Tuesday 28 Jan 2014: Remote Sensing Applications of the Environment Agency
Alastair Duncan - Environment Agency, Bath
Harrison 170 14:00-15:00
Remote sensing offers an efficient and cost effective way of delivering spatial data for environmental monitoring and mapping. The Environment Agency has an established remote sensing team that carries out operational remote sensing projects, such as LIDAR and CASI surveys, using a number of different platforms. This talk will discuss this work and the environmental management applications they are used for. Applications include flood risk mapping, habitat mapping, identifying waste crime, archaeology, forestry, coastal zone management, etc.
Brief bio: Alastair Duncan graduated with an MSc in GIS from Leicester University in 1993 and joined the National Rivers Authority in July 1994, as a GIS officer for the National Centre for Instrumentation and Marine Surveillance. This group evolved into the Environment Agency’s National Centre for Environmental Data and Surveillance, then Science Group – Technology, and now Geomatics , a specialist business unit with National Operations. This is the team that has pioneered the use of LIDAR mapping, and other remote sensing and GIS applications, within the Environment Agency over the past 2 decades.