Emma Hatton

Satellite Solutions Architect, Satellite Applications Catapult

Emma Hatton is a Satellite Solutions Architect at the Satellite Applications Catapult.  She will provide insights into space-based observations of the Humber and how these can help us measure, respond to and manage resilience and transition, in addition to potential business opportunities in analysing satellite data.

Emma has twenty years’ experience in the space sector across government, academia and industry, covering the full flow of the satellite data stream.  She worked on instrument health and data quality analytics for ESA satellites missions at Telespazio VEGA UK Ltd, where she also supported the preparation and commissioning for the Envisat Mission Extension.   Emma developed continental scale, automated processing solutions, using data from the Copernicus satellites, for the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds University.  As the former Head of Earth Observation for SCISYS UK Ltd, she was responsible for leading a small team of Earth Observation and Machine Learning specialists in developing solutions for a range of customers.  Emma started her career working at Dstl, the MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, where she was involved in the development of novel processors and algorithms, for Synthetic Aperture Radar, as part of a small team that received several international awards and commendations.

Her role at the Satellite Applications Catapult includes setting strategic goals and developing operational satellite solutions across the range of sectors the Catapult supports.   With previous start-up experience, Emma provides support to companies that engage with the Catapult’s business innovation services and has recently been asked to support the Innovation and Skills Advisory Board for the Renduchintala Centre for Space AI.

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