MarineSpace is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Neumann has joined the the company as a Computational Scientist.
Geoff is a former Computer Scientist currently making a career change to marine science. After obtaining a BSc and a PhD in Computer Science from Stirling University, Geoff completed two post-docs at the University of Stirling and at the IT Innovation Centre at the University of Southampton. The second one was where his first exposure to the world of marine science, as he spent part of his time working for the Horizon 2020 EO4Wildlife project, modelling habitats for various marine species. Geoff’s role in the team was focused on albatross and Atlantic blue-fin tuna and on automatically selecting and engineering features derived from satellite data, which were used in machine learning models. The final outcome was an online platform monitoring the effects of climate change on these species.
After three years at the IT Innovation centre, he felt the time was right for a new challenge. Following a career break spent working as an English Teacher in Moscow, he began studying for an MSc in Oceanography at the University of Southampton in September 2021 with a dissertation on the ecological modelling of phytoplankton. In March he started working part time at MarineSpace Ltd.