So it has been 7 years today since Geoger Ltd came into being! It seems an age since I first made the decision (in April 2013) to resign my previous position and strike out on my own. I remember walking round Boston (in the USA - everyone needs an origin story!) harbour with my partner, … Continue reading 7 Years
Although we all go through our careers doing the best we can, in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, the day-to-day rarely changes anything for us. But every now and again, there are moments when something clicks and someone inspires you or changes your mindset so fundamentally that you remember that moment for the rest of … Continue reading Moments
At their AGM on 26th June 2020, I was voted into the role of Chair for the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies. I am proud to take on this position and recognise the strong Committee that the Association has to guide it forward. Past Chairs and Committees have done a great job of highlighting … Continue reading BARSC Chair
I am in a quandary about my communications. I use so many apps and services! Currently I have accounts for, and can interact with individuals using, the following methods..... TwitterLinkedInEmail - four different accountsTelegramWhatsAppGoogle HangoutsGoogle GroupsGoogle MeetSkypeSlackTrelloWordpressTeamwork ChatFacebook MessengerSignalSMSOh, and I can also have a phone that can be called! Twitter and LinkedIn are generally pretty … Continue reading Too many messages!
Wow! What a year it has been so far. Apologies for not posting more here in 2020. I went back and looked at the list of potential blog post topics that I had generated and so many seem inconsequential given the state of the world in this time of global pandemic. But then I … Continue reading Where next?
At a BARSC meeting in March 2019 about commercialising Earth observation I gave a short talk about something that is critical to all independent consultants and freelancers: day rates! The main point that I wanted to make was that although an individual's day rate might seem high, there are a number of factors that the … Continue reading What’s in a day rate?
Not only is it the end of the year, but it's also the end of a decade. And a lot of things have changed in this decade. This post won't cover all (or many!) of them, but I will try to give you a flavour of how things have changed for me (and maybe how … Continue reading A decade in review
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) exists to assess and mitigate the effects of desertification and drought at national and international levels through a programme of strategic international cooperation and partnership. First recommended as part of Agenda 21, and becoming active in 1996, it is the only internationally legally binding framework set up … Continue reading A great start to 2020
Last week, in the context of the UK election and all things joyous to do with Brexit, I heard a news commentator respond to an article regarding companies leaving the UK (in the event of Brexit) by using the phrase 'it doesn't matter if it's just a few SMEs, it's the multinational companies that count'. … Continue reading UK SME is as powerful as UK PLC!
At the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) AGM in September 2019 I was voted in as Vice-Chair of the organisation. It is an honour to be chosen for this position as I had only joined the committee in July! The purpose of the organisation, as set out on its website, is: Promoting the … Continue reading BARSC