VanderSat is very proud to have a new doctor on board. On October 18 our colleague Robin van der Schalie successfully defended his PhD thesis at the VU University Amsterdam. The past 3 years Robin worked on a methodology to implement new satellite information in the existing soil moisture climate data record. This work resulted in a series of papers which were all published in high ranked scientific Journals. The international PhD jury was unanimous in their verdict and very positive about Robin’s public defense.
Robin is no stranger to beer. The man brews his own…so we all headed to the beautiful Prael lokaal in the Amsterdam city center to celebrate his well deserved PhD title.
Also, in good VanderSat tradition we rickrolled every picture we have of Robin on the VanderSat website. Feel free to click on Robin’s picture when you see it..
On a more serious note though, you can download Dr. van der Schalie’s thesis by clicking on the link.
VanderSat came out of stealth with a satellite data analysis service for the agriculture sector in January after receiving €1.34 million ($1.6m) in grant funding from the European Commission late last year.
Orthos Ventures sleept als eerste business angel seed regeling in de wacht. Het ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat (EZK) stelt dit jaar 10 miljoen euro beschikbaar voor private fondsen die geld willen investeren in startups en het innovatieve MKB. Deze zogenoemde business angels kunnen per fonds maximaal 1 miljoen euro lenen van de overheid.