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Terje Trasberg did her undergraduate studies in geography at University of Salzburg and postgraduate studies in GIS at UCL in London. She wrote her PhD Thesis about the potentialities and challenges of working with mobile location data. COVID-times brought her back to Estonia where she now works at Statistikaamet / Statistics Estonia as team lead for the Population Statistics team.
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.
Jaan has managed processes and IT in the construction industry for over 15 years. He joined the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications in 2018 with the goal to digitally transform construction in Estonia. He is currently working on developing the “e-construction platform” which will provide the backbone for data sharing throughout the building lifecycle and the national digital twin.
Andres is a board member of the Estonian Geoinformatics Society. He has a master’s degree in Geoinformatics and Cartography from the University of Tartu. He currently works at Estonian Land Board, where his main responsibilities are LiDAR, satellite imagery, and 3D modeling. He is a recipient of the 2021 Esri Young Scholar Award.
I chose GIS and cartography as a specialization after entering geography studies at the University of Tartu in 1999. I got my bachelor’s and master’s degree from there and also ended up working there as a GIS specialist. I was also involved in teaching with a more recent focus on photogrammetry and remote sensing. The last activities were more related to UAV’s (drones) and UAV surveying. For a short period of time, I worked also for the Estonian Fund for Nature as a UAV remote sensing specialist.
In 2017 I entered the IT conversion master’s program at the University of Tartu and when searching for a practice position I ended up in Autonomous Driving Lab. Starting from October 2019 I have been working there as an autonomy software engineer with more focus on maps and mapping for autonomous driving.
Romeo Durscher is the Vice President of Public Safety at Auterion, the premier end-to-end operating systems for commercial drones, based on open-standards, flexibility and choices. Born and raised in Switzerland, Romeo came to Auterion after 6 years at DJI, where he built the public safety vertical and has become one of the most trusted global leaders and evangelists in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems integration and deployments. Prior to joining the drone industry, he spent 13 years at NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Part of his work is advising first responders and humanitarian organizations on proper drone use and data integration, collaborating with R&D teams on hardware and software solutions, and expanding the drone ecosystem to enhance fully integrated end-to-end solutions and workflows.
Romeo has actively participated in drone missions for search and rescue operations, natural disasters, such as the Tubbs, Carr and Camp Fires in California, emergency responses, and various training exercises. He has led global partnerships, such as European Emergency Number Association (EENA), to develop protocols, standards and best practices for public safety officials to integrate drones into their workflows. Commercial UAV News named Romeo “One of the 25 Most Influential People in the Commercial Drone Industry”, as well as “One of the Top 7 Drone Visionaries in Emergency Response & Public Safety”. The non-profit global organization DRONERESPONDERS awarded him with their first “Public Safety Drone Leadership Award” and the Unmanned Tactical Applications Conference awarded Romeo with the “The Supporting Those Who Serve” annual award, as a recognition of his exceptional leadership advancing the implementation of public safety drone programs across the globe.
Romeo has appeared in media forums from ABC’s Good Morning America, New York Times, Wired magazine, to Forbes and held keynote presentations, panels, workshops and webinars across the world, sharing success stories, use cases, lessons learned, and his vision of the drone industry. Romeo can be found on Twitter at @RomeoCH](http://www.twitter.com/romeoch).
Chair person of the board of the Estonian Geoinformatics Society.