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Sam is a Cambridge-based Geospatialist freelancing as The Jolly Geographer. Last year he left the Civil Service after 8 years to pursue other endeavours – he recently returned from the remote and uninhabited sub-Antarctic Gough Island, working on an ecologically critical island restoration project with the RSPB.

As The Jolly Geographer, Sam aims to raise the profile of geography as a tool for social (he hosts geography quizzes!) and professional good. He has worked with NGOs including Blue Ventures, IUCN, and Wildlife Trust BCN, and previously worked as a Geospatial Analyst at the MOD for five years.

In his spare time Sam is a deployable GIS Volunteer for MapAction, and is hoping to become a Chartered Geographer soon.

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