Rob has worked for the Discovery Programme for nearly 20 years and is the Senior Geo-surveyor in the Technology Section. This role has seen the development and implementation of 3D data capture technology at a range of scales (aerial lidar, terrestrial scanning, close range scanning, SfM, UAV), supporting the research projects of the Discovery Programme. International collaborative research is an important activity and he is currently working on CHERISH: Climate Change and Coastal Heritage (Interreg), and COST Action CA17131, SAGA (The Soil Science & Archaeo-geophysics Alliance). Previous participations include; 3D-ICONS (CIP), ArchaeoLandscapes Europe (Culture 2007-2013), COST Action TD1201 (COSCH), and COST A27 (Landmarks).
Rob graduated in Topographic Science BSc (Hons.) from The University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1988. After graduating, he worked for a number of survey and digital mapping organisations, including the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, training as an archaeological surveyor.Recognising the increasing importance of photo-based mapping and surveying techniques Rob completed a Diploma of Photography in 2016. In 2020, in recognition of his contributions to conservation and research on important heritage sites in Ireland, he was elected a member of ICOMOS Ireland. Rob, is also a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCSI) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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