Dr Katy Mee

Dr Katy Mee

GIS Specialist / Volcanologist

Location: 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

Research interests

  • GIS analysis and its applications
  • GIS analysis of exposure to lives, livelihoods and infrastructure from volcanic hazards
  • Use of GIS and 3D visualisation for communicating volanic hazards
  • The role of citizen science in increasing resilience to natural hazards
  • 3D geological modelling and stochastic property modelling

Skills

  • 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

Current projects and collaboration

  • myVolcano (Project Lead) - Citizen science app for reporting natural hazards in volcanic environments
  • Sub Saharan Risk (World Bank) - GIS analysis of exposure to volcanic hazards in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
  • International Horizon Scanning (GO Science) - Pilot project for weekly natural hazard assessment
  • STREVA - Strengthening resilience in volcanic areas
  • Hazard Products - Scoping study for UK multi-hazard products
  • Hazard Products - Development of coastal vulnerability index
  • GIS analysis of exposure to volcanic hazards for UNISDR Global Assessment Report 2015
  • GeoProperties - Assessing geological factors for water pipe failure (Yorkshire Water)
  • 3D model parameterisation using stochastic methods

Published outputs

Key papers

Mee K and Duncan MJ (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, 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

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