- Very long baseline kinematic positioning using GPS
- Data integration for extracting reliable geophysical data from long-range LiDAR and aerial photography surveys
- Extraction of sea ice physical properties from aerial imagery
I arrived in geophysics the long way around, taking my undergrad degree in Psychology at the Australian National University, working as a web developer for some time, and then diving back into the study of marine glaciology using digital image analysis at the University of Tasmania. Now, I've stepped into the realm of surveying and mapping for my PhD candidature.
I'm extremely interested in earth processes - I spend as much time as possible out in the natural world, hiking, climbing, biking, skiing. So it was a natural progression for me to move from human sciences to natural sciences.
My PhD project is aimed at generating an ability to perform very accurate long-range aerial surveys of very remote and inaccessible regions. This should achieve two aims: First, a way to repeatedly measure small environmental changes in remote regions; and second, being able to do so in a way that requires few resources.
I live in a small country town in Victoria and work from my upstairs studio as an off-campus candidate for the University of Tasmania. I have a great view of the mountains, and I'm close to my small, and growing family. Its a very fortunate life...