Geospatial Systems - Eleanor Myall
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G.19a, Cassie Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Prior to becoming part of the 4th cohort of the EPSRC Geospatial Systems CDT at Newcastle University, I studied for a MPhys in Astrophysics at the University of Liverpool. As part of my degree, I completed modules in Physics and Mathematics with Astrophysics specialisms including computational Astrophysics and observational Astrophysics. My research focused on observing supernovae. This involved detecting and initiating rapid observations of a supernova and process and analyse the images to find information about the supernova pre-explosion. By studying observational Astrophysics, I began to appreciate how similar sensors and techniques are used to monitor the Earth and became interested in remote sensing and Earth observation.
I have always been interested in the Earth sciences, but I wasn’t aware of the power of geospatial data until I began researching applications of Earth observation data. Following my degree, I wanted to utilise the skills I had learnt and turn my attention to how Earth observation can be used to monitor environments and for disaster mitigation. My research will focus on combining remote sensing with in-situ measurements to monitor landslides in the Himalayas. This research will give me the opportunity to use multiple sensors and techniques and apply this to hazard monitoring. The CDT is perfectly designed to help me develop my existing skills from my Physics background and apply them to Geospatial research.
Detecting high-mountain hazard cascades using remote sensing and real-time data streams.