Director of Science
Tel: 0115 936 3234
E-mail Dr Andrew Howard
Andy joined BGS with a PhD in Jurassic sedimentology and palaeobiology in 1984, after working for Norsk Hydro in Bergen and Stavanger. He has specialised in urban environmental geology and coalfields, working on projects in the Midlands and northern England. He was District Geologist in the East Midlands from 1991 to 95 and Lancashire from 1996 to 2001, and from 1993 to 2000 was Secretary of the IUGS International Working Group on Urban Geology. From 2001-2005, went on to manage the SIGMA project, to develop and deploy modern digital mapping systems in BGS survey programmes. Since 2005, Andy has led BGS programmes to deliver national information on the geology, resources and properties of the subsurface environment in the UK, deploying the latest geological mapping, 3D modelling and geophysical techniques, and focussing on providing information and knowledge to support development decisions, regulation and management of this complex environment.
HOWARD, A S; WARRINGTON, G.; CARNEY, J N; AMBROSE, K; YOUNG, S.R.; PHARAOH, T C; CHENEY, C R. 2009. Geology of the Nottingham district : memoir for 1:50 000 geological sheet 126 (England and Wales). Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 212pp.
HOWARD, A S; HATTON, W; REITSMA, F; LAWRIE, K I G. 2009. Developing a geoscience knowledge framework for a national geological survey organisation. Computers and Geosciences, 35 (4). 820-835. 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.06.004
HOWARD, A S; WARRINGTON, G; AMBROSE, K; KEITH; REES, J G. 2008. A formational framework for the Mercia Mudstone Group (Triassic) of England and Wales. Keyworth, Nottingham, British Geological Survey, 33pp. (RR/08/004)
TERRINGTON, R L; NAPIER, B; HOWARD, A S; FORD, J R; HATTON, W. 2008. Why3D? : the need for solution based modeling in a national geoscience organization. In: Oleschko, K., (ed.) GIS in geology and earth sciences. Mexico, American Institute of Physics, 103-112, 9pp.
HOWARD, A S; HOUGH, E; CROFTS, R G; REEVES, H J; EVANS, D J. 2007. Geology of the Liverpool District : a brief explanation of the geological map Sheet 96 Liverpool. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 42pp.