Guests of Tartu Geo Podcast

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Jaak Laineste

Jaak Laineste

Jaak Laineste is the Director of Research at Sixfold. Sixfold is Europe’s leading provider of visibility services. Their technology integrates transport management systems, truck telematics, mapping data, and predictive analytics. Sixfold help the world’s biggest companies, their carriers and customers to get accurate delivery estimates and see where their shipments are in real time.

In the episode Jaak also provides us with an overview of his impressive and diverse background and career path. For more info check out Jaak’s LinkedIn profile.

Gaspar Anton

Gaspar Anton

Gaspar is the founder & CEO at EyeVi Technologies. EyeVi provides on-demand mapping technologies for transportation infrastructure consulting, management and services companies. EyeVi’s mission is to make 3D mapping more accessible and infrastructure management more sustainable.

Erki Saluveer

Erki Saluveer

Erki is the CEO of the location and mobility data analytics company Positium from Tartu, Estonia, which is the leading company in the world specialising in mobile positioning data for official statistics. Erki graduated the Geography curriculum in Tartu and is currently also finalizing his PhD studies.

Kaupo Voormansik and Tanel Tamm, KappaZeta

Kaupo Voormansik and Tanel Tamm, KappaZeta

KappaZeta is Estonian Earth Observation company founded by four people (Kaupo Voormansik, Tanel Tamm, Kalev Koppel & Karlis Zalite) as Tartu Observatory spin-off in 2015. We concentrate on radar remote sensing technology and agricultural applications. Today we are a team of 10 people with 5 PhDs with offices in Tartu and Kuressaare. We believe in open approaches and would like to make EO data easily available and useful for everyone.

Martin Jüssi

Martin Jüssi

Martin Jüssi, Director Consulting Services - Space and Earth Observation at CGI in Tartu. Martin graduated at the Department of Geography here in Tartu with an MSc in GIS & Cartography and an MSc degree from the International Space University and entered the software development pathway. He is active in the local and global geospatial and space sector ecosystem and a regular mentor in hackathons.

Taavi Pae

Taavi Pae

Taavi Pae is associated professor of Estonian geography at the Department of Geography of the University of Tartu. His research topics are history of Estonian geography and cartography, but also onomastics and different aspects of Estonian cultural geography. He is a compiler of The National Atlas of Estonia and author of many popular scientific articles about Estonia geography.

Margarita Oja

Margarita Oja

Margarita is an adventurous creative minimalist, who cares about the planet and turns thoughts into actions. This spring (2020) she finished her bachelors in geography at the University of Tartu. These three years of studying geography gave her a bigger picture of natural sciences, but also allowed her to focus on very specific and narrow topics.

Margarita believes studying geography gave her a strong base of knowledge to create change. She doesn’t only want to protect the environment, she wants to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting anymore.