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Ben Jolly, Scientific Programmer

I'm a scientific programmer focused on remote sensing research. I use images from satellites, planes, and drones to classify and map land cover over New Zealand, as well as sea ice in Antarctica.

I am constantly learning more about land cover and land use in New Zealand and keeping up to date with new research and analysis techniques. It’s great to be making a difference by contributing towards high value research that feeds directly into policy decisions.

I have a solid base in computers/electronics, programming, and physics, which provides a good platform for contributing to many different areas of research. I wanted to do research that contributed towards our understanding of the environment, and this was a good fit.

Ben Jolly operating a drone

Ben Jolly operating a drone