About

Dr Steer I presume...

Spatialised is a consultancy operated by Dr. Adam Steer – me.

I hold a doctorate in surveying (University of Tasmania), which developed methods for validation of sea ice thickness estimates using airborne LiDAR and terrain modelling from aerial imagery over Antarctic sea ice. This has some unique surveying challenges – the target (sea ice) is constantly in motion, and occupies a moving reference surface (the ocean). The study provided the first rigorous assessment of observational bias in current estimates of Antarctic sea ice thickness, and developed a number of new approaches to field observation and the integration of multiple surveying methods.

I’ve worked with spatial and remote sensing tools since 2005, taking up an honours program at the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (University of Tasmania). I’d left behind a life in linux server administration, web site and database development to chasing the icy realms of Antarctica. In 2007 I worked on my first sea ice research cruise, providing logistics and technical support to the Australian sea ice physics research program. Since then I’ve had the privilege of heading south for three further voyages to work on an incredible part of our planet.

Prior to my spatial life I gained a BSc in Psychology (Australian National University). Aside from a solid basis in statistics, this gives me a unique view into human behaviour underpinning my journey into deep technology.

I’ve also worked as a professional wilderness guide, bike mechanic, shed hand, picker/packer, builder’s labourer, liftie, backpacker’s hostel manager, dishwasher, lab assistant. Life has been full, and kind.

My aim with Spatialised is to wrap the human experience, deep tech, and geographic insight around your business, spatial and analysis problems – looking for new solutions.

My full electronic resume can be found at linkedin.

You can find my academic endeavours on ResearchGate.