Geospatial Engineering research encompasses the acquisition, processing, management and analysis of geospatial data in order to deliver relevant information and tools for decision makers. Examples include spatial modelling of coupled human and natural environments to simulate and predict the effects of climate change; integrating real-time sensor data for enhanced modelling of our environment; using aerial and satellite sensors to assess dynamic landscape changes in remote areas; and exploiting new laser scanning techniques for applications as diverse as characterising urban areas, and assessing forestry health.
The group is based within the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University and is made up of a tightly-knit cohort of research scientists (including academics, and post-doctoral and PhD researchers). We work towards delivering high quality outputs and strive to ensure the wider relevancy and impact of our work. We are an Open Source Geospatial Lab and this is a central theme in much of our research development. As a Russell Group university, Newcastle places strong emphasis on research-led teaching, and most of the group members are actively involved in facilitating this through our related undergraduate and postgraduate courses. While tightly interwoven and complementary, our research activites are comprised of two main strands: Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry. Many of our projects involve cross-over between these themes, and we work closely as a group. We also engage with a range of UK and international collaborators from a broad range of disciplines to undertake high quality science and deliver wide-reaching benefits.