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     Date Submitted:19-02-2015
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     Current job:Geology GIS Remote Sensing Consultant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsRemote Sensing, GIS, Tuition, Astronomy, Geology, Planetary Science, Cartography, 3D Modelling
    CV

    Occupation/Profession         Geoscientist/Geologist, Remote Sensing Specialist, Geology & GIS Trainer/Tutor

    Nationality                             British

     

    Current Employment

     

    Unfolding Earth Limited, London & South East, UK                     2014-date

    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.

     

    Higher Education and Other Related Qualifications

     

    Certified Online Facilitator; the Learning and Performance Institute, Coventry, UK                         2013

    Qualified to run online training courses with multiple participants in different time zones.

     

    Foundation Award in Training Delivery Skills; the Training Foundation, Coventry, UK                 2008

    Professionally recognised training course for trainers.

     

    M.Sc. by Research (MRes) Merit, Remote Sensing & GIS, University of Greenwich, UK             1999-2000

    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,

    South Africa.

     

    The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK                               1995-1996

    1995: Level/Yr 1 Science Foundation Course; 1996: Level/Yr 2 Geology, Astronomy and Planetary Science.

     

    Previous Employment (related employment first)

     

    Exprodat Consulting Ltd., London, UK (full time)                2008-2014

    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.

     

    Kola Enterprises Ltd. (part time, consulting basis)                     2007-2008

    GIS and Geological Remote Sensing Consultant

    Advising and consulting on uses of GIS and Remote Sensing for diamond mine operations in Sierra Leone.

     

    Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Greenwich, Kent, UK (full time)     2005-2008

    Lecturer in Remote Sensing, GIS & Geology; GIS/RS MSc Programme Leader         

    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.

     

    Dept. of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway (full time)              2001-2005

    GIS and Remote Sensing Lab Manager; GIS/RS Lecturer          

    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.

     

     

    National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Farnborough, UK (fixed contract)           1998

    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.

     

    Adult Education, Kent County Council, Rainham, Kent (part time)           1995-1999

    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

     

    UK 1995-2014

    Spain 1998-2008

    South Africa 1998-2000

    Republic of Ireland 2006

    Norway 2001-2006

     

    Additional Information

     

    All Courses:

    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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