Marieta Garcia-Bajo

Ms Marieta Garcia-Bajo

Geological Modeller

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3358

E-mail Marieta Garcia-Bajo

Summary

Marieta is a geologist originally from Spain that has over 17 years of experience in modelling geological data. She has worked and led many different projects on her career being her work on the Superficial Deposits Thickness & rockhead map together with the Geological indicators of flooding products her main areas of research. Her most recent interests are in the areas of pluvial flooding and in defining the extents of the Anthropocene.

Biography

  •  2014 –2017 : National Geological Model defining the rockhead surface.
  •  2014 –2017 : Anthropocene project leader: aiming to push BGS into in a new way of mapping by trying to capture the human geological layer, a layer that identifies where human activity may have moderated the land surface/environment.
  •  2014 –2017 : Domesday project leader: investigating potential data linkages and analyses for combining geological, environmental and demographic data to aid the analysis of natural capital and geology
  •  2014 –2014 : 3D modelling of Aquifers and shales: a set of national scale maps showing the spatial relationships between Principal Aquifers and major shale units in England and Wales.
  •  2010 –2014 : Peat: linking ecosystem services and geology.
  •  2010 –2011 : Pluvial flooding project leader: using lidar data to model urban pluvial flooding.
  •  2006 –2008 : Geological indicators of flooding, GIF Project leader and co-author.
  •  2004 –2008 : Superficial thickness models project leader and Author.
  •  2001 –2004 : GIS and 3D modeller, BGS
  •  1999 –2001 : Assistant Geologist ASO,BGS
  •  1998 –1999 : Leonardo Grant, Assistant Geologist at BGS
  •  1997 –1998 : Mining exploration Geologist, Andean Silver Ltd. Bolivia
  •  1995 –1996 : Erasmus program. Geology Department, University College Galway, Ireland
  •  1992 –1997 : 5-year degree Geology, Structural and mining geology. University of Oviedo.

Research interests

  • The Anthropocene
  • Defining the Rockhead surface and the Superficial Deposits thickness
  • Natural capital and its interaction with geology
  • Surface water flooding, Pluvial flooding
  • River Flooding

Skills

  • Spatial data analysis
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Languages: Spanish (native), Portuguese (medium), French (basic)
  • Communicating science to the public
  • 3D geological modelling

Current projects and collaboration

  • The anthropocene project push BGS into in a new way of mapping by trying to depict the anthropocene. To capture a layer that identifies where human activity may have moderated the land surface/environment.
  • Collaboration with the Health and Safety Laboratories, HSL investigating potential data linkages and analyses for combining geological, environmental and demographic data.
  • NGM national Rockhead surface model

Published outputs

Key papers

Lawley, R.S., Garcia-Bajo, M., Lawley, R.S., Walsby, J.C., Harrison, M. 2009. British Geological Survey. Natural Environment Research Council. National superficial deposit thickness model (version 5): a user guide: British Geological Survey report OR/09/049 - Barcode Shelfmark Location.

Garcia-Bajo, M., Walsby, J.C. 2008. Exploiting geoscience collections: from paper collections to 3D models [abstract]: In: Exploiting Geoscience Collections: 12th and 13th May 2008, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London: abstract book / Exploiting Geoscience Collections (London) (2008). [s.l.]: [s.n.], 2008. p 4-5.

Garcia-Bajo, M., and Booth, K.A. Geological Indicators of Flooding Version 5, Methodology Review Information Products Programme Internal Report IR/09/010.

Colman, T.B., Garcia-Bajo, M., Hargreaves, R.L., Mankelow, J.M., Nice, M., Talbot, J.C. 2007. British Geological Survey. Direccao Nacional de Geologia. Mozambique Documentation Centre and Mineral Information System Project: Final Report: British Geological Survey report CR/07/076.

Hough, E., Terrington, R.L., Garcia-Bajo, M. 2006. British Geological Survey. A 3D model of the Preesall Halite: a review of the modelling process: British Geological Survey report CR/06/087. Barcode Shelfmark Location.

Coats, J.S., Garcia-Bajo, M., Sassoon, M., Klinck, B.A. 2005. British Geological Survey. Environmental management and information system for the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mozambique: British Geological Survey report CR/05/058.

Evans, D.J., Hough, E., Crofts, R.G., Terrington, R.L., Williams, G.A., Garcia-Bajo, M., Musson, R.M.W., Royles, C.P., Robson, C., Robins, N.S., Feigl, A. 2005. British Geological Survey. IMC. Mott MacDonald. The geology of the Preesall Saltfield area: British Geological Survey report CR/05/183N.

Garcia-Bajo, M., Lawley, R.S., Walsby, J.C., Turner, P. 2004. British Geological Survey. Generation of superficial deposits-thickness maps and rockhead elevation contours for England, Scotland and Wales: GeoHazards project: British Geological Survey report IR/04/082R - Barcode Shelfmark Location.

Bridge, D.M., Humpage, A.J., Sheppard, T.H., Lelliott, M., Garcia-Bajo, M. 2003. British Geological Survey. Lowland catchment research (LOCAR) geological framework study River Tern catchment, east Shropshire: British Geological Survey Report CR/02/183N.