Management

Dr. Thomas Heege

Chief Excecutive Director EOMAP Headquarters Germany

Dr. Thomas Heege, founder of EOMAP, has more than 20 years of experience in aquatic remote sensing and technical consultancy in manifold projects worldwide. Prior to founding EOMAP in 2006, he has worked as a scientist and project manager at the German Aerospace Center DLR (1996-2006) and at Geographical and Limnological Institutes in Munich and Constance. Dr. Heege holds a diploma in Physics.

Dr. Knut Hartmann

Director Client Services EOMAP Headquarters Germany

Dr. Knut Hartmann leads the team of highly skilled EOMAP staff delivering geospatial data services. He has the interdisciplinary education and relevant work experience to support clients’ geospatial demands across a range of industries. Prior to joining EOMAP in 2011, he worked in the geo-information section of one of Germany’s largest environmental engineering consultancies, as well as the German Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants and John Deere. He has an extensive background in developing and applying innovative remote sensing and geospatial solutions for agricultural, marine and environmental mapping applications. Mr. Hartmann has received academic awards for excellence as well as the EU Copernicus Masters 2013 award.

Dr. Magnus Wettle

Managing Director EOMAP Australia Pty Ltd

Dr. Magnus Wettle has more than 15 years experience in the fields of aquatic remote sensing research and applied solutions. His work in applying physics-based inversions for estimating bathymetry and seafloor reflectance to detect coral bleaching was awarded best PhDthesis of the year by the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society. During his career at CSIRO, he co-developed the SAMBUCA software, which is used today by CSIRO for shallow water applications. While at Geoscience Australia, he led the implementation of new capabilities, including satellite-based bathymetry and offshore oil seep detection. As a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, he managed the delivery of multi-disciplinary, remote sensing-based solutions to the natural resource industry. He joined EOMAP in 2012.