SkyGeo is a next generation Earth Observation company. Our global data feed starts on a satellite and provides millimeter-accurate deformation data to customers all over the world.
Our Antares processing engine and our InSAR-based deformation data feed is designed to help our users manage their assets for the long term.
Radar satellites started recording in 1992. Since then the number of satellites and the resolution of the images have increased dramatically. We have built a processing engine and visualization platform to scale insights with this investment in imagery.
Over the years we have also built a data archive of dynamic shape changes of most types of infrastructure. Our users access that library to gain insights in the problems affecting their infrastructure. By comparing shape changes against this library, we provide early warnings for prevention of environmental disasters.
We started SkyGeo with the goal to apply the InSAR technique to dike and dam stability problems. Over the years, we gradually expanded our working field to other industries with large scale assets that are prone to slow failure modes.
We are actively developing products to help more asset managers apply remote sensing data to their deformation-related problems and optimize on-site inspection.
By working with thousands of users on hundreds of real asset stability problems, we have built up a library of unique insights. How to process, how to validate, how to visualize and how to interpret.
Each problem is unique and a one-size-fits-all approach is never the correct approach to deploying InSAR.
SkyGeo is scaling trust in InSAR data.
SkyGeo has offices in San Francisco, Houston, Calgary and Delft and is expanding rapidly.
Pieter Bas Leezenberg
Pieter is the CEO and co-founder of SkyGeo. He leads the overall company strategy and direction. Pieter is an entrepreneur who has held executive roles in early stage technology companies, developing new products for enterprise customers in the last 2 decades. He started his career as a geologist at Shell, worked in the Research division of IBM and subsequently as an engineer in the advanced technology group at Maxtor Corp, where he participated in the IPO. Pieter holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the Free University in Amsterdam and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Prof.dr.ir. Ramon Hanssen
Ramon is responsible for scientific innovation, quality control, and developing the core processing capabilities of the SkyGeo platform. Ramon is one of the early pioneers in InSAR technology. He has published over 290 publications, among which three books, with nearly 4900 citations. He served in the Mission Advisory Group of the design for the Sentinel-1 mission of the European Space Agency. Since 2008, he is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor in Geodesy and Satellite Earth Observation at TU Delft. Ramon studied aerospace engineering and geodesy and received his PhD (cum laude) in 2001 and his Masters in 1993, from TU Delft.
Jobert van Kempen
Jobert leads SkyGeo’s financial team. He brings in over 25 years of financial leadership with positions as CFO for Aucon and Nedfield (formerly Tulip computers), where he helped drive high growth rates. He started his career with Ernst & Young, doing due diligence work and covering acquisitions, management buy-outs, (re)financings and IPOs. Jobert graduated with a Master's degree from the Nyenrode Business University.
Hanno leads our data pipeline team, making sure that all data is made and delivered customers on time and on spec. This is usually an iterative process so he oversees operational technical customer interactions. He is also in charge of the quality assurance process to meet the high standards that we set as a company. Hanno holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering and a MSc in Geoscience & Remote Sensing, both from the Technical University of Delft.
Patrick is responsible for bringing in customers and managing enterprise sales and partnerships for SkyGeo. He has over a decade of sales and business development experience in the telecom industry. He held several management positions at CGI (formerly Logica). Before that, he held several positions in the corporate banking division of ABN Amro MeesPierson. Patrick holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.
Thijs van Winden
Thijs manages the team developing our full stack of applications: from image ingestion to database management, algorithm implementation and finally to web applications. Thijs holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering and MSc. in Systems and Control, both from the Technical University, Delft. He has experience as a developer, architect and software development manager for commercial and scientific applications. He has worked in a variety of organizations, including Forze Hydrogen Electric, Web4Exposure and CERN.
Freek van Leijen - PhD.
Freek van Leijen is Engineering Manager, InSAR Technology at SkyGeo. In this role he is responsible for taking innovative and highly reliable software algorithms from the drawing board into production. Freek has been working with radar remote sensing since 2003, and has been involved in many international projects. He received his MSc in Geodesy and his PhD in the field of satellite radar interferometry from Delft University of Technology.