Geo Data Science
Lauranne is committed to building a sustainable society, and swapped a career in Physics for Environmental Engineering, to achieve this goal. She has strong knowledge of global development scenarios, spatial data management and visualisation, as well as data analysis.
Read about the project Lauranne is supporting below.
Pixalytics Ltd develops Earth observation products, including near-real time agricultural products to determine elements such as soil moisture, land surface temperatures, and evapotranspiration. They sought support to assess product efficiency within the UK, by comparing them with in-situ measurements. North Wyke Farm Platform will act as a key test-site, alongside measurements from the wider COSMOS-UK sensor network. Impact Lab partner, Rothamsted Research, is providing expertise and support about their data. The University of Plymouth is providing support on the analysis and visualisation to compare in-situ data from North Wyke Platform and COSMOS-UK with Pixalytics products. This will enable assessment of their Earth observation products on accuracy for systematic generation over the UK, as a commercial product, together with any suggestions for further development.
The University of Plymouth is proud to be supported by the European Regional Development Fund. As one stream of funding under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014–2020, the ERDF focuses on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The main priorities involve contributions to research and innovation, supporting and promoting small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), and the creation of a low carbon economy.