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Richard Bingley

Associate Professor and Reader in Geodetic Surveying (Academic); Civil Engineering UGT Course Director (Administrative), Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Richard is involved in a variety of research and teaching activities, primarily linked to high precision GPS/GNSS and its applications in engineering, environmental and geophysical monitoring. In the UK, he is leading research on the development of GPS/GNSS techniques for monitoring vertical land movements at tide gauges in relation to climate-driven changes in sea level (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6231334.stm), and the development of GPS/GNSS techniques for measuring integrated water vapour as an input to meteorology and climate studies. He is also Head of the NERC British Isles continuous GNSS Facility (BIGF) (see www.bigf.ac.uk). In 2014, his research on measuring land and sea levels was given the Faculty of Engineering Knowledge Exchange Award for Societal Impact at the inaugural University of Nottingham Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Awards (see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/fabs/beis/documents/ke-and-i-awards-brochure.pdf and http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/fabs/beis/documents/list-of-winners-for-website.pdf). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Richard is a member of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute research group.

Expertise Summary

Richard is involved in a variety of research and teaching activities, primarily linked to high precision GPS/GNSS and its applications in engineering, environmental and geophysical monitoring. In the UK, he is leading research on the development of GPS/GNSS techniques for monitoring vertical land movements at tide gauges in relation to climate-driven changes in sea level (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6231334.stm), and the development of GPS/GNSS techniques for measuring integrated water vapour as an input to meteorology and climate studies. He is also Head of the NERC British Isles continuous GNSS Facility (BIGF) (see www.bigf.ac.uk). In 2014, his research on measuring land and sea levels was given the Faculty of Engineering Knowledge Exchange Award for Societal Impact at the inaugural University of Nottingham Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Awards (see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/fabs/beis/documents/ke-and-i-awards-brochure.pdf and http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/fabs/beis/documents/list-of-winners-for-website.pdf). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Summary

Richard's current research interests are focussed on the development of GPS/GNSS techniques for monitoring vertical land movements at tide gauges in relation to climate-driven changes in sea level,… read more

Current Research

Richard's current research interests are focussed on the development of GPS/GNSS techniques for monitoring vertical land movements at tide gauges in relation to climate-driven changes in sea level, and the development of GPS/GNSS techniques for measuring integrated water vapour as an input to meteorology and climate studies. In the field of sea level research, he has led and is leading research looking at the problem on three different spatial scales: on a global scale, working with the University of Luxembourg as part of the International GNSS Service (IGS) TIGA project; on a national scale, working with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Liverpool; and on a regional scale, working with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Liverpool, the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Nigel Press Associates (NPA) in London and along the River Thames (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6231334.stm). In the field of meteorology research, he is leading a Met Office funded project for the development and testing of operational, near real-time, ground-based GPS/GNSS systems for water vapour estimation. He is also Head of the NERC British Isles continuous GNSS Facility (BIGF) (see www.bigf.ac.uk).

Past Research

Richard's past research interests have been mainly focussed on the development of GPS/GNSS techniques for monitoring vertical land movements at tide gauges in relation to climate-driven changes in sea level. Through collaboration with the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) and National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Liverpool, he has worked in this area on a national scale since 1991, and on a European and global scale since 1993, as part of the UK's contribution to EUROGAUGE, the European Sea Level Observing System (EOSS), the European Sea Level Service (ESEAS) and the International GNSS Service (IGS) TIGA project.

Future Research

Richard's past and current research interests are all related to long-term monitoring. The future will hopefully see the research and developments that have been made come to fruition, with the emergence of statistically meaningful GPS/GNSS-based estimates of climate change related parameters, notably sea level and water vapour.

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