Emma Bee

Emma Bee

Senior geospatial analyst
BGS Keyworth

Emma Bee’s Biography

  • 2016 – ongoing:Skills Leader (Informatics South)
  • 2009 – ongoing:Senior GIS Specialist, British Geological Survey
  • 2012 – 6 month placement at the UK Meteorological Office as part of the
  • 2011 – Coordinated UK Natural Hazards Partnership, Hazard Impact Model Group
  • 2008 – Team Leader, Senior Leadership Team Coordination Unit
  • 2001 – GIS Specialist, British Geological Survey
  • 2001 – MSc University of Edinburgh, Geographical Information Science
  • 2000 – BSc (Hons) University of Reading, Human and Physical Geography
  • 2000 – Sir Halford Mackinder prize for the best dissertation of 2000 – Title: Urban Humidity Islands: A Case Study in Reading.
  • 1998 – Fieldwork assistant Canadian Rockies (glacial water chemistry

Research interests

  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Big data analytics for natural hazard research
  • Science into policy
  • Spatial data and information for natural hazard resilience planning and response

Current projects and collaborations

  • 2018 – Advisory Panel Chair, Warwick University Grant funded by Belmont Forum. ‘Waterproofing Data: engaging stakeholders in sustainable flood risk governance for urban resilience’. €1m (36 months)
  • GeoSocial: Exploring the usefulness of social media mining in the applied natural geohazard sciences
  • 2016 – Co-investigator on 4 year NERC funded SHEAR project ‘Landslide Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment, Preparedness (LANDSLIP) (Autumn 2016 – Autumn 2020, cicra £2.0m)
  • The Natural Hazards Partnership.
  • PROTection of European Cultural HEritage from GeO-Hazards (PROTHEGO): Funded in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) – HERITAGE PLUS, under ERA-NET Plus and the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, PROTHEGO aims to make an innovative contribution towards the analysis of geohazards in areas of cultural heritage in Europe.
  • Information Products – Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk


NERC Open Research Archive — Emma Bee
BGS Geosure Debris Flow Model

Key papers

Bee, E J and Mankelow J M. 2017. Examining the influence of settlement morphology and separation zones policies on the availability of shallow coal resources in the United Kingdom. Applied Geography, 89, 184-195.
Dashwood, C, Pennington, C, Bee, E, Freeborough, K, and Dijkstra, T. 2017. Creation of a National Landslide Domain Map to Aid Susceptibility Mapping in Great Britain. Cham. Springer International Publishing, 973-979.
Henrys, P A, Bee, E J, Watkins, J W, Smith, N A, and Griffiths, R I. 2014. “Mapping natural capital: optimising the use of national scale datasets.” Ecography 37.
Kemp, A, Wheeler, S, Wallace, G and Bee, E J (editors). 2015. AGI Foresight 2020. The Association for Geographic Information. Available online http://www.agi.org.uk/news/foresight-report [last accessed 16/12/15].
2010: Bee, E J, Jarvis, D, Bate, R, Devine–wright, P, Wrighton, C E, and Idoine, N. 2010. An evaluation of decisions for aggregates working in designated areas since the introduction of MPS1. British Geological Survey Open Report, OR/09/058. 205pp.
Wrighton, C E, Bee, E J, and Mankelow, J M. 2014. “The development and implementation of mineral safeguarding policies at national and local levels in the United Kingdom.” Resources Policy 41(0): 160–170.
Bee, E J, Coulon, P, Robbins, J, Tomlinson, J. 2012. Hazard map : real time hazard mapping using social media. In: AGI Geocommunity 12 : Sharing the Power of Place, 18–20 Sept 2012, Nottingham, UK.
2011: Lusty, P A J, Bee, E J, Bate, R, Thompson, A, Bide, T, Morigi, A, and Harris, K. 2011. An evidence based approach to predicting the future supply of aggregate resources in England. British Geological Survey Open Report, OR/11/008. 205pp.
2010: Bate, R, Bee, E J, Jarvis, D, and Devine–wright, P. 2010. Is MPS1 meeting its landscape and nature conservation objective? Mineral planning magazine, October 2010.


  • People Management and Leadership
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) including ArcGIS
  • Science communication
  • GIS Trainer
  • Spatial planning related to mineral supply and demand
  • Advanced Level French

Professional associations

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