Dr Andrew Riddick

Senior geoscience IT specialist
BGS Keyworth
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Andrew Riddick’s Biography

  •  2001 – ongoing : Senior Geoscience IT Specialist
  •  2014 – ongoing : BGS Informatics Business Systems Manager
  •  2001 : PhD Petroleum Geoscience – University of London
  •  1994 –2001 : Geoscience Database Design Specialist, British Geological Survey
  •  1993 –1994 : MSc Studies (Information Systems), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  •  1989 –1993 : Senior Petroleum Geoscientist, Halliburton GeoConsultants Ltd, Aberdeen UK
  •  1984 –1989 : Petroleum Geoscientist, Halliburton Geo Consultants Ltd, (Singapore, Jakarta and Aberdeen)
  •  1983 –1984 : Geologist, Paleoservices Ltd, Watford, UK
  •  1980 –1983 : Research Assistant in Earth Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of East London
  •  1980 : MSc Geology (Micropalaeontology) – University College London
  •  1979 : BSc Geology – Chelsea College University of London

Current projects and collaborations

  • 2015 – ongoing:European Plate Observing System (EPOS): Horizon 2020 project aimed at building a European e-infrastructure for accessing and processing geoscience data
  • 2011 – 2105 : Science infrastructure for Earth Science Data Preservation (SCIDIP-ES). EU Framework 7 project involving universities and SME’s across Europe to create an e-infrastructure and accompanying standards for the digital preservation of earth science data
  • Application of research data management principles particularly metadata standards and to environmental modelling
  • Digital preservation of geoscience data – application of emerging techniques to BGS and NERC datasets, and commercial consultancy
  • Current developments in Data Management Planning working closely with the UK Digital Curation Centre and NERC Data Centres

 

Skills

  • IT Project Management
  • Geoscience Database Design and Implementation
  • Data Migration (including planning and Implementation)
  • Research Data Management
  • Business Development

Qualifications

  • 2005 : Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP

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