Tim Duffy

Mr Tim Duffy

Head of Geoscience Interoperability

Location: BGS 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 : NERC - From October 2017 working part time (studying) usually in Edinburgh Office on a Wednesday

Current projects and collaboration

  • Member of AGI 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, OneGeology Project Manager and DEFRA INSPIRE guidance

Professional association

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

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