Sarah Johnson is a NERC knowledge exchange fellow (part funded by the Satellite Applications Catapult) at the University of Leicester. Her role is focused on supporting UK academics working in the environmental sciences and commercial companies using satellite imagery, helping them work together in collaborative activities. In particular, her activities are centred on applications in the fields of agriculture and on-shore energy.
Sarah has over 15 years’ experience working in the application of satellite imagery. Initially working for the University of Sheffield, she later spent 12 years working for commercial companies in consultancy and innovation management roles to enable new commercial services based on Earth Observation data. More recently she has returned to academia to work on research and mapping projects but now also supports the fostering of academia-industrial links.
Her particular expertise is in remote sensing for land based applications, such as land cover, agriculture and forestry. She has a PhD in synthetic aperture radar systems and, when time allows, has personal interests in understanding long term natural and anthropogenic changes in the landscape.