Euan Mitchell

Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences

University of New Mexico, 2013

Hi, I’m Euan Mitchell

Prior to the summer of 2019 I was a university geology professor in the United States. In September 2019 I returned home to Edinburgh, Scotland, and the following January embarked on a journey to learn GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and remote sensing/Earth observation. In September 2020 I began a 1 year MSc in Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management at the University of Edinburgh, which was awarded with distinction in November 2021. This website is a documentation of my ongoing journey in the world of GIS, remote sensing, and Earth observation.

Professional Experience and Education

Junior Developer, Space Intelligence
(October 2022 – present)
Junior developer/analyst with Space Intelligence working on nature-based solutions projects.

Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analyst, 2Excel Geo
(April 2022 – October 2022)
Working as a remote sensing and geospatial analyst with 2Excel Geo, on the Network Rail Project mapping tree health and risk along the entire UK rail network. Using IDL, Correlator3D, eCognition, and QGIS to process and interpret high-resolution RGB and hyperspectral aerial imagery.

Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Edinburgh
(October 2021 – March 2022)
Working on the GLAMIS (Global Lidar Altimetry MISsion) project to develop waveform lidar data processing algorithms in Python. Specific focus on leveraging the additional information provided by a dense grid of lidar footprints to improve ground finding capability over that available from a sparse sampling mission such as GEDI.

MSc Student, The University of Edinburgh
(2020 – 2021)
I completed an MSc in Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management at the University of Edinburgh in August 2021. For my dissertation I worked with data from NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar instrument, aboard the International Space Station, to assess the accuracy of the ground elevation observations and investigate methods to use machine learning and optical satellite imagery to improve those observations.

Assistant Teaching Professor, Miami University
(2016 – 2019)
I spent three years as a Lecturer and Assistant Teaching Professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. My main responsibilities were teaching large sections of introductory geology courses and advising geology majors.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology, Washington & Lee University
(2013 – 2016)
My first academic position was as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. I taught a variety of undergraduate courses in the classroom, in the laboratory, and in the field in locations as diverse as Hawai’i and New Zealand.

Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Mexico
(2007 – 2013)
I received my Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of New Mexico in July 2013. The subject of my dissertation was the origin of young volcanic rocks erupted in the Oregon segment of the Cascade volcanic arc in the Pacific NW of the USA.

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