Maria de Farago Botella is a geologist specialising in geological mapping. She graduated from Universidad Complutense Madrid and gained an MSc in Remote Sensing from Imperial College/UCL in London. She has worked on satellite applications in the Earth Observation sector for the last 23 years, specialising in SAR imagery and InSAR technology. She has worked for the NPA Group and Altamira Information and currently works for Telespazio Vega UK as a technical manager.