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Daniel Wicks

Head of Earth Observation - Satellite Applications Catapult

Dan Wicks is Head of Earth Observation at the Satellite Applications Catapult, a not-for-profit research organisation focused on promoting the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. He is responsible for leading a team of experts across Earth observation, data science and software engineering in support of the exploitation of data from Earth observation satellites to the benefit of business, with experience in developing new geo-enabled commercial applications across a range of market sectors. Dan has a proven track record delivering large-scale multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder projects from concept to completion and developing strategic initiatives in support of UK space sector industry growth. Dan draws on experience working in both academia and private sector with technical expertise in data visualisation, manipulation and analysis of multispectral and Synthetic Aperture Radar EO data and the scientific and mathematical application of spatial information and geospatial data analysis. Dan is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.