Cycling is one of my passions. There are many facets of cycling that fascinate me. You can do it alone and together in good and bad weather. You can do it in familiar and unfamiliar environments. You can follow existing routes or dwell through areas on the fly. You can delve into how you can improve your cycling technique but also lose yourself in all kinds of technical aspects of your bike. When you are open to it, after each trip, you'll have a story that you can share from what you've seen and how you experienced the ride.
The facets I experience on the bike, I also have within the field of Geo-Information (GI) and Remote Sensing (RS) with equal pleasure and captivation. For some forty years I was a lecturer and researcher at the Wageningen University, active in exchanging knowledge as a single lecturer but also as a team. Working with passionate and inquisitive people during exploring and finding possible solutions with existing or new methods and data gives a kick each time. Making solutions reproducible and repeatable is the icing on the cake. I was fortunate to have been part of an environment to experience new developments through the years by applying and sharing them in education and with public authorities and businesses both in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Meeting others to share visions and ideas remains exciting and fun.
At Tensing I experience the same passionate and inquisitive people. They facilitate their workers to follow courses, organizing knowledge sessions, creating special interest groups, and participate in special labs for new products of their own. I have also experienced the necessary care and conscientiousness towards one another on frequent occasions. When offered the role as counselor at Tensing to contribute to expanding knowledge and new developments, it wasn’t difficult to say yes.