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About Us


Founded in 2015, Geomatic Ventures Limited is a spin out company from the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham. We are currently based on the University of Nottingham Innovation Park.

Our Team

Ahmed Athab

Ahmed has a 14 years of  experience in field surveying, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. His current research focuses on using Sentinel-1 data and corner reflectors for deformation mapping and underground feature detection. His main responsibilities include InSAR processing and the representation of results.

David Gee

David has experience in optical and radar remote sensing, previously validating the ISBAS method while as a research student at the University of Nottingham. Current research focuses on the application of ISBAS for monitoring ground movements over former coalfields. His main responsibilities include InSAR processing and the representation of results. 

Renoy Girindran

Renoy is a geospatial specialist who holds master’s degrees in both Physics (MSc) and Remote Sensing (M. Tech).  He commenced his PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2016, using open source geospatial data to generate 3D urban models. In 2018, he joined GVL as A Satellite Data Manager.  

Paul Bhatia


Paul has provided business support and consultancy to many companies, individuals and organisations over the EU. He holds a MSc in Engineering Business Management (University of Warwick) and is a qualified PRINCE project manager with over 20 year of industrial experience. Paul is a highly experienced business development manager, project manager and geospatial technology applications market practitioner.

Andrew Sowter

Andy has over 30 years’ experience of applying spaceborne SAR data to a wide range of applications. Having completed a PhD in satellite orbital dynamics, he worked within the commercial remote sensing world for 13 years, developing techniques in SAR orthorectification, radargrammetry and InSAR. In 2001, he joined the University of Nottingham where he worked for 15 years developing a research capability in InSAR. He is the author of the PUNNET software and creator of the ISBAS method. In 2016 he left the University to focus on GVL full time.


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Geomatic Ventures Limited, Nottingham Geospatial Building, Triumph Road

Nottingham, East Midlands, NG7 2TU, UK

Andrew Sowter: (+44) 07989430768

Paul Bhatia: (+44) 07881336841

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