Technical Director, LOOKNorth
William Jefferies joined LOOKNorth in 2013 as Technical Director. He brings to his role more than 30 years experience in managing the development and delivery of operational Remote Sensing solutions to commercial, government and defence users worldwide, most recently as a senior executive at MDA Geospatial Services. Mr. Jefferies has worked with a wide variety of operational systems, including radar, optical, laser, thermal, magnetic, gravity and electro-magnetic sensors in over 35 countries throughout the world. His experience with Arctic operations began in 1980, using airborne radar in support of oil drilling operations in the Beaufort Sea. He has been involved with the RADARSAT program for over 16 years – the largest provider of commercial ice surveillance data.
Mr. Jefferies joined RADARSAT International in 1994 as the Production Manager responsible for the establishment of the CDPF production facility at the Gatineau Satellite Station. He became Director of Operations in 1997 and was responsible for radar and optical satellite programs, for applications development and international projects and for information technology. From 2001- 2002 he acted as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the company’s daily business operations. In 2003 he became the Chief Technical Officer and is responsible for planning and developing the company’s strategy to incorporate new technologies.
Mr. Jefferies holds Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Toronto, specializing in Remote Sensing.Read More