Dr. Chris Browitt, Former Head of BGS Seismic Monitoring and Information Service, Edinburgh

Posted by pkm at Jan 15, 2015 07:24 AM |

Dr Chris Browitt, ABConsulting, Edinburgh, is a geophysicist who specialised in earthquake seismology throughout most of his career. Following early retirement as Director of the British Geological Survey (Scotland), in 2003, he concentrated on interests in geohazards. He is President of the EMSC, Council member of the ISC, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has been promoting and developing applications of a new, high resolution satellite radar technology (PSI), aimed at understanding geohazards and ground deformation, through European Space Agency and EC projects.

At the BGS, he established the UK Seismic Monitoring and Information Service, obtaining sponsorship from, public and private bodies, and completed the seismic network coverage of the UK in the 1980s.

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