Prof. Ed Mitchard

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Ed Mitchard has spent the last 15 years developing new and efficient ways to map changes in the world’s forests and peatlands using satellite data. A professor of Global Change Mapping at the University of Edinburgh, he co-founded Space Intelligence in 2017 (with colleague Dr Murray Collins) to better enable the use of satellite technologies to save and restore natural habitats. Passionate about the environment, biodiversity and climate change, he has personally measured over 15,000 trees across 13 tropical countries, and advises a number of governments on environmental monitoring. He is a strong believer in the role of the private and public sectors in reaching net zero and reversing the biodiversity crisis: and that effective policy must be based on solid data and science.

Prof. Ed Mitchard
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
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    Space Intelligence