A timely graph can change hearts and minds
Benjamin Laken. Scientist.

Benjamin leads our Science Team, Vizzuality’s hub of domain knowledge, analysis, investigation, innovation and data science. He provides day-to-day support and advice to the rest of the Science Team whilst identifying new tools, opportunities and research that we apply to our projects.

A Physical Geographer by training, Benjamin obtained his PhD at Sussex University, where he worked on research problems relating to recent climate change and solar variability. He has held several Postdoctorate Researcher positions at international institutes and made contributions to the Open Science movement. You can view Benjamin’s academic contributions here.

Having spent years in research related to Earth’s climate system, Benjamin has a deep understanding of the challenges our changing planet is facing, and the actions we need to take adapt to them. With the use of data-driven tools and online applications, he uses this knowledge to communicate science in ways people understand and can draw insight from, allowing them to achieve a positive change in the world.