In August 2013, I set up Geoger Ltd. as a fully fledged company. I had a rough plan about what I was going to do, how I was going to do it, and I had a single contract for a couple of days work lined up and ready. I'd been in the commercial world since … Continue reading Mentoring
This is a (brief) summary of an event I attended last week.... On Thursday (8th Feb 2018) I attended the UKSA (UK Space Agency) networking event in the BEIS Conference Centre in London (just off Parliament Square). It was a half day event designed to get as many players as possible from the space sector, … Continue reading Would like to meet….
At Geoger, I get quite a lot of approaches from students and new professionals looking for that first position in the Earth observation (EO) sector - unfortunately the plan for Geoger doesn't currently involve taking on staff, but this may change. Typically, these approaches come from people with a background in GIS although I also … Continue reading Getting that job
One of the things that you need to become good at pretty quickly when you are an independent consultant is networking. For many, particularly for those working in the technology and science arenas, networking is not the most natural of things. Working out how to break into a small group of people that you want … Continue reading Networking challenges
In September (2017), and in line with the ethos that governs Geoger, I donated a proportion of the previous year's profits to three of the open source communities that produce or support the software that I use regularly. Donations were made to QGIS, SAGA GIS and NumFocus. In future years I hope to increase the … Continue reading Geoger supports open source
Geoger is pleased to announce the award of a new Defra consultancy contract. We are part of a consortium led by Specto Natura Ltd along with APMGeo Ltd which is tasked to operationalise the creation of a set of generic indicator products under the Earth Observation Data Integration Pilot (EODIP) project framework. The project takes the technical specification for an … Continue reading A further Defra project win
I was part of a discussion recently about different management styles. As an independent consultant, I currently only have to manage myself, although the desire is to grow the business and a team of likeminded people. The thoughts and arguments that were being presented by those of us having the discussion caught my interest, so I … Continue reading How do you manage?
Tomorrow (17th June 2016) I will be attending the 'From satellite to soil: connecting environmental observation to agri-tech innovations' event at the Royal Institution. Details on the event are provided here: https://royalsociety.org/events/2016/06/observation-and-agritech/ and for me, one of the key phrases in the event description is "in the middle of this value chain are intermediary companies … Continue reading Not just an EO company
I was really surprised the other day to hear someone that I really respect both personally and professionally, throw up their arms and state (with feeling) 'what's the point?'. This was in response to them reading yet another report whereby economic interests were put ahead of green ones, at the detriment to the local and global environment. All … Continue reading What’s the point?
Geoger is pleased to announce the award of a new Defra consultancy contract. We are part of a consortium led by Specto Natura Ltd and with APMGeo Ltd which is specifying a set of generic indicator products under the Earth Observation Data Integration Pilot (EODIP) project framework. EODIP is a collection of projects seeking to foster greater … Continue reading EODIP Project win