Pixalytics Ltd (formerly called SpatiallyScientific Ltd) was formed by husband and wife team Dr Samantha (Sam) Lavender and Andrew Lavender with core beliefs in research, innovation, science and education at its heart.
Sam has over twenty years of experience in remote sensing having been introduced to the field at Plymouth University whilst studying a BSc in Marine Science and Marine Computer Applications. She followed this up with a PhD in Remote Sensing of the Humber Plume and has gone on to become a world renowned expert in the field engaging with a range of international organisations including the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. During her career Sam has worked for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth University and most recently she was the Managing Director of ARGANS Ltd.
Sam and Andrew met whilst studying at Plymouth in the early 1990s and have remained in the city ever since. Andrew has a BSc in Maritime Business, Marine Law and Marine Computer Applications, and two Masters degrees in Business Administration and Creative Writing. Andrew had a long career working in IT in the NHS in the south west and now, besides working for Pixalytics, writes short stories, plays and teaches creative writing.
The philosophy of Pixalytics is inspired from Hewlett Packard (HP) Way, as described by Dave Packard in 1960 where he said “I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists simply to make money… While this is an important result of a company’s existence, we have to go deeper to find the real reasons for our being.” (Packard, 1995).
Our reason for being is the belief that scientific research and innovation are vital to the future development of both knowledge and society. We want to be a company that informs, educates, supports and, most importantly, inspires people to become involved in research and innovation.
The aims of the company are:
- Promote the commercialisation of academic and scientific research, including actively supporting the growth of the UK and international communities.
- Development of end user software solutions and educational material to promote the usage of spaceborne imagery and its underlying information by non experts.
- Scientific research into environmental mapping and change detection including marine, fresh water and terrestrial applications.
We will look to fulfil these aims through collaboration with interested associates (individuals and organisations) from the international community.
If you are interested in collaborating then please contact us.