People

Meet some of the key persons making GoldenEye project to succeed:

VTT

Ismo Ruohomäki

My role in Goldeneye project is to support whole consortium in commercial exploitation, impact and innovation related activities. My special  focus is to bring “customer and user lenses” to the development work and ensure that business related  issues are considered well enough already in the development phase. 

Sinergise

Grega Milcinski, co-founder and CEO of Sinergise Laboratory for geographical information systems LTD, has been leading software development teams for more than 15 years. In the past, he successfully held the roles of consultant, project manager, business analyst and architect of land administration systems in Europe and Africa. Alongside a BSc. in Physics and additional general management programme education, he builds on a vast experience in problem-solving and managerial skills to benefit the company’s customers. In the Goldeneye project, Grega Milcinski is coordinating Sinergise’s activities relevant to WP2 (satellite data acquisition & processing) and WP5 (data fusion & operational applications).

Sentinel Hub

Maxim Lamare is a data scientist with a strong background in optical Remote Sensing. His past experience in Academia has allowed him to build a good understanding of satellite sensor calibration and validation, as well as knowledge in the development of algorithms for the retrieval of surface physical properties from space-borne sensors. In his position at Sentinel Hub GmbH, he focuses on tailoring Sentinel Hub’s technologies to users’ applications. In the Goldeneye project, Maxim Lamare is coordinating the technical implementation of the Sentinel Hub services, ensuring that satellite data is seamlessly delivered to the GoldenAI platform.

Radai

Ari Saartenoja has over 4 years experience as a CEO of Radai Ltd, and over 20 years experience project management, customer service, technical development and team management. Ari is a founder of Radai company. He has been developing new innovative geophysical survey systems for drones since 2012. He graduated from the University of Oulu in 1998, and has a major in Applied Mathematics.

Arto Karinen has 4 year experience as CTO, over 8 years experience in university research including geophysics and electromagnetic study of the Earth’s magnetosphere. Arto has developed several different environmental monitoring systems including geophysical instruments, modelling and data processing softwares. He is also founder of Radai company.

Markku Pirttijärvi has academic background in numerical modelling and inversion and software development. He is specialized in potential (gravity and magnetic) field and electromagnetic (controlled source frequency and time-domain) methods. He has designed data processing and UAV flight path software for Radai and, presently, he is developing the new UAV based EM survey system.

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Sitemark

Alfonso Sobrecueva is an Industrial Engineer, after working on quality standard audits (ISO 9001, ISO 14001) he moved to Belgium where he started working as a Junior Data Engineer in Sitemark, then he moved to the position of Project Officer in Sitemark where he is in charge of the coordination of the strategical projects of the company. Inside of Goldeneye Alfonso is the work Package leader of WP3 : Drone Data Acquisition and Processing.

Timegate Instruments

TGI will customize their time-gated Raman spectrometer so that it can be integrated to a surface drilling unit manufactured by SMC. The work includes analysing how to measure mineral mixtures flying at high speed in the dust suppression hoses, how to shield the equipment from dust and moisture, and how to make the equipment robust against temperature variations, mechanical shocks and vibration.

I am Bryan Heilala, a chemist with a background in analytical chemistry and atomic emission spectroscopy. I am working as an application specialist and I have been focusing on time-gated Raman spectroscopy applications since 2016. My role in this project is to design and perform measurements of the field site samples both in the laboratory and in the field. I also take part in the result analysis. 

I am Lauri Kurki, a physicist with background in theoretical physics and optical spectroscopy. I am a co-founder of Timegate Instruments Oy and have focused on time-gated Raman spectroscopy since 2013. My role in this project is to develop the technical basis to the measurements and spectral data analysis of the mineral mixtures that are composed of particles coming in various sizes, shapes, and compositions. I also create algorithms and user-interfaces for pre-processing the time-resolved spectral data.