Paul Brown

Paul is a GI Remote Sensing Scientist with an extensive range of experience in remote sensing, image processing and GIS analysis.

Paul Brown

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  • Area of expertise
    Remote Sensing, Image Processing and GIS analysis, UAV Pilot
  • Years of experience
  • Highest qualification

Paul has worked on numerous projects, as outlined below, to contribute towards the team mission of providing science-based evaluation and advice on the impacts of changing pressures on the agricultural and wider environment.

Paul is a qualified UAV Pilot, highly experienced piloting both fixed-wing and rotary UAVs. He has extensive knowledge of a wide variety of software packages required for image processing and analysis including Pix4D, ERDAS IMAGINE, ER Mapper, eCognition, ArcGIS, PCI Geomatica, Global Mapper, QGIS and GRASS amongst others.

Paul is an associate member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has worked recently on;

  • Earth Observation for the Identification of Tree Species Distributions using Sub Pixel Classification Methods – using UAVs as ground truth to freely available satellite data.
  • Potato Plant Counting Algorithm from UAV MS imagery - Development of an automatic potato plant counting algorithm, using UAV acquired multispectral imagery, to increase accuracy of future yield estimation.
  • Inspection Targeting Pilot Study - UAV Scoping project in to how well plant health inspections can be targeted by identifying and classifying different tree species, host species from UAV data.
  • Remote Sensing of Crops - Automatic classification development to classify UK crops down to field level using freely available satellite data.
  • Coconut Lethal Yellowing Disease, Mozambique (CLYD) - Use of multi temporal VHR satellite data and manned aerial survey data to determine the effectiveness of treatment methods implemented to control CLYD.

More about remote sensing and mapping

Whether you need to survey land to monitor crop health or yields, identify tree species, assess vegetation cover, or map large sites to determine ground conditions and resource availability, our Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) scientists can use cutting-edge UAV and sensor technology to supply all the imagery and analysis you need.

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Latest Papers and Articles

Brown, P. A and Butler, L. (2016) UAV for automated crop count. The Journal of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Events past and future

16th May 2017: ESRI UK Annual Conference Speaker                                   

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