About Me

Welcome! I’m Ben, a post-doctoral researcher within the Remote Sensing and Earth Surface Processes research group at the University of Potsdam in Germany. My background is in geology, and I’ll always have a passion for the hard-rock science glorified by John McPhee, but my career interest has shifted towards cutting-edge remote sensing and big data analysis. Advances in satellite and drone technology — plus a little programming — allow me to apply my earth sciences knowledge to investigate water and sediment routing through landscapes, and also to draw connections between what we can measure on the ground versus what we can (and still cannot) measure from space. I try and do things open source often, and you can check out my GitHub for some code snippets and inspiration.

Research Projects

See my Research page for details.

Rio Toro

Quebrada del Toro in northwestern Argentina, my PhD study area.


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