To create a healthy ecosystem for all living things using frequent environmental satellite data. 

Our Mission

A smart city surveys its natural capital frequently, creating a digital twin that enables effective and responsive city planning.

Building the climate resilient cities of the future.

Clients

Clients

Mark Warburton

Strategy Advisor

Andrew White

Geospatial Scientist

Fang Yuan

Lead Earth Scientist

Luke Wallace

Lead Earth Scientist

Thomas Gooch

Founder/CEO

Our team integrates data analysis and city planning expertise to connect the Built Environment with Nature.

The Team

Mark is a highly commercial digital marketing and sales growth driver with experience in tech, entertainment, FMCG and consumer electronics working for multinational companies like P&G, GsK, Activision Blizzard, Microsoft, Samsung and Australian based start ups. 

He has worked in Australia, China, Japan and Asia with experience in general management, sales, marketing, eCommerce, marketplace platforms and brand management. 





With a background in Landscape Architecture, Thomas as the founder has advocated for satellite remote sensing into the built environment since 2016. 

With work exhibited at the European Space Agencies Living Planet Symposium, published in the ‘Manual for Digital Earth’ and government council policies. He leads the team on innovating new uses for underpinning decisions in the built environment/ assets with data & insights. 




Completing a Masters of Geospatial Science at RMIT in 2022, with specialization in Remote Sensing, Point Cloud and Machine Learning. 

Currently publishing thesis research on the use of low-cost RGB-D sensors for obtaining forestry metrics & local vegetation monitoring in Victoria. 

Andrew has experience conducting research with organisations such as DEWLP & RMIT on TLS derived Fuel Hazard assessments. 




Fang is an Earth observation scientist, specialized in optical and radar remote sensing and is passionate about using data to solve real world problems.
A former astrophysicist with a PhD in physics, Fang has worked with multidisciplinary teams around the world to deliver complex projects with cutting edge technology - from improving our understanding of the Universe to helping address sustainable development challenges.

Luke is a leading expert in lidar-based forest management, forest canopy machine learning and satellite remote sensing technologies. 

With experience lecturing at University of Tasmania. He also brings strong previous experience on delivering operational & research projects to a variety of large organizations including CSIRO, DEWLP, Tasmania parks & wildlife. 




Jessica Dimcevski Branding Strategy

Matt Dell

Earth Scientist

Yvonne Lynch

Greening Strategist

Gus Macaulay

Developer

Working for design and strategy agencies around the globe for over a decade Jessica has the innate ability to balance the heart and mind of brands through design outcomes. Always valuing creativity that is based on strong strategic insight with the purpose of engaging with an audience. 

As an investor in a global multi-million dollar start-up - Jessica has an understanding of the balance and simplicity involved in solving complex problems clearly. 

Yvonne is an urban greening and climate adaptation expert. She advises city and national governments around the world on how to green cities and adapt rapidly to extreme climate conditions. Yvonne recruited and led City of Melbourne's Urban Forest & Ecology team for several years. The work of the team garnered multiple international and national innovation awards under her leadership. She is an engaging and inspiring presenter who has delivered many keynote speeches.

A geoscientist and environmental scientist, Matt has been mapping rocks, soils, landforms and landscapes since the early 1990's. He works across disciplines including drone and fixed wing aerial photography time series for mapping coastal and urban change. For many years Matt has been providing GIS support and mapping advice to government agencies, the education sector and conservation groups through his business Tasmanian Environmental Consultants.

Gus is a Software Engineer specialising in design and implementation of geospatial systems for the web and beyond. He has worked across private and public sectors in  scientific computing, urban research, agriculture, health informatics and clinical systems. Gus has presented at FOSS4G conference as well as co-authoring several academic papers including 'Developing a research and practice tool to measure walkability'

Yashar Jamei

Geospatial Scientist

Mary Karolyi

Finance

Yashar is an early career built-environment and Remote Sensing researcher. His area of expertise explains the interactions between urban greening, land-use and climate change. Working with satellite and geospatial data sets from the neighbourhood to city scale. As a multidisciplinary person, he continuously develops his skills with satellite space borne and airborne data to solve cities' complex and dynamic challenges towards encouraging sustainable cities and communities.

Mary’s finance career spans 20+ years with a strong background in accounting & tax. An agile and seasoned CFO, Mary specialises in working with start-ups, scale-ups and disrupted organisations. Experienced in all traditional aspects, Mary’s experience has also included the transformation and evolution of businesses within the tech, professional services and retail sectors across Australia, Asia, USA, South Africa, New Zealand and the UAE. 

Aurora 

Part of Australia's SmartSat CRC startup community

Microsoft 

Accepted into the Microsoft startup program

Climate-Kic

A participant in the Climate-Kic startup incubator 

ANZ Smart Cities Council

Taking part in the 18 month 

Digital Twin Challenge


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