About Us


Formed in 2003 Environment Systems is an established global consultancy with a valued reputation using our recognised expertise in data analysis – specifically geoinformatics and earth observation.

Our unique ability to bridge the gap between scientific research and everyday operations allows us to offer our clients invaluable insights into the latest technological advancements and cutting-edge ideas, all while providing the necessary evidence to tackle the challenges of our time.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the leading supplier of evidence and insight. We will do this by becoming the leading research-led, environmental and agricultural information consultancy and services company.


Management Team

  • Steve Keyworth

    Steve Keyworth

    Commercial Director

    Steve is a founder and Director of Environment Systems, he has over twenty years experience in applying GIS and remote sensing technologies to environmental and agricultural applications.

    Steve has worked on projects across the UK and globally at a range of scales for mapping, monitoring and modelling.

    Steve is a Chartered Geographer (GIS) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

  • Graeme Summers

    Graeme Summers

    Operations Director

    Graeme is a founder and Director of Environment Systems with over twenty years experience in the geographic information industry with a background in the building design and construction management sector.

    Graeme has overall responsibility of resourcing across the full range of Environment Systems’ projects and general company administration.

  • Katie Medcalf

    Dr Katie Medcalf

    Environment Director

    Katie is Environment Director at Environment Systems and has over twenty years of experience in delivering successful projects in environmental policy, agri-environment, ecology, GIS and remote sensing.

    An ecologist by training, Katie is highly creative and leads the company’s innovation in environmental research and provides expert input across a range of projects.

    Katie is a Chartered Environmentalist and member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and the British Ecological Society.

Our Ethics

The company is guided by an ethics policy which is owned by its staff and is available to view here. We operate both quality and environmental management systems and have become a carbon balanced company.



For general enquiries please call +44 (0)1970 626688 or use our online form.

  • Aberystwyth Office:
    Environment Systems Ltd
    9 Cefn Llan Science Park
    SY23 3AH
    +44 (0)1970 626688 View on Google Maps
  • Harwell Office:
    Electron Building
    Fermi Avenue
    OX11 0QR View on Google Maps
  • Edinburgh Office:
    The Bays Centre
    University of Edinburgh
    47 Potterrow
    EH8 9BT View on Google Maps

Registered in England and Wales, Company No. 4628049
Registered Office: The Exchange, Fiveways, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5HG
GB VAT No. 810 9030 69

Case Studies

  • Land suitability for climate threatened coffee
    Land suitability for climate threatened coffee
    Summary Climate change is already causing problems for coffee production in Colombia. Land suitability modelling can identify climate vulnerable farming areas for targeted mitigation. Outcomes Areas of coffee growing regions that are most susceptible to …
  • Using Remote Sensing to map the Ashdown Forest SAC
    Using Remote Sensing to map the Ashdown Forest SAC
    Context Requirement for a detailed habitat map To monitor change and plan mitigation To ensure sustainable future management Outcomes Object based analysis of satellite imagery Ecological rules based approach Verification and adjustment via targeted ground …
  • Three crops we’re mapping from space!
    Three crops we’re mapping from space!
    Feeding the World…sustainably With the world’s population projected to grow to approximately 10.9 billion by 2100 and with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s food system is under increasing pressure. We need to plan to feed more people …
  • Ecosystem Services – Projects and case studies
    Ecosystem Services – Projects and case studies
    Environment Systems has developed new methods for modelling and mapping Ecosystem Services at regional and national scales. Here are some of our case studies and projects: Environment Systems was commissioned to use the ‘Norfolk Living Map’ to undertake a …
  • Monitoring – Projects and case studies
    Monitoring – Projects and case studies
    Monitoring is an important part of assessing the effectiveness of any land management intervention or policy objective. Environment Systems has helped design and implement a wide range of informative, successful monitoring programmes. Here are a few: …

See More…

  • Green Infrastructure
    Ecosystem Services
    Green Infrastructure
  • Ecosystem Services
    Ecosystem Services
    Water Regulation
  • Ecosystem Services
    Bat Survey
    EPS License
  • Habitat mapping
    Habitat mapping
    Ashdown Forest
  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal
    Preliminary Ecological
    Appraisal – Wales
  • Ecosystem Services
    Ecosystem Services
    Dyfi Estuary
  • Protected Species Survey
    Nightjar radio tracking
  • A Natural Resource Management Approach to Flood Risk
    Ecosystem Services
    Flood risk management
  • My Wild City - Biodiversity for Bristol
    Biodiversity for Bristol
    Opportunities mapping
  • State of the Environment - An Ecosystem Approach
    Ecosystem Services
    West of England
  • A Habitat Connectivity Strategy for Highways
    Habitat Connectivity
    Strategy for Highways
  • Wind Farm Development - Protecting Biodiversity
    Protecting Biodiversity
    Wind Farm Development
  • Agricultural Field Trials
    UAV Field Trials
  • Crop suitability mapping
    Climate change futures


Careers and Short-term Vacancies

As a leading edge consultancy we are always on the look out for talent. We are specifically on the look out for technical, commercial and project management skills in the associated areas:


  • Environmental science
  • Ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Agriculture
  • Ecosystem services


  • Data science
  • Remote sensing
  • Image processing and classification
  • GIS
  • Geoinformatics
  • Statistics
  • Data fusion
  • Citizen science
  • Geospatial software development

If you match up please feel free to send your CV to: [email protected].

We can only accept your CV if you hold a valid UK work visa. No agencies please.


Environment Systems recognises the value of research and development for commercial application. The Company is an active participant in a number of prestigious national and international research projects and runs its own internal research programmes. Environment Systems actively supports a number of academic institutions with collaborative projects contributing towards their Research Excellence Framework submissions. It also sponsors MSc, MPhil and PhD placements and serves on several scientific advisory panels.

Find out more.

Quality and Environmental Management

  • BS EN ISO 9001:2015
    Environment Systems operates a Quality Management System that has gained BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification (certificate number GB2002898), including aspects specific to the provision of geographic and environmental information, consultancy and services.
  • BS 8555
    Environment Systems has an Environment Management System (EMS) which is accredited to BS8555:2016 Phase 2. An EMS serves as a tool to improve environmental performance and provides a framework for how that performance can be monitored, controlled and improved.bs en iso 9001:2000
  • Environment Systems is focused on:
    • Reducing our CO2 emissions
    • Reducing car usage with fewer domestic flights and more zoom meetings where possible
    • Keeping general waste under 10% of our total waste (General, Recycling, & Food)
    • Creating a new baseline indicator for a reduced office desk hoteling environment for waste and utilities

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme that has helped Environment Systems implement protection against cyber attack. The accreditation we now have demonstrates that we take cyber security seriously.

The accreditation assessment focuses on five basic security controls which when properly implemented, help to protect against internet-based attackers.