Mr Hugh Barron

Mr Hugh Barron
Marketing Sector Manager

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 258

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Biography

  •  2012 – ongoing : Accessing Subsurface Knowledge (ASK) Coordinator
  •  2010 – ongoing : Project Leader, Responsive Surveys Scotland
  •  2008 –2010 : Deputy to Chief Geologist, Scotland
  •  2008 –2010 : Team Leader, Responsive Surveys Scotland
  •  2002 – ongoing : Sector Manager Scotland, Business Development
  •  1994 – ongoing : Geologist, BGS Edinburgh
  •  1991 –1994 : Science Administration, BGS Keyworth
  •  1986 –1991 : Stratigraphic Palynologist, BGS Keyworth
  •  1985 –1986 : MSc by Research, University of Aberdeen, Palynology
  •  1981 –1985 : Geologist, oil service company
  •  1977 –1981 : BSc (Hons) University of Aberdeen, Geology

Skills

  • 3D geological modelling and visualisation
  • Business development and commercial project management
  • Lower Palaeozoic stratigraphy and palynology
  • Responsive geological surveys, GIS applications and digital mapping

Professional association

  •  2005 – ongoing : CSci. Chartered Scientist
  •  1997 – ongoing : CGeol. Chartered Geologist
  •  1994 – ongoing : 1994 — Member, Edinburgh Geological Society

Research interests

  • 3D geological modelling, visualisation and applications to regeneration and infrastructure
  • Citizen science
  • Geodiversity and geotourism
  • Silurian and Devonian of Scotland
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)

Boards and committees

  •  2011 – ongoing : Europe Geology Director, International Appalachian Trail
  •  2011 – ongoing : External Examiner, University of Edinburgh MSc in Geographic Information Science
  •  2011 – ongoing : International Appalachian Trail Scotland
  •  2008 – ongoing : Chair, Association for Geographic Information, Scotland
  •  2007 –2011 : Scottish representative on Association for Geographic Information (AGI) Council and Director of AGI Ltd

Current projects and collaboration

  • Accessing Subsurface Knowledge (ASK) Network development with Glasgow City Council
  • Business Development Sector Manager, Scotland
  • Deep geothermal energy potential in Scotland with AECOM for the Scottish Government
  • Delivery Team, Cairngorms National Park Authority; collaborating with CEH Edinburgh on landscapes and geodiversity
  • Geological information and advice for infrastructure development
  • Scottish Geodiversity Charter with Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Geodiversity Forum and the Scottish Government

Published outputs

Key papers

GORDON, J G, BARRON, H F, HANSOM, J D and THOMAS, M F. 2012. Engaging with geodiversity – why it matters. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association Vol. 123,1–6.

MOLYNEUX, S G, BARRON, H F and SMITH, R A. 2008. Upper Llandovery–Wenlock (Silurian) palynology of the Pentland Hills inliers, Midland Valley of Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol. 44, 151–168.

BARRON, H F, PHILLIPS, E R and FLOYD, J D. 2004. The Lamington Conglomerate: further evidence for an ophiolitic source for the Ordovician Marchburn Formation, Northern Belt,
Southern Uplands. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol. 40, 7–12.

PHILLIPS, E R, BARRON, H F, SMITH, R A, AND ARKLEY, S L B. 2004. Composition and provenance of the Silurian to Devonian sequences of the Southern Midland Valley. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol. 40, 23–42.

MCCAFFREY, W D, BARRON, H F, MOLYNEUX, S G, and KNELLER, B C. 1992. Derived microfossils as provenance indicators: implications for Caledonian Terrane Reconstruction. Geological Magazine. Vol. 129, No. 4, 457–464.

BARRON, H F. 1989. Dinoflagellate cyst biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironments of the Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian to basal Portlandian) of the Helmsdale region, east Sutherland, Scotland. 193–213 in Northwest European Micropalaeontology and Palynology. Batten, D J, and Keen, M (editors). (Chichester: Ellis Horwood.)