We are starting a new season, a fresh selection of interesting interviews in the geosptial realm of Estonia. We have a new team member as well, welcome Sonia.
Today we talk with Lisett Luik, co-founder of Arbonics, a climate-tech company helping European landowners store more carbon and protect biodiversity. Lisett has a diverse career background across the globe and came back to Estonia to make the world a better place.
This podcast episode is made possible with the support of grant PSG841 ‘Framework for Spatial Predictive Modelling of Soil Properties Using Machine Learning’ from the Estonian Research Council, led by truly yours.
Lisett Luik is the co-founder of Arbonics, a climate-tech company helping European landowners store more carbon and protect biodiversity. Before Arbonics, Lisett ran ops for a D2C company backed by Index Ventures, helped American Express acquire startups as part of the strategy team, and invested in tech companies with Plural’s Taavet Hinrikus and Sten Tamkivi.
She first got into forestry by helping Taavet build a forest portfolio with thousands of hectares across the Baltics. With a background in economics and a business degree from Yale, she is most excited about the opportunity to help carbon markets become more transparent and fair for all.
Tahmin Sitab is a masters student at the Geoinformatics for Urbanised society programme at University of Tartu. He did his bachelors in anthropology from Bangladesh. He is interested in the intersection of sociology and geography and almost every other topic. He firmly believes that you can love both a cat and a dog.
Sonia Das is a masters student at the Geoinformatics for Urbanised society programme at University of Tartu. She uses geospatial technology to study cultural heritage and has worked on World Heritage sites in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India.
Sonia has published work in reputed peer- reviewed journals and presented on National and International conferences. Apart from geospatial analysis, she is trained in 14C radiocarbon dating using AMS. Sonia also makes videos related to GIS and write blogs about use of GIS in archaeology.
Alex is a Distributed Spatial Systems Researcher with many years of international experience in geospatial data management and web- and cloud-based geoprocessing with a particular focus on land use, soils, hydrology, and water quality. His interests include OGC standards and web-services for location-based data sharing, modelling workflows, machine learning, and interactive geo-visualisation. Alex has been involved with SDIs and the OGC for a long time and was recently elected board member of the Estonian Geoinformatics Society (EstGIS) and European Co-Chair for the OGC University Domain Working Group. He is based at the Chair of Geoinformatics and Cartography at Department of Geography of the University of Tartu.