About Earth Blox

Earth Blox provides climate and nature analytics from satellite imagery to help businesses accelerate their sustainability transition.

The software maps and analyses key metrics for biodiversity, water and carbon across forestry, agriculture, and financed and insured assets worldwide.

Meet our customers

Our customers use Earth Blox to inform critical decision making around climate and security risks, environmental degradation, and adaptation to climate change. 

Earth Blox is delighted to work with Shell Nature Based Solutions. Shell mark reproduced by permission of Shell Brands International AG.

Meet the executive team

The Earth Blox team includes world experts in radar, optical and lidar, and PhDs in data science, who are committed to accelerating and increasing the adoption of satellite imagery insights for the sustainability transition. The company is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, and employs a remote-first workforce.

Dr. Genevieve Patenaude


An associate professor at the University of Edinburgh and contributing author to the IPCC Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry, Genevieve has led multiple research projects focussed on solving global challenges.

Sam Fleming

Head of Customer Success

An Earth observation specialist, Sam has extensive experience leading teams on global projects to map and protect ecosystems. He holds a Master of Science, Remote Sensing, from University College London and is a PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Ben Butchart

Head of Development

Ben has over 20 years of software engineering and management experience at the Crown Office, JP Morgan, University College London, Dresdner Bank AG, and EDINA, where he led the delivery of geospatial services such as Digimap.

Tim Newman

Head of Product

Tim spent eight years at Ordnance Survey where he oversaw a 5X increase in subscriber numbers for the OS Maps consumer app. He holds a Master's degree in Chemistry (Oxon) and an MSc in Polar and Alpine Change from Sheffield University. 

Stephen Wright

Head of Sales

Stephen has ten years of international experience scaling customer focussed teams in SaaS, finance, and manufacturing. He advised on sustainability initiatives across private energy and local government, where he managed £300m in annual contracts.

Cassie Anderson

Head of Marketing

Cassie is a CIM qualified B2B marketing and communications specialist with over 15 years’ in-house and consultancy experience building globally focused tech startups in emerging sectors including fintech, AI, and digital identity.

Dr. Steven Owens

Operations & Insights Specialist

As Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Steven was responsible for growing the Scottish space sector. He holds a master's degree in aero-mechanical engineering and a PhD in astrodynamics from Strathclyde University.

Iain H Woodhouse

Knowledge and Outreach Lead

Iain is a Professor of Applied Earth Observation at Edinburgh University, specialising in active remote sensing. He has over 27 years experience in academia and industry, 100+ publications, and advises UK government agencies on EO strategy.

Chris Rose

Senior Commercial Executive

Chris has 20+ years of experience selling enterprise geospatial technologies. He has held leadership sales and channel partnership roles for EMEA and AMER at Data Interchange, Innovyze and Pitney Bowes and served on the Esri Partner Advisory Council.

Board of Directors

Richard Lewis


Chairman of Earth Blox since 2021, Richard brings 30 years of commercial experience in the IT sector. Having led dns (Secureworks) to exit in 2009, he has since focused on supporting high growth SaaS businesses scale in Chairman, Non-Exec and Advisor roles, leading to involvement in a number of successful exits.

Yanping Wolfe

Non-Executive Director

Yanping is a geospatial product and commercial director. Currently Chief Innovation Officer at BlueSky Resources, she worked at Maxar Technologies and Urban Sky and holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in GIS and Remote Sensing from Oxford University.

Katie Critchlow

Non-Executive Director

Katie brings 20+ years of experience in impact leadership and green innovation. She is the former CEO of NatureMetrics, led sustainability initiatives at M&S, WWF, and PwC and was a founding member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Finance.

Investors and partners

Super excited about Earth Blox!

Rebecca Moore
Director of Engineering, Google Earth, Earth Engine and Earth Outreach at Google

Environmental stewardship

We will endeavour to minimise our impact on the environment where possible.

We prioritise working with organisations aligned with our values and ethical stance.

We will also support organisations wishing to transition from unsustainable to more sustainable practices or wishing to reduce their environmental impacts.

Except where we support organisations with the above intents, we will not work with organisations which significantly, directly and knowingly contribute to unsustainable natural resources use, to large natural environmental degradation or to the consistent loss and degradation of endangered species' habitats.

Awards and recognition

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