Mr Tim Duffy

Mr Tim Duffy

Senior Scientific Officer

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 378

E-mail Mr Tim Duffy


  • BSc and MSc in Ecology and Computer Science
  • Member of UK Location Programme Architecture & Interoperability Board
  •  2011 : PhD 'An Environmental Information System for Planners' (University of Edinburgh)
  •  2000 : BGS Murchison House working on BGS GIS information system projects including World bank and EU funded projects in India, Georgia, Africa
  •  1983 –2012 : NERC


  • Conceptual Model Development
  • GIS Application
  • Project Administration
  • Systems and Data Analysis
  • Web GIS Development

Research interests

  • GIS, XML and the WWW including INSPIRE and OneGeology implementation

Current projects and collaboration

  • Co-chair OneGeology (Global) Technical Working Group
  • Member of INSPIRE (EU) Services Team of the INSPIRE Initial Operating Capability Team
  • Member of IUGS-CGI Interoperability Working Group (managing development of GeoSciML)
  • Member of UK Location Programme Download Services Task and Finish Group
  • Member of UK Location Programme Metadata Working Group
  • Member of a NERC SIS group
  • Project leader for (OGC) Interoperability, AEGOS (EU African-European SDI project), Scottish Government SSDI
  • Task leader for Geospatial data web services and INSPIRE, OneGeology (Global) Technical

Professional association

  • Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) including Chartered Information System Practitioner (CITP) status.