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2Excel Geo deliver bespoke remote sensing solutions with a domain focus on forestry and the environment.
We merge our expertise in airborne and spaceborne data analysis to provide cost effective, high performance products and services to our clients.
2Excel Geo is part of 2Excel, an innovative aviation services businesses founded in 2005. Find out more here.
Meet the Team
Our small but perfectly formed team combines decades of experience in data capture and remote sensing with specialised expertise in spectral science, forestry, ecology and data analytics.
Chris Norton OBE DFC
Chris co-founded 2Excel Aviation in 2005 and is the business’s Accountable Manager, focusing on the commercial and financial strategies. Since 2016 he has also led 2Excel Engineering, the business’s large aircraft maintenance and repair organisation.
Chris spent 22 years in the RAF and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for operations over Kosovo. He commanded No 1(F) Squadron, an operational Harrier squadron, and was awarded the OBE for his 14 years as an operational Harrier pilot.
Dr Chloe Barnes
Head of Remote Sensing
Chloe joined the 2Excel Geo team in 2017, following the completion of her PhD in Remote Sensing. She is a domain expert in tree disease detection using spectral imaging and LiDAR techniques from airborne platforms and is an experience data analyst.
Since joining 2Excel, Chloe has expanded her skills and experience and, in 2019, progressed into the Head of Remote Sensing role.
Dr Gary Llewellyn
Remote Sensing Consultant
Gary has a PhD and first class degree (Hons) from the University of Southampton. He has over 20 years of experience in remote sensing and over 12 years in airborne remote sensing.
His expertise is with spatial and spectral aspects of remote sensing terrestrial vegetation, experience in calibration and validation of airborne and satellite data products and has supporting airborne research projects in a wide range of applications and in challenging environments across the world.
Steve is highly experienced specialist camera operator and and electrical design engineer having spent 34 years in the BBC.
Steve is the most experienced operator of Hyspex cameras in Europe having flown over 500 hours. Steve also designs and manufactures bespoke equipment to facilitate ground collect.
Remote Sensing Developer
Luke has an MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS from Aberystwyth University. He is experience with image processing and classification techniques using optical and radar data, as well as having a strong knowledge base of state of the art remote sensing techniques.
As a remote sensing developer, Luke works to expand the capability of existing processing and analysis techniques, through the development of key geospatial software.
Loreena has an MSc in Remote Sensing and Environmental Mapping from University College London (UCL) and a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University.
She has experience in both optical and SAR remote sensing, including image processing, multi-temporal change detection and image classification. Loreena has a particular interest in conservation, environmental monitoring and landscape management.
Jennifer has an MSc in Geoinformation Technology and Cartography from the University of Glasgow, and a BSc MPhys (Hons) in Physics from the University of Warwick. Jennifer has experience in terrestrial remote sensing, including multispectral and very high-resoltion satellite imagery, as well as a background in analysing extreme ultraviolet emission in sunspots to determine properties of the solar atmosphere .
Jennifer’s areas of expertise include imagine processing, data analysis, remote sensing, cartography, GIS, geomatics and environmental mapping.
Dave has a degree in Computer Science from the University of the West of England.
Dave manages 2Excel Geo’s computing infrastructure, website and social media channels. He is also experienced in database design and implementation and is an experienced field data operative.
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