Giving you the view that counts

About Nearview

Established in 2015, Nearview’s mission is to provide expert aerial drone services and solutions that will lead us to a better tomorrow.

We deploy light, small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with advanced remote sensing capabilities and offer surveying, mapping, analysis, and monitoring to organizations and individuals around the world.

Our specialization is in supporting natural resource management, alternative energy initiatives, infrastructure projects, cultural research, and environmental justice campaigns.

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Stefan Claesson is the principal scientist and owner of Nearview. He specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote-sensing applications.

Stefan is a PhD of Natural Resources and has worked as an environmental scientist in New England for 25 years. He received his doctorate in 2008 from the University of New Hampshire, and his work includes more than 50 peer-reviewed research publications, presentations, and technical reports.

Stefan’s research interests include cultural and natural resource management, sustainable development, and maritime archaeology and history.

Stefan has worked on projects across the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, Caribbean, Latin America, Canada, Asia, and Europe.


  • UAS Mapping Scientist, ASPRS
  • Remote Pilot, Part 107, FAA
  • 40-hr HAZMAT Certified, OSHA
  • Approved Cultural Heritage consultant in ME, NH, and VT
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Want to be part of the team? Nearview seeks highly qualified pilots and scientists.



  • Remote Pilot In Command/GIS Analyst

You love to make maps and analyze remotely sensed data. Nearview is seeking resumes from individuals with a M.A. or Ph.D. in environmental sciences, or related field, with at least 3 years of experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and analysis of 3D point cloud data (LiDAR and SfM). You should have a current FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot license, and preferably certification as an ASPRS “Certified Mapping Scientist Lidar” or “Certified Mapping Scientist – UAS.” If not currently certified by ASPRS, as a condition of hire, you will be required to sit for and pass an ASPRS certification.


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