Fathom was formed out of the University of Bristol Hydrology Research Group, a world-leading authority in modelling flood risk.

Prof. Paul Bates, Co-founder of Fathom
Professor Paul Bates CBE FRS
Dr Christopher Sampson, Cofounder at Fathom
Dr Christopher Sampson
Dr Andrew Smith, Cofounder of Fathom
Dr Andrew Smith
Jeff Neal
Dr Jeff Neal
Dr Niall Quinn
Dr Niall Quinn
Dr Oliver Wing, Chief Research Officer at Fathom
Dr Oliver Wing
Dr James Savage, Senior Developer
Dr James Savage
Gavin Lewis, Director of Sales
Gavin Lewis
Gaia Olcese, Developer at Fathom
Gaia Olcese
Portrait of Stewart Whitfield
Stuart Whitfield
Jeison Sosa, Developer at Fathom
Dr Jeison Sosa
In 2012, a group of researchers had a discussion about some of the major obstacles that needed to be overcome in the field of flood modelling and, subsequently, set about trying to solve them.

They discussed the best ways to make cutting-edge methods of flood risk modelling more widely available.

By 2013, this conversation had led to the formation of Fathom. Our aim was to become a leading research-led company, providing transparent and world-leading methods wherever they are required.

Since then, the company has grown significantly and now works with (re)insurers, international development agencies, conservation agencies, emergency responders and multi-national corporations on a global basis.

Academic research remains as important to us now as when we started.  In the face of the increasing challenges posed by climate change, this commitment ensures we are providing our customers and partners with market-leading flood models based on the latest science.
Joseph Paulo, Developer at Fathom.
Joseph Paulo
Portrait of Holly Taylor, Marketing Manger at Fathom
Holly Taylor
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