentice in Software Development at Heriot-Watt University.

He has a keen interest in python programming and is eager to gain knowledge and experience in the industry
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Kinjal Desai
Junior Developer

MSc in Software Systems from Heriot-Watt University.

Kinjal aims to develop and apply her in-depth knowledge of software systems whilst gaining new experiences working with Python, SQL, and data analysis alongside our diverse team.
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Ashley Robertson
Marketing Officer

MA Business Management at the University of Edinburgh.

Ashley has completed a dissertation researching B2B branding in the space industry and works with the team by driving strategic marketing.
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Nived Rajeev Saritha
Junior Product Developer Intern

MSc Computational Applied Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh.

Nived is very passionate about mathematical and statistical modelling, and has academic research experience in machine learning. He is greatly interested in data science and hopes to put his theoretical expertise to practical use working with remote sensing IT solutions.
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Laura Patterson
Junior Product Developer Intern

MSc Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh.

Laura is keen to improve her programming skills in her role and has an interest in how geospatial data can be used to help the environment. Her research has covered topics such as Active Galactic Nuclei and Post Star-burst Galaxy Formation.
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Phoenix Chandler
Geospatial Support Officer

MSc in Environmental Sustainability from The University of Edinburgh.

Phoenix's interest lies specifically with how geo-spatial mapping can be the way forward in tackling climate change and help to demonstrate solutions that may make a real difference. She is hoping to gain experience with data cleaning and analysis in her graduate role at Space Intelligence.
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Dr Thom Brade
Landscape Data Scientist

PhD in tropical woodland ecology from the University of Edinburgh

For his PhD he analysed long-term woodland measurement data to assess the constraints on trees and woodland structure in southern Africa. He also established a plot network for the observation of tropical cyclone damage in Mozambique and assessed the impacts of community forestry on land cover change in Tanzania. Previously he has worked as a GIS analyst at Ecological Australia.
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James Graham
Junior Analyst
James has a passion for coding and is keen to develop his skills in machine learning to support the monitoring of nature based solutions.
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Harry Carstairs
Associate

MSc Physics at the University of Edinburgh.

PhD student researching the remote sensing of tropical forests. Completed a three month internship with us at the end of 2020.
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Marina Ruiz Sánchez-Oro
Associate

MSc Physics at the University of Edinburgh.

PhD student researching ways to detect and predict landslides using remote sensing and machine learning, with a particular focus on deep learning practices. Completed a placement with Space Intelligence in 2020 and will be rejoining the team for an industrial CASE studentship.
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Space Intelligence Ltd

Company number: SC595836

VAT number: GB342811714

Registered address:
113 St. John’s Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7SB

Company offices:
Regus,
93 George Street
,
Edinburgh
EH2 3ES