Research

The Geospatial Engineering group undertakes a wide range of research which covers multiple disciplines, from the design of databases to the capture and analysis of remotely sensed images. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and as a consequence, we collaborate with a range academics and industry partners both within the UK and internationally.

Our strong cohort of post-doctoral and PhD researchers underpin our research and are active in communicating our research goals to a much broader audience. A summary of our research is available in the pdf brochure download below, or for greater detailed information on our research activites, follow the links below:

  • Geoinformatics research
  • Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry research

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Research Brochure PDF 3,464Kb

A brochure summarising some of our research work in geospatial engineering.

 

Research Portfolio

UK research bodies such as the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) represent our core funding sources. However, we are also highly succesful in obtaining support from other bodies and public organisations. Ongoing and recent research projects are summarised below. Further details can be obtained by clicking on the individual project links.

Dual-wavelength laser scanning for forest health monitoring

Project Leader: Dr Rachel Gaulton
Sponsors:
Natural Environment Research Council
Website:
http://salca-salford.blogspot.com/
Duration:
2012-2013
Contact:
Dr Rachel Gaulton

ITRC: UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium: Long term Dynamics of Interdependent Infrastructure Systems

Geospatial Engineering Lead: Dr Stuart Barr
Sponsors: Engineering and Physical Science Research Council
Partners:
Cardiff University, University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, University of Sussex
Website: www.itrc.org.uk/
Duration: 2011-2016
Contact: Mr David Alderson

Newcastle University Integrated Database and Assessment Platform (NUIDAP)

Geospatial Engineering Lead: Mr Phil James
Sponsors: Medway Council
Duration: 2011 - ongoing
Contact: Mr David Alderson

ARCADIA: Adaptation and Resilience in Cities: Analysis and Decision Making Using Integrated Assessment

Geospatial Engineering Lead: Dr Stuart Barr
Sponsors: EPSRC Adaptation and Resilience to a Changing Climate (ARCC)
Partners:
University of Oxford, University of East Anglia, University of Cambridge, University College London, Met Office Greater London Authority, Royal Town Planning Institute, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Town and Country Planning Association, Department for Communities and Local Government, AECOM
Website: http://www.arcc-cn.org.uk/project-summaries/arcadia/
Duration: 2009-2012
Contact: Mr Alistair Ford

Remote Asset Inspection for Transport Corridor Environments

Principal Investigator: Prof Jon Mills
Sponsors: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/D023726/1)
Partners:
Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), Environment Agency, Halcrow, Highways Agency, London Underground, Network Mapping, Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).
Duration:
2006-2009

Contact: Researchers

SCORCHIO: Sustainable Cities: Options for Responding to Climate Change Impacts and Outcomes

Geospatial Engineering Lead: Dr Stuart Barr
Sponsors: Engineering and Physical Science Research Council
Partners:
University of Manchester, University of East Anglia, University of Sheffield, Met Office
Website: www.arcc-cn.org.uk/project-summaries/scorchio/
Duration: 2007- 2010
Contact: Dr Stuart Barr

SWERVE: Severe Weather Events Risk and Vulnerability Estimator

Geospatial Engineering Lead: Dr Stuart Barr
Sponsors: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Website: www.extreme-weather-impacts.net/twiki/bin/view/Main/PP4Hazards
Duration: 2008-2010
Contact: Mr Alistair Ford

Tyndall Centre Cities Programme

Geospatial Engineering Lead: Dr Stuart Barr
Sponsors: Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Website: www.ncl.ac.uk/ceser/researchprogramme/outputs/launch%20brochure%202.5mb.pdf
Duration: 2005-2009
Contact: Mr Alistair Ford

UKCP09: UK Climate Impacts Programme

Geospatial Engieering Lead: Mr Phil James
Sponsors: DEFRA UKCP Data Delivery Program
Website: www.ukcip.org.uk/
Duration: 2007-2009
Contact: Mr David Alderson

NCL SenseCloud Framework

Geospatial Engieering Lead: Mr Phil James
Website: http://ceg-sense.ncl.ac.uk/geoanorak/
Duration: 2012+
Contact: Mr Phil James

Thermal imaging

Geospatial Engieering Lead: Dr Rachel Gaulton
Sponsors: The Royal Society
Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ceg/research/geomatics/uav
Duration: 2013 - 2014
Contact: Dr Rachel Gaulton