About Us

We are an innovative Geo-spatial Information provider fusing multi-operator / multi-resolution / multi-sensor Earth Observation (EO) data including satellite video coupled with advanced analytics and geo-spatial experts to provide near-real time actionable insights.

Our mission is to provide unique and relevant insights, derived from diverse geospatial data, that deliver clear decision advantage for our clients.

We believe the Earth Observation industry must move from data processing to data science, from imagery to geospatial intelligence, from all-seeing to all-knowing.

The route to that goal is the new frontier of Artificial Intelligence and our gateway is Machine Learning. The goal isn’t just to understand the ‘here and now’, it’s building confidence for our clients to know enough to understand the future to their advantage.

Because everything happens somewhere.

Meet the Earth-i Team

At Earth-i we pride ourselves on our team, their knowledge, and their varied experience across a number of industries. Each member is dedicated to providing our clients with the best quality data, analytics and insights. As a team Earth-i will become a leading provider of AI remote sensing data and analytics.


Richard Blain - Founder and CEO

Richard Blain

Founder and CEO
Richard Pearce - Chief Financial Officer

Richard Pearce

Chief Financial Officer
Chetan Pradhan - Head of Institutional Engagement

Chetan Pradhan

Head of Institutional Engagement
Gary Crowley - Head of Technology

Gary Crowley

Head of Technology
Charles Davis - Chief Revenue & Operations Officer

Charles Davis

Chief Revenue & Operations Officer
Owen Hawkins - Product Development Director

Owen Hawkins

Product Development Director
Dr Peter Hausknecht - Chief Scientist

Dr Peter Hausknecht

Chief Scientist
Professor Jim Lynch - Head of Global Landscapes

Professor Jim Lynch

Head of Global Landscapes

Board Members

Archie Smith - Chairman

Archie Smith

Sir Joe French - Non-Executive Director

Sir Joe French

Non-Executive Director
Richard Berliand - Adviser to the Board

Richard Berliand

Adviser to the Board
Richard Blain - Founder and CEO

Richard Blain

Founder and CEO

Careers at Earth-i

Earth-i is looking for forward thinking, innovative individuals to join our growing team based in Guildford, UK.
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We have a broad partner ecosystem to ensure we provide our customers with a diverse range of data, capabilities and insights. We passionately believe that for the potential of data to be fully realised our data must delivered on a Global, Timely and Assured basis.

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)


Over 30 years of space innovation, where an innovative approach to the design, build, launch and operation of satellites, has propelled SSTL to the forefront of the small satellite industry. SSTL’s drive to change the economics of space means that we continue to push the boundaries of space, exploiting advances in technologies and continuing to challenge conventions, bringing affordable space exploration to our customers. SSTL delivers complete mission solutions for remote sensing, science, navigation and telecommunications as well as supplying avionics suites, and ground infrastructure. SSTL’s vertically integrated projects have given us a reputation for delivering to short schedules and within tight budgets. To date we have delivered 50 satellites to international customers.

Based in Guildford, UK, SSTL SSTL employs 500 staff and is an independent company within the Airbus Group.

21st Century Aerospace Technology (21AT)


21AT provides unique and dynamic data and information services as the owner of a low cost Earth Observation small satellites constellation. The worldwide daily imaging capability enables “guaranteed services” to its customers. Its highly vertically integrated satellite operation and services further reduce the latency and increase the efficiency in the services delivery. The company is pioneering and continuously leading the commercialization of the space EO business to enhance the quality of the life on the Earth and bring the maximum benefits to its investors and customers.

SI Imaging services (SIIS)


SI Imaging Services (SIIS) is the exclusive worldwide marketing and sales representative of KOMPSAT series: KOMPSAT-2, KOMPSAT-3, KOMPSAT-3A, and KOMPSAT-5. SIIS contributes Remote Sensing and Earth Observation industries and societies by providing very high resolution optical and SAR images through over 96 sales partners worldwide. Customers from industries as well as government and international agencies are using KOMPSAT imagery for their missions and researches and achieve good results in several remote sensing applications such as mapping, agriculture, defense, and so on. SIIS started its business as a satellite image and service provider and extended its business to KOMPSAT operation. SIIS can provide better service to customers by more active participation in daily KOMPSAT operation.

Satellite Finance Network (Bird & Bird)


The Satellite Finance Network group of individuals and organisations from the finance, legal, insurance, Government (including OFCOM, the UK Space Agency and UK Export Finance) and space communities. It includes a range of participants, from start-ups and small companies to industry leaders bound with a common interest in delivering satellite and satellite-enabled projects in the UK and beyond.

The SFN emerged from the highly successful Space Innovation & Growth Strategy (IGS), which was published in 2010, and which has influenced and informed Government policy towards the space sector ever since.

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