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Get to Know Us

Who we are

Global Surface Intelligence is a forestry and land classification analytics company with offices in both the UK and US. The company has deep roots in environmental sciences, harnessing next generation artificial intelligence to transform satellite, LiDAR and ground survey data into commercially valuable analytics which can be integrated into customer decision support systems without the need for further processing.

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The Team

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Peter Young 

Peter Young has been involved in leading high-tech industries in Aerospace, Space and Defence for over 30 years. He was CEO for seven years of Telespazio VEGA, one of the UK's leading space services companies and concurrently, senior vice president, based in Rome, for the Satellite Systems business unit of the parent company, Telespazio Sp.A Peter is also a member of the Scottish space leadership council

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Matt Tyburski 
Founder and CTO

Matt is an interdisciplinary geospatial data scientist. He has a PhD, LLM, MSc and BA. He has 10 years' post- PhD experience originating data science concepts in the private sector as well as leading on data science systems development at Johns Hopkins and within the U.S. Federal Government.

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Mark Howie 
Chief Engineer

Mark has over 20 years' experience in software engineering, stretching from working in the field to leading multi-disciplinary teams in a market -focused environment. At GSI, Mark's focus is to support the leadership team in driving development of product strategy through the smart application of technologies and agile methodologies.

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Stuart Miller
Commercial Manager

With more than 30 years experience in the geospatial sector, Stuart’s focus is to manage all aspects of the client experience. His in depth understanding of our products and services, coupled with his extensive knowledge of the industry, ensure that our clients are matched with the best products and services for their needs.

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Stuart MacCallum
Technical Lead

Stuart is responsible for bringing a unique insight into the best earth observation tools and datasets to enhance GSI's product portfolio. With 18 years in the industry and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, Stuart will work closely with GSI's sales team to ensure clients are provided with rapid and reliable analytics for satelite data.

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Paul McCaffrey 

Paul provides financial management, planning and operational controls to the business, based on his extensive professional experience as a Chartered Accountant specialising in early stage businesses.

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Martin Milnes
Senior Research Consultant

Martin is an expert technical consultant in earth observations, optimising the performance of GSI's algorithms for each contract and ensuring process efficiency. He brings experience of space, defence and Government sectors.

We utilise geospatial analytics to provide the deepest insights imaginable into natural asset inventories and changing land use.

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