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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Mr Chris Tomsett BSc Geography, MSc Geospatial Analysis

Postgraduate Research Student

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Chris Tomsett is a Postgraduate Research Student within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

(2013-2016) BSc Geography (Hons) from Southampton University

Dissertation: Does the Presence of Mangrove Forests increase the resilience of rice crops to Tropical Cyclones on the Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar?

(2016-2017) MSc Geospatial Analysis (Distinction) from University College London

Dissertation: Bridging The Gap: How can remotely sensed datasets supplement the current ground survey techniques of ecologists?

(2016-2017) GIS Analyst at Jacobs Engineering

Research interests

Autonomous and Unmanned Systems, Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry, Geomorphology, GIS

PhD research

Title: Development of a UAV based topographic sensor for monitoring dynamic environments.

Supervisors: Dr Julian Leyland, Prof Jim Scanlan

Funding: NEXUSS (NERC) 

Summary: High resolution spatial and temporal data is essential to geomorphological understanding, and therefore being able to acquire such data would be of great benefit to research. This project aims to create a small scale UAV  platform that can collect millions of accurate points per flight with an on-board laser scanner and be able to repeat this process when necessary. In conjunction with data from visible and thermal cameras, there is scope to develop a system which responds to the landscape its surveying in real time, to provide more valuable data collection.

Research group

Earth Surface Dynamics

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