The Team

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    Robin Hartley

    Autonomous Systems Scientist

    Position. Autonomous systems Scientist, ScionForest Scientist from the UK. Passionate about Forestry! Researching applications of UAVs to Forestry, uav systmes, proximal and remote sensing (lidar and photogrammetry) and fire research.How… Read more

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    Mitch Cooke

    Project Director

    Position. Project Director at Port Blakely Essential Oils, Timaru. I was employed in 2018 as Technical Forester at Port Blakely, working in Tree crop. I started looking into UAVs for… Read more

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    Mike Wilson

    Inventory Manager

    Position. Inventory Manager at TimberlandsHow I ended up working in forestry. I was looking for a career that had a combination of outdoors and office based work.What I love about… Read more

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    Morgan Scragg


    Originally from Christchurch, I have a BForSc 1st Class Honours and I Enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities. I’m passionate about the environment and sustainability, and also a big… Read more

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    Cherie Rangiahau

    Senior Forest & Landuse Advisor (Ngāherehere me te Whakahaere Whenua)

    My job. The Forest and Landuse Advice team covers the length of the country – supporting landowners from Northland to Southland through operational advice, implementation, and management of forestry and… Read more

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    Kevin Ihaaka

    Managing Director

    Position. I am the Managing Director of the FPS group of companies. Forest Protection Services is the entity that handles our management and consulting work together with the lead role… Read more

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    Camilo Rojas Orrego

    Lead GIS Analyst and Heavy Lift UAV Pilot

    I am Geoscientist specialising in geospatial technologies and UAV remote sensing. Since 2014 I have been involved as a Geospatial Analyst and UAV Pilot for different disciplines including Geology, Paleoseismology,… Read more

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    Claire Stewart

    Portfolio Leader - New Value from a Digital Forest and Wood Sector

    Position. I lead a Portfolio at Scion called New Value from a Digital Forest and Wood Sector. This Portfolio seeks to unlock new ways of working, experiencing and understanding forest… Read more

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    Peter Massam

    Autonomous Systems TL/UAV Operations Manager

    Position. UAV Operations Manager at ScionHow I ended up working in forestry. I spent my childhood tramping through NZ’s finest locations, which instilled a love of the outdoors on me… Read more

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    Matt Cotterrell

    Forest Manager

    Position. Forest Manager, Forest Management Ltd, Dunedin. Establishment, Silviculture, ETS registration and carbon management, Inventory/measurement, valuations, land for forestry consulting and cashflow analysis.How I ended up working in forestry. Wanted… Read more