Mrs Laura Williams

Mrs Laura Williams

Geoscientist

Location: BGS Cardiff

Tel: 029 2167 4280

E-mail Mrs Laura Williams

ORCID: 0000000168499467

Biography

  • 1999 : BSc University of Glamorgan, Geoscience
  • 2004 : Assistant Scientific Officer, British Geological Survey
  • 2008 : MSc University of Glamorgan, Environmental Planning
  • 2013 : Geoscientist, British Geological Survey

Awards

  • 2007 : RICS Environmental Award for Research 2007: Second prize

Current projects and collaboration

  • – ongoing Quality Assurance checking of 3D Geological models
  • – ongoing Collection, organisation and recording of borehole data from Local Authorities
  • – ongoing Management and collation of complex national datasets
  • – ongoing ArcGIS capture and digitisation of spatial data on a national scale
  • – ongoing Communicating Science to the public
  • – ongoing National Sinkholes Database. Data collation and recording.
  • – ongoing Populating the National Karst Database (NKD)for parts of the South Wales region.

Experience

  • 2015 –2016 : Geothermal feasibility study of Cardiff.
  • 2013 –2015 : Analysis and interpretation of coal property data from South Wales
  • 2011 –2012 : South Wales RIGS Project
  • 2009 –2015 : Populating the Mines and Quarries Database (BritPits) for the Wales region
  • 2012 –2015 : Populating the National Coal Properties Database as part of the SEREN project
  • 2014 : Input data into the National Landslide Database. Making contact with councils about accessing data.
  • 2016 – ongoing : 3D Modelling - Construction and QA of the Cardiff 3D Superficial Deposits Model. QA of geological models.

Published outputs

  • Boon, D, Farr, G, Patton, A, Kendall, R, James, L, Abesser, C, Busby, J, Schoļ¬eld, D, White, D, Gooddy, D, James, D, Williams, B, Tucker, D, Knowles, S, and Harcombe, G. 2016. The contribution of geology and groundwater studies to city-scale ground heat network strategies: A case study from Cardiff, UK. Talk abstract EGU 2016.

Research interests

  • Geoscience
  • Environmental Planning
  • 3D geological modelling