Dr Katy Mee

Dr Katy Mee GIS Specialist / Volcanologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3305

E-mail Dr Katy Mee


  •  2008 – ongoing : GIS Specialist / Volcanologist, British Geological Survey
  •  2007 –2008 : GIS Assistant, Erewash Borough Council
  •  2006 –2007 : MSc Geographical Information Science, University of Nottingham
  •  2000 –2004 : PhD Volcanology (Volcano-ice interactions at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile), Lancaster University
  •  1997 –2000 : BSc (Hons) Geology, University of Liverpool


  • Geographic information systems and science
  • GIS analysis
  • 3D modelling techniques and model parameterisation - GOCAD/SKUA
  • Volcano-ice interactions - geological mapping of volcano-ice environments
  • Science communication

Research interests

  • GIS analysis and its applications
  • Use of GIS in hazard and risk communication
  • Volcanic hazards and hazard/risk communication
  • 3D geological modelling and stochastic property modelling
  • Volcano-ice interactions

Current projects and collaboration

  • STREVA - Strengthening resilience in volcanic areas
  • Global Volcano Model - development of a global database of volcanic hazards
  • 3D model parameterisation using stochastic methods
  • 3D modelling of the distribution and quality of sand and gravel resources
  • FutureThames - integrated geo-environmental research in the Thames catchment

Published outputs

Key papers

Mee K, Tuffen H, Gilbert JS (2006) Snow-contact volcanic facies and their use in determining past eruptive environments at Nevados de Chillán volcano, Chile. Bulletin of Volcanology 68:363–376

Mee, K, Gilbert, JS, McGarvie, DW, Naranjo, JA, Pringle, MS. 2009 Palaeoenvironment reconstruction, volcanic evolution and geochronology of the Cerro Blanco subcomplex, Nevados de Chillan volcanic complex, Central Chile. Bulletin of Volcanology, 71(8):933-952