Remote Sensing (16/12a)

(NB ImageCat is offering one placement for either 16/12a or 16/12b – depending on the student selected.)

Company: ImageCat Ltd

Location: City of London. Supervised by Dr John Bevington.


ImageCat Ltd is an independent disaster risk management consulting firm. As a leading provider of risk and disaster management technologies, ImageCat is highly regarded for cutting-edge products, services, and R&D activities, supporting decision making at all phases of the disaster management cycle. The UK office has particular focus of providing downstream geospatial products, data and services to clients in the insurance and disaster risk management sectors, including organisations in the Lloyd’s Market, reinsurance brokers and the World Bank.


This placement will be focused on bringing together different data sets (data assimilation) and deriving data from remote sensing imagery which will be used to generate risk data products. The work will feed into several studies focused on developing risk exposure data (i.e. location, structural properties, age, replacement cost) for properties and critical facilities across a number of countries in Africa. Once developed, these data will be used to calculate financial and human exposure to a variety of natural perils, including earthquake, flood and landslide.

The applicant should have good skills in GIS and remote sensing and be able to communicate well to the project team in the UK and US. The applicant will have a good understanding of the importance of bringing diverse data sets together and data management skills and would benefit from experience with Microsoft Excel, Access or have database knowledge.

Student Specification:


  • A numerate scientific and/or computing degree with an appreciation of GIS,


  • GIS/RS Background with strong maths/computing skills.
  • Database skills are beneficial

The Nitty Gritty:

Start in mid-June. (Induction Day will be at Harwell on 27 June.) £1,250 pcm.

Applications for this opportunity are now closed.

Cookies on Catapult explained

To comply with EU directives we now provide detailed information about the cookies we use. To find out more about cookies on this site, what they do and how to remove them, see our information about cookies. Click OK to continue using this site.