Who are we
Managing director Romi Rancken
Romi is our geographical information specialist. He has 18 years of experience from working with and teaching others about geographical information systems.
Head of research Lauri Rapeli
Having worked 10 years with academic survey research, Lauri is responsible for our surveys.
Head of information systems Jesse Nissinen
Jesse manages the company’s information systems. He has been working with and developing websites and web-based systems since the 1990’s.
At Coastwise we believe that if people
- have access to relevant information
- have means of interacting with that information in various ways
- are offered an environment that supports exchange of information, personal views and knowledge,
then this enhances the quality of discussions, meetings and decisions and strengthens democracy and sustainability.
This is how we think:
We especially emphasize the geographical aspect of information as it is relevant for understanding states and processes in our common environment.
We promote the production and use of open data.
We are inspired by the possibilities new technology offers, but nevertheless we put people before technology.
We believe that good visualizations are a key to understanding
The collection, production and analysis of geographical data
Surveys and analysis of survey data
The construction and maintenance of platforms for place-based activities
Touch-screen solutions for interactive, visual collaboration
What have we done?
We did an analysis of a forested area in Siberia based on satellite images.
The map-based survey tool Harava
We have given presentations to Harava users explaining the principles of building a good survey, and conducted a traffic hazard survey among school children: http://bit.ly/2lg4zVm
We designed a survey for Ilmajoki where the municipality collected opinions on the establishment of wind farms.
We did a Story Map of Gullö Mansion and its famous flower valley.
Romi Rancken, CEO
+358 400 6000 32