Friday, July 8, 2016

What a wonderful World ... Stuart Martin

"You can't manage anything if you don't measure it," says Stuart Martin on the iStart2 Show this week. "I am passionate about Geography. It is about social patterns, it's about relationships between things, it's about textures and contexts .... A picture paints a thousand words." 


"We can make a difference in the way we interact with this world"

- Stuart Martin

Our Sustainability Hero of the Week is Geoscientist, Stuart Martin. He specialises in the extraction of information from satellite imagery and aerial photography. This information is modelled and integrated with other data sources to provide valuable business intelligence. 


Stuart answers the call for Earth scientists to contribute directly to the health, prosperity and well-being of all people by emphasizing the importance of evidence-based decision-making. He says we must understand the implications of what we are doing and not only focus on our little world: "Stand back ... zoom out and look from afar. We live in this wonderful world and we have a treasure around us." 


We chat to Stuart about his passion for Geography, the work they do in the areas of drought, small scale farming, urban development and human settlement and the art and importance of mapping. Listen to the show below:



Thought of the Day:



Something to think about ...

Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill. Stephen Hawking
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 population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.