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Eleanor Myall

G.19a, Cassie Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU

Biography

About Ellie

Prior to joining the 4th cohort of the EPSRC Geospatial Systems CDT at Newcastle University, I studied for a MPhys in Astrophysics at the University of Liverpool. During my degree, I completed modules in Physics and Mathematics with Astrophysics specialisms including computational Astrophysics and observational Astrophysics. My research primarily focused on observing supernovae. This involved detecting and promptly observing a supernova and processing and analysing the images to extract 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. 

 

Although always intrigued by Earth sciences, I only fully realized the potential of geospatial data when researching applications of Earth observation and remote sensing. Following my degree, I wanted to utilise the skills I had learnt and turn my attention to how remote sensing can be used to monitor environments and for disaster mitigation.  

 

My MRes research focused on utilising multi-spectral imagery to detect rockfall scars in deglaciating catchments. As part of this research, I visited the Miage Glacier in Italy to collect data. I found this project exceptionally interesting, with numerous possibilities for future development and exploration. My PhD research plans to continue the ideas from this project to create a low-cost rockfall monitoring system which will have wide-reaching applications particularly for risk mitigation. 

Research

MRes Research

Utilising Multi-Spectral Imagery to Detect Rockfalls in Deglaciating Mountain Glacier Catchments.

 

PhD Research

A novel, low-cost rockfall monitoring method.

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