Dr Katy Mee

Dr Katy Mee

GIS Analyst / Volcanologist

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3305

E-mail Dr Katy Mee

Biography

  • 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

Current projects and collaboration

  • International Natural Hazards Forward Look - Weekly assessment of global volcanic activity and impacts for government
  • myHAZ (Project co-Lead) - Development of a citizen science tool for sharing observations of natural hazards in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • myVolcano (Project co-Lead) - Citizen science app for reporting trans-boundary natural hazards in volcanic environments
  • Sub Saharan Risk (World Bank) - GIS analysis of exposure to volcanic hazards in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Cabo Verde
  • Coastal Vulnerability Index - Development of a GIS methodology for assessing cliff stability
  • Biosphere Isotope Domains - GIS methodology for isotope variation across Britain

Key papers

  • Mee K and Duncan M J. 2015. Increasing resilience to natural hazards through crowd-sourcing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. British Geological Survey Open Report OR/15/32
  • GVM, 2014a GVM (Global Volcano Model). 2014a. Global Volcanic Hazards and Risk. Summary background paper. Background Paper prepared for the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. Geneva, Switzerland: UNISDR
  • GVM, 2014b GVM (Global Volcano Model). 2014b. Global Volcanic Hazards and Risk. Technical background paper. Background Paper prepared for the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. Geneva, Switzerland: UNISDR.
  • Mee, K, Gilbert, J S, McGarvie, D W, Naranjo, J A, 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
  • Mee K, Tuffen H, Gilbert J S. 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

Published outputs

Research interests

  • Assessment of global volcanic activity and impacts for government
  • GIS analysis of exposure to lives, livelihoods and infrastructure from volcanic hazards
  • The role of citizen science in increasing resilience to natural hazards
  • GIS analysis and methodologies

Skills

  • GIS analysis and visualisation
  • Assessment of volcanic hazards and impacts
  • Science communication