Peter Fretwell


Dr Peter Fretwell
British Antarctic Survey
International Member


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Peter is an internationally recognized, multi-disciplinary researcher and author with the British Antarctic Survey. His work currently involves geospatial analysis and applied remote sensing across a range of environmental fields. Recent emphasis has been on the use of very high resolution satellite imagery to count and study wildlife, using manual and automated AI techniques. Highlights include the first census of a species from space and the discovery of almost half of all the world’s emperor penguin colonies by satellite. Peter has also explored the use of remote sensing to study Antarctic vegetation, snow algae, geology and coastline retreat. Peter is the chair of the SCAR Bedmap3 project and the SOOS Censusing Animal Populations from Space projects.