Hydrospatialist Spotlight shines on Graeme Timmeney, Satellite Derived Bathymetrist and Sargassum Enthusiast
Many people refer to this time of year as the “Season of Light.” I know I cherish the festive lights on houses and streets and am drawn to things with a little extra dose of humanity or heart to get me through the colder, darker days of the winter season. And, every day–rain or shine–I am buoyed by my interactions with TCarta’s diverse, talented, and fun-loving team, so I want to share that light with you over the coming weeks.
TCarta’s team numbers 14 right now, spread west to east from Anchorage, to Vancouver, the main office in Denver, Mascouche, Canada, Kingston, Jamaica, and most recently to St.Johns, Newfoundland. The first hydrospatialist spotlight shines on Graeme Timmeney, Satellite Derived Bathymetrist, and one of the newest additions to TCarta’s remote sensing team.
Graeme’s going to tell you about himself, via a series of Q & A:
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: Jacques Cousteau
Q: How do you describe your professional role to people who don’t know anything about it?
A: I use satellites to study underwater habitats in coastal areas.
Q: Tell me something about how you came to work at TCarta.
A: I found TCarta after finishing my thesis research in 2020.
Q: What do you love about your work?
A: Visualizing the ocean from a desk in Denver.
Q: What software or tool makes the most difference in your day-to-day assignments?
Q: What industry or subject-matter resource or publication do you recommend?
A: The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, Wang et al (2019)
Q: What is the most relevant real-world application of TCarta’s and/or your work?
A: Developing a better understanding of coastal areas across the globe that have not been mapped or studied in hundreds of years.
Q: What’s your current favorite hobby / past-time?
A: Skiing, live music
Q: What country or region do you hope to explore next in travel?
A: Basque Region of Spain
Q: What is one of the coolest things you’ve seen or visualized in your work at TCarta?
A: Visualizations of coral reef heads in varying states of decay in seafloor classification.
Q: Who inspires you or is a professional role model of yours?
A: My dad!
TCarta is fortunate to have Graeme join our Remote Sensing team here in Denver! Thanks, Graeme, for telling us a bit about yourself and your work. Next up in the Hydrospatialist Spotlight: Natalie Treadwell, Satellite Derived Bathymetrist from Anchorage, Alaska!
Blog author: Corey Goodrich, Managing Partner, TCarta
Next Hydrospatialist Spotlight: Natalie Treadwell