Occupation/Profession Geoscientist/Geologist, Remote Sensing Specialist, Geology & GIS Trainer/Tutor
Director, Consultant Geologist
Independent consultant to natural resource exploration and educational establishments in geology, mapping, remote sensing, GIS, photogrammetry, image interpretation and training. Project work offered to clients includes field data gathering, play mapping advice, personal tuition. Wider project work can also include structural geology, and other GIS solutions.
Qualified to run online training courses with multiple participants in different time zones.
Bursary funded research thesis using RS and GIS, with additional taught subjects in remote
sensing and GIS.
Thesis: Use of Remote Sensing and GIS for Exploration of Diamonds in the West African Shield.
B.Sc. (Hons.) 2.1, Remote Sensing and Geology, University of Greenwich, UK 1996-1999
Thesis: Use of Remote Sensing for the Geological Study of the Vredefort Impact Structure,
1995: Level/Yr 1 Science Foundation Course; 1996: Level/Yr 2 Geology, Astronomy and Planetary Science.
GIS Trainer & Senior GIS Consultant
GIS Trainer in ArcGIS for geoscientists in oil and gas exploration and production, including Play Mapping, Remote Sensing, Data Management, Coordinate Reference Systems, Spatial Analysis, Surface Analysis and 3D Analysis. Consulted on GIS data structure for companies and worked on the project for the North Caspian Operating Company.
Advising and consulting on uses of GIS and Remote Sensing for diamond mine operations in Sierra Leone.
Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate GIS, Remote Sensing and Geology; project supervision.
Management of the MSc GIS/Remote Sensing programme. Field trip supervision in Spain and the UK.
GIS software installation; maintenance and upkeep of remote sensing/GIS labs and computer network; teaching GIS/remote sensing BSc/MSc to students and staff; student supervision; working with researchers on GIS-related projects; digital photogrammetry & 3-D visualisation of terrains for geomorphology.
Image Analyst: Photo-interpretation of Landsat TM, ERS, IRS, SPOT & RADARSAT imagery for European Union Agricultural Monitoring Project. Sun Workstations running in-house interpretation software, ERDAS Imagine and ArcINFO. Field work and ground-truthing, map digitising, editing vector data, analysis of visible and microwave wavelengths.
Tutor: Running GCSE Astronomy and Beginners Astronomy courses.
Natural Resources International, Chatham Maritime Campus, Kent, UK (part time) 1997-1998
Database Clerk: Responsible for entering consultant data, journals and NRI projects using Microsoft Access.
Part-time, except full-time summer job in 1997.
Field Work Experience
South Africa 1998-2000
Republic of Ireland 2006
Currently taking the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Study (2014 to date)
Certified Online Facilitator (2013)
Foundation Award in Training Delivery Skills (2008)
Geotechnics & Geology Module for Civil Engineering (2007)
IDL Programming (2006)
GIS for Geoexploration, Geological Survey for Ireland (2006)
Academic Programme Leader (2005-2006)
Various GIS and Esri ArcGIS courses (1996 to date)
Professional and other memberships:
Fellow of the Geological Society of London
Fellow of the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society
Member of Petroleum & Exploration Society of Great Britain
Member of Kent Geologist’s Group
Member of US Planetary Society
Member of UK Planetary Forum
Secretary, and former Chairman of Mid-Kent Astronomical Society
Driving: Current, clean licence
Languages: speak Norwegian; read Danish, Swedish
Interests: geology and earth history, geography, karate and martial arts; astronomy and cosmology, planetary science and space exploration, tennis, English history, freelance travel photography, classic cars, travel to new places (widely travelled internationally).
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