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Professor Stuart Marsh

Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham, NG7 2TU


About Stuart

An internationally recognised expert in developing geoscience applications for Earth Observation (EO) and, since 2013, Professor of Geospatial Engineering, Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham. Starting at the British Geological Survey (BGS) in 1991, I have developed EO applications to geological and soils mapping, 3D and elevation modelling, geological hazard mitigation, mineral, energy and water resources, waste management and environmental change.


From 2008-2013 I was responsible for leading the BGS’s development of digital mapping, EO, shallow geophysical monitoring, 3D, property and process modelling and immersive, stereo 3D visualisation systems, directing on average £1M/year of BGS’s NERC National Capability funding. During this time, I Chaired EuroGeoSurveys’ Earth Observation Expert Group and the International Union of Geological Sciences’ and UNESCO’s joint Programme on the Geological Applications of Remote Sensing. I also helped develop, win and deliver a series of European Space Agency (6) and EC Framework Programme (10) research projects on the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the EC’s flagship Copernicus (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) Programme. I have now graduated 7 PhD students and currently supervise another 7 at various stages of their PhD journey. I have been external PhD examiner for the Universities of Durham, Delft, Imperial (2), the Indian Institute of Technology, Istanbul Technical University, Lisbon, Nottingham, Open (2), Kings, Portsmouth, Hull and Twente (4).


I have over 100 publications, from journal papers and books to BGS publications and maps, invited keynotes and international strategy documents. On behalf of the UK (selected by Defra, the UK Space Agency and the NERC), I currently sit on the GEO Programme Board.


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