GRSG Committee Profile

Alastair Cannell

Alastair started using maps directing his dad around Britain on family holidays from the back seat of a 1986 Toyota Corolla.  He only started getting paid for it while working at university at a GIS data capture house many years later.  That started a career for the next 20 years in GIS and remote sensing in several industries including crime analysis, road network data, VHR satellite imagery provision, seismic and now back to satellite imagery provision at Kongsberg Satellite Services.

He is now an EO Specialist at KSAT in Tromsø, Norway, advising and supplying imagery and derived products to the energy sector while trying not to get too cold in the very long winters.


BSc in GIS and Geography, Oxford Brookes University

PG Diploma in GISc, Birkbeck University