Dr. Peter Hausknecht

Chief Scientist

Peter holds a PhD in Geoscience from Munich University and has worked for more than 25 years in the Earth Observation sector. Peter has varied experience with a multitude of sensors and data sets, both aerial and satellite.

Peter began his early career at DLR and German Aerospace Centre, before specialising in with remote sensing for Fugro Airborne Surveys in Perth and subsequently for HyVista Corp. in Sydney.

In 2007 Peter joined Woodside, Australia’s leading Oil & Gas company, where he stayed until 2015 as the subject matter expert on Earth Observation and remote sensing for the company. At an international level, Peter was a founding member of the OGEO (Oil & Gas Earth Observation) interest group in 2010 and later became chairman of the IOGP (Int. Association of Oil and Gas Producers) Geomatics subcommittee on Earth Observation.

Peter joined Earth-i in 2015 as their Chief Scientist.

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Capturing Makepeace Island from above

This high-resolution satellite image of Makepeace Island, which spanning 25 acres in total, is located in the Noosa River on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The island is owned by Sir R...