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Meet the Team: Sarah Taigel

The team at AqualisBraemar LOC shares the passion, vision and values for working in energy and the world’s oceans, de-risking and driving the energy transition. We are driven by the idea that the best work is born from professionalism, diligence… and fun. You know AqualisBraemar LOC, but do you know our team?

Sarah Taigel, GIS and Fluvial Specialist | East Point Geo

What do you do at East Point Geo?

I work as a GIS and fluvial specialist for East Point Geo (‘EPG’) providing geospatial analysis on a diverse range of onshore and offshore projects using off the shelf and open source GIS. I also have experience in fluvial geomorphology, catchment science, evaluating natural capital at a landscape scale and working with open source and volunteered geographic data. Over the last 25 years of working with geospatial tools the software and the data has changed a great deal, I am always keen to learn more about innovations in spatial technology and apply these to new situations.

What excites you the most about our industry?

As a geographer, I can be involved in a wide range of projects that directly benefit society and our environment. One day I may be working on large-scale onshore or offshore renewables projects, while on another, I may be out on site carrying out geomorphological surveys to advise on river restoration and NFM schemes, or providing geospatial expertise to support charitable projects.

Because I work within a team of innovators at EPG, they are always open to ideas and supportive of new ways of doing things. Recently I have provided GIS Support to the Slow Ways UK project – a project that aims to create routes between towns and villages throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The network was created by hundreds of volunteers during the 2020 COVID lockdown and brought a great deal of positivity to many who couldn’t get out and walk.  

What made you join East Point Geo?

During my interview for EPG I was encouraged by the directors’ enthusiasm and their interest in all the different skills I have and I now just can’t imagine working anywhere else.

What do you do when you are not working?

This year has been anything but typical. Usually, I can be found outside either working in my garden, kayaking on the Broads, or flying a drone as a volunteer for local river and landscape projects.