Data Science for Conservation

And other adventures in applied physics

Project Examples

Current & Recent Projects

  • Bird call audio classification for DOC - Te Papa Atawhai
  • Invasive predator detection & classification from camera trap imagery for DOC
  • Dynamic model validation for the Roxburgh hydro power station
  • Dynamic system modelling for the Wairakei geothermal power station
  • Vehicle detection & classification from satellite imagery for GFA group
  • River connectivity visualisation for forestry monitoring with PyQGIS
  • Object detection & tracking (fish underwater)
  • Automation of stream channel predictions on forestry blocks using PyQGIS from drone data
  • Dynamic system modelling for an upgrade to the TOPP1 geothermal power station, Kawerau
  • Dynamic system modelling for the Uterne Solar Farm, Nothern Territory
  • Slope classification for erosion control using LiDAR data

The focus for now is on mathematical modelling & spatial data science for conservation & engineering applications.

I prefer on-site projects with other humans over remote work. I can travel or re-locate if need be. I have two small NZ projects already planned for 2024 but I'm keen to do something in back Canada or Australia later in the year.


This is the business site of Olly Powell. If you would like to get in touch please fill in the form below and he will get back to you as soon he can.

Physical Address:

Mahitahi Colab
322 Hardy Street
Wakatū-Nelson 7010
Aotearoa-New Zealand