My name is Mark Wilde, and I was born in 1994 in the picturesque Tolkamer. After completing my bachelor’s degree in Land and Water Management at the Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, I immediately moved on to Wageningen University, where I studied Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management, and immersed myself in the world of computer models. After completing my thesis on spatial modeling and parameterization of the French Ardennes, I graduated with a minor in Computer Science in England.
From Young to Professional
By starting my career with the Young Professional program at Tensing, I get the chance to delve into GIS, FME and various programming languages. These skills are extremely relevant in a changing world, one in which the collection and processing of information are the new trades. During my first assignment, I will delve into the high-quality systems that run in the background in the control room.
Exactly in the right place
My favorite quote is, “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov, 1988). It describes for me Tensing’s mission: With a strong team and the huge amount of (geo) information that is available nowadays, Tensing harnesses, processes and makes it usable for everyone. The relaxed working environment at Tensing, where the occasional dry humor interrupts the formal atmosphere, will keep me in position for a long time.
In addition to work
In my spare time I like to travel and read books. I try to familiarize myself with the wonderful world of astrophysics and like to immerse myself in the origin and future of the earth and life. While enjoying a special beer, I will never avoid a good discussion about this.