Tim Duffy

Mr Tim Duffy

Senior Scientific Officer

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 378

E-mail Tim Duffy


  • BSc and MSc in Ecology and Computer Science
  • Member of DEFRA INSPIRE Architecture & Interoperability Board
  •  2011 : PhD 'An Environmental Information System for Planners' (University of Edinburgh)
  •  2000 : BGS Lyell Centre (Edinburgh) working on BGS GIS information system projects including World bank and EU funded projects in India, Georgia, Africa...
  •  1983 –2016 : NERC

Current projects and collaboration

  • Co-chair OneGeology (Global) Technical Working Group
  • Member of DEFRA INSPIRE Metadata Working Group
  • Member of INSPIRE (EU) Maintenance Implementation Team - Technical (UK second representative)
  • Member of IUGS-CGI Interoperability Working Group (managing development of GeoSciML)
  • Project Manager for OGC Interoperability, Scottish Government SSDI, OneGeology Technical and administration and DEFRA INSPIRE guidance
  • Task leader for BGS Geospatial data web services and INSPIRE

Research interests

  • BGS Head of Geoscience Interoperability
  • GIS, XML and the WWW including INSPIRE and OneGeology implementation.


  • Conceptual Model Development
  • GIS Application
  • Project Administration
  • Systems and Data Analysis
  • Web GIS Development

Professional association

  • Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) including Chartered Information System Practitioner (CITP) status.