Maximising the benefits of cutting edge technologies
We will develop a national cohort of internationally recognised research excellence in Geospatial Systems. This cohort will collectively form the highly skilled professionals required to realise the £11 billion annual economic benefit to the UK.
Working with the geospatial industry and the applied user base, we will develop a research training environment. Our PhDs will enter UK industry as geospatial scientists, engineers and practitioners. They will have the necessary computational and mathematical skills to maximise the Big Data, Cloud Computing, AI and IoT technologies driving global double digit annual growth.
We aim to provide bespoke industry-informed cohort-wide training. This training will include topics such as:
- leadership and engagement
- Responsible Research and Innovation
Our PhD candidates will develop the skills required to translate research into operational innovative business solutions, particularly within the SME and start-up sectors.
Diversity and inclusion
Our CDT will be a beacon of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that experiences of people from different backgrounds, cultures and countries contribute to a wide range of relevant skills. Although these skills are beyond traditional academic qualifications, they are critical in a multidisciplinary cohort which spans the engineering-societal-environmental nexus.
A global community
We will develop a community of geospatial training and research via:
- outstanding international collaboration
- PhD research visits and secondments
The community will be based around excellent understanding of geospatial technology and methods, combined with appropriate mathematical and computing skills to address high economic, societal and environmental interdisciplinary research problems.