Rens graduated from Utrecht University with an MSc in physical geography, focused on natural hazards and earth observation. Followed by a PhD at Wageningen University, looking at the connectivity of water and soil in agricultural lands. During his time as an academic he used Remote Sensing technology to look at water, soil and plant interactions. After his PhD he held a postdoc at Wageningen University, flying drones to look at ecosystem services. Rens joined Satelligence in 2017 where he is part of the data science and engineering teams as head of operations, making sure all our products get delivered on time. As a hobby, Rens speaks Spanish at home.