Dr Colm Jordan

Dr Colm Jordan Team Leader EPOM

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3227

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  •  BGS Project Leader, ESA IAP Integrated Space Assets for Civil Contingencies
  •  BGS Project Leader, Global Earthquake Model - Inventory Data Capture Tools
  •  EO-MINERS FP7 - Work Package Leader
  •  2007 –current :  Team Leader of Earth and Planetary Observation and Monitoring
  •  2002 :  PhD (part-time) University of London, Queen Mary
  •  1999 –2007 :  Senior Remote Sensing Geologist, BGS
  •  1998 :  Remote Sensing Consultant, Geological Consultants (Ireland) Ltd.
  •  1996 –1998 :  College Lecturer (part-time), University College Dublin
  •  1994 :  MSc University of Aberdeen, Environment Remote Sensing
  •  1994 –1998 :  Remote Sensing Geologist, Geological Survey of Ireland
  •  1993 :  Archaeologist, Irish Archaeological Wetland Unit
  •  1993 :  Quaternary/Glacial Geologist, Geological Survey of Ireland
  •  1992 :  BA (Hons) University College Dublin, Geography & Archaeology

Boards and committees

  •  Member, NERC Airborne Remote Sensing Research Facility Steering Committee
  •  Member, NERC NEODASS Steering Committee
  •  Vice-Chair of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)


  •  3D visualisation
  •  Digital mapping and GIS
  •  Geological mapping in Quaternary terrains
  •  Geomorphological mapping
  •  Image acquisition, processing and interpretation
  •  Research and project leadership

Current projects and collaboration

Professional association

  •  Fellow of RSPSoc
  •  Industrial Associate, Dept. of Geography, University of Leicester

Research interests

  •  Digital geological mapping
  •  Geomorphology
  •  Quaternary geology and glaciology
  •  Remote Sensing: airborne and satellite
  •  Visualisation (3D)

Published outputs

Key papers

CLARK C D, HUGHES A, GREENWOOD S, JORDAN C J and SEJRUP H P (2012) Pattern and timing of retreat of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet, v44 pp112-146

CARNEY J N, JORDAN C J, THOMAS C W, CONDON D J, KEMP S J and DUODO J A (2010) Lithostratigraphy, sedimentation and evolution of the Volta Basin in Ghana. Precambrian Res, 183 (4). 701-724. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2010.08.012

HUGHES, A.L.C., CLARK, C.D. and JORDAN, C.J. (2010) Subglacial bedforms of the last British Ice Sheet, v2010, 543-563. 10.4113/jom.2010.1111.

JORDAN C J, CARNEY J, THOMAS C and McDONNELL P (2008) Application of remote sensing and field mapping to a revision of the geology of the Volta Basin. In: Kalsbeek (ed) The Voltaian Basin, Ghana. pp 87-90. ISBN 978-87-7871-233-2

JORDAN C J, CARNEY J, TURNER P, BATESON L, McDONNELL P and THOMAS C (2008) Application of digital data to the Airborne Geophysics Project in the Volta Basin. In: Kalsbeek (ed) The Voltaian Basin, Ghana. pp 91-94. ISBN 978-87-7871-233-2.

CLARK C D, EVANS D J,A, KHATWA A, BRADWELL T, JORDAN C J, MARSH S H, MITCHELL W A, and BATEMAN M D (2004) Glacial map of Britain and GIS database. Boreas Vol 33 No. 4 pp269-380.