About Earthmover

Earthmover was founded in 2022 by Dr. Ryan Abernathey and Dr. Joe Hamman, two climate scientists who wanted to build a data platform to help accelerate progress on scientific research and solutions around climate change. We incorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) to ensure that the company always stays true to our mission.

Mission Statement

To empower people to use scientific data to solve humanity’s greatest challenges


At Earthmover, we envision a world in which scientific data can be explored, visualized, analyzed, shared, and built-upon effortlessly. Our cloud data platform will provide a foundation for people and organizations to create new scientific knowledge and data-driven products which will help humans thrive in sustainable harmony with each other and with our planet. Our company will cultivate a healthy and inclusive work culture and become a key trusted partner to industry, government, and academia while contributing broadly to a multi-stakeholder open-source ecosystem.

The Team

By bringing together expertise in scientific applications and research with deep experience in platform and systems engineering, the Earthmover team has a unique capability to both understand and solve the problems faced by scientific data teams. Our founders, Dr. Ryan Abernathey and Dr. Joe Hamman, have spent their careers doing cutting-edge research in climate science, remote sensing, and cloud-native data analytics, and maintain numerous critical open-source scientific Python packages, including Xarray, Zarr, and the Pangeo Project. They are joined by a team of engineers who have built foundational scientific data infrastructure at AWS, Google, Climate Corporation, and Planet, as well as core contributors to the open-source scientific python stack.

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Ryan Abernathey

Co-Founder & CEO

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Joe Hamman

Co-Founder & CTO

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Orestis Herodotou

Senior Founding Engineer

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Sebastian Galkin

Software Engineer

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Brian Davis

Software Engineer

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Deepak Cherian

Forward Engineer

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Ilana Rood

Chief of Staff

The Investors