Mr Matthew Harrison

Mr Matthew Harrison

Science Director Informatics

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3172

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Published outputs

Biography

  • 2013 – ongoing : Science Director Informatics
  • 2013 –2013 : Science Director Geoscience Products and Services
  • 2010 –2013 : Head of Information Products
  • 2008 –2010 : Team Leader of Baseline Products
  • 2004 –2008 : Senior GIS Analyst BGS
  • 1999 –2004 : Higher GIS Analyst BGS
  • 1998 –1999 : MSc University of Edinburgh, Geographical Information Science
  • 1994 –1999 : Manager Mr Wood's Fossils
  • 1989 –1994 : BSc University of Edinburgh, Geology (Hons)

Awards

  • 2014 –2014 : Crampton Prize - Institution of Civil Engineers

Boards and committees

  • 2017 – ongoing : OGC Geoscience Domain Working Group Co-chair
  • 2016 – ongoing : Geoscience Information Consortium Exec Committee Member
  • 2015 – ongoing : EU Plate Observing System Programme Development Board Member
  • 2014 – ongoing : Information Strategy Group - Natural Environment Research Centre
  • 2014 – ongoing : OneGeology Board Member
  • 2013 – ongoing : Facilitator INSPIRE Natural Risk Zones Thematic Working Group
  • 2009 – ongoing : Eurogeosurveys Spatial Information Expert Group Member
  • 2011 –2014 : Natural Hazard Partnership Board Member/Co-Chair
  • 2010 –2013 : Chair of INSPIRE Natural Hazards Risk Zones
  • 2009 –2012 : Marine Environmental Data and Information Network Board Member
  • 2008 –2011 : Association for Geographic Information Expert Group Member

Current projects and collaboration

Research interests

  • Data Science to solve Geoscience Problems
  • National Geoscience Datasets
  • Natural Geohazards
  • Spatial and Geoscience Data Standards

Skills

  • Lead in the delivery of geoscience data in the UK and globally as a board member and senior responsible officer for OneGeology
  • Management of a team of 80 developers, database and spatial data experts, data-management and curation specialists
  • Spatial Data Specialist
  • Specialise in Geoscience Data Standards in the Geohazard field
  • Steering Geoscience data interoperability across Europe as part of the Programme Development Board of the European Plate Observing System and Acting Director of the Integrated Computational Services Hub

Key papers

Tomas, Robert; Harrison, Matthew; Barredo, José I.; Thomas, Florian; Llorente Isidro, Miguel; Pfeiffer, Manuela; Čerba, Otakar. 2015 Towards a cross-domain interoperable framework for natural hazards and disaster risk reduction information. Natural Hazards, 78 (3). 1545-1563. 10.1007/s11069-015-1786-7

European Commission (2013) Data specification on Natural Risk Zones—technical guidelines. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, D2.8.III.12_v3.0, 135

Winter, M.G.; Shackman,L; Harrison, M; Macgregor, F. 2013 Landslide hazard and risk assessment on the Scottish road network. Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering, 166 (6). 522-539. 10.1680/geng.12.00063

Harrison, A.M.; Plim, J.F.M.; Harrison, M.; Jones, L.D.; Culshaw, M.G.. 2012 The relationship between shrink-swell occurrence and climate in south-east England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 123 (4). 556-575. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2012.05.002

Harrison, M, Thomas, F, Barredo, J, Bojilov, V, Camia, A, Castella, RC, Cerba, O, Exadaktylos, G, Giovando, C, Isidro, ML, Pfeiffer, M, Tomas, R. 2011. D2.8.III.12 Data Specification on Natural Risk Zones – Draft Guidelines INSPIRE Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe. Brussels, European Commission INSPIRE Natural Risk Zones V2.0 For Public consultation.

Culshaw, MG, Harrison, M. 2010. Geo-Information Systems for use by the UK Insurance Industry for subsidence risk. International Association of Engineering Geology, Auckland, New Zealand