Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES)
Dr Richard Teeuw
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth
Dr Richard Teeuw is a Principal Lecturer in applied geomorphology and remote sensing, at the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Portsmouth University, where he manages the MSc in Crisis and Disaster Management. Richard’s career started at Stirling University (Scotland), examining the geomorphology of the Sierra Leone diamondfields, gaining his PhD in 1986. He has extensive experience of using geomorphology and remote sensing to map geohazards and natural resources, consulting for BP Minerals International, Rio Tinto, Pioneer Goldfields, Golden Star Resources and NorWest Resources, as well as the Environment Agency and the overseas development agencies of Canada (CIDA), Germany (GTZ) and Japan (JICA). Current interests focus on low-cost approaches to using satellite imagery and GIS for assessing hazards, vulnerability and risk, as well as geoinformatic technology transfer and capacity building in developing countries. Ongoing research projects are in SE Spain and the Caribbean.
Dr Teeuw is a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society’s Expedition Mapping Unit, a Council member of the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) and is a recent Chairman of the Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG). He was on the steering committee of the SPIDER network (Science and Policy Interactions for Disaster Risk Reduction), co-organising an international workshop on communication and disaster risk in 2006. With GRSG and European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) colleagues, he has helped to organise a number of international conferences and workshops on applied remote sensing: mapping hazardous terrain (2004), volcanic hazards (2005); lowland geohazards (2006), Earth resources (exploration, extraction & environmental impacts), upland geohazards (2007) and issues with developing countries (2007).