Knowledge Exchange Fellowship (Open Call): Increasing the impact of geoscience in land redevelopment projects

Lead Research Organisation: NERC British Geological Survey
Department Name: Environmental Modelling

Abstract

This Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship will increase the impact of NERC geoscience in the land redevelopment sector by working directly with individual land owners, developers and geoenvironmental consultancy companies. The geoscience covered by this proposal includes geological and geochemical resources which comprise data, derived data-products, spatial decision-support tools and applied science and technology. The Fellowship will help make land owners, developers and geoenvironmental consultancy companies more competitive and reduce barriers to redevelopment of brownfield sites by minimising uncertainties related to the sub-surface.
This Fellowship is needed to support the implementation of UK Government policies on housing and development designed to assist with the recovery of the UK economy. UK Government recognises this link in its Planning and Housing Bill and its reform of England's National Planning Policy Framework, with targets for granting planning permission set at 90% of all suitable brownfield sites by 2020. The Fellowship will help businesses make better use of state-of-the-art NERC geoscience which will help improve their competitiveness at home and enhance the potential to export their expertise.
The Fellowship will improve KE between NERC and land owners, developers and geoenvironmental consultancy companies using one-to-many and one-to-one approaches to engage and work with these businesses. Facilitated workshops will equip participants with knowledge of NERC geoscience as well as evaluate the barriers that exist within British Geological Survey (BGS) for its exploitation by the land redevelopment sector. These barriers include price, awareness, licensing, end-user needs, ease of access, electronic format of scientific outputs, software interface and content of 3D/2D sub-surface models. During the one-to-one support the Fellow will shadow a development project manager and identify where in the project life cycle NERC geoscience will impact the most. The Fellow will work intensively with approximately 10 businesses on an individual basis to embed NERC geoscience in the decision making process e.g. use of sub-surface contour maps to cost and design underground car parking at a former chemical plant. The impact to all stakeholders to be quantified and results used to help guide future NERC geoscience.
Working with individual businesses will improve the Fellow's understanding of how and at what stage decisions are made in the redevelopment project life cycle. This knowledge will be used to utilise NERC geoscience within approximately 15 live redevelopment projects (e.g. the brownfield sites identified by Positive Homes in their Letter of Support). The fellow will integrate NERC geoscience into projects and quantify the impact. The results will demonstrate good practice for two-way KE and help shape future collaborative funding bids to NERC.
The results of the workshops and one-to-one project work will be published as technical case studies on the impact of NERC geoscience to the land redevelopment sector. A design guide will also be produced to help both scientists and business development staff working for NERC utilise exploit the results of the Fellowship, especially in terms of the understanding end-user need. The relationships developed during the Fellowship will present new opportunities for future collaborative projects that will be sustained after the project
The Fellow will work laterally across NERC and the land redevelopment sector and link with existing Fellows (Steph Bricker and Helen Bonsor), initiatives such as Innovate UK Catapults, NERC funded projects, trade bodies (e.g. Contaminated Land: Application in Real Environments) and regulators (e.g. Plymouth City Council, London Borough of Hackney). This will increase awareness and the impact of the Fellowship by generating new opportunities for collaborations and facilitate new links between businesses and NERC staff where appropriate.

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Kim A (2018) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in urban soils of Glasgow, UK in Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Wragg J (2018) Linkage between solid-phase apportionment and bioaccessible arsenic, chromium and lead in soil from Glasgow, Scotland, UK in Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

 
Description NERC geoscience is greatly enhanced by working effectively with end-users to co-design, co-develop and co-deliver new science, data and products.
Exploitation Route The methods I have developed to work with external organisations as well as internally could be used as a model for collaborative geoscience projects now and into the future.
Sectors Construction,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice

 
Description NERC (BGS) is more aware of geoscience end-user need e.g. the co-developed Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator. Outputs from this work are being used to inform the evidence base required to secure new funds (>£130m) to build new homes (>13 000) on brownfield sites in Manchester. Customers within the land development sector are more aware of NERC geoscience and how it can be used e.g. co-development of Groundhog geological and conceptual model software. Engagement with public and private sector organisations has increased and what has been learned about geoscience, data and products is creating behavioral changes within organisations e.g. new collaborative CASE funded PhD studentships, new Gateshead Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Construction,Environment
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Cambridgeshire County Council geology and geoscience knowledge transfer session
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Increased capacity and knowledge for Local Lead Flood Authority (Cambrideshire County Council) in geology and geoscience related to fluvial and groundwater flooding. New understanding held by officers used in regulatory activities of County Council.
 
Description New digital planning tool for assessing the viability of brownfields under the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact New co-developed digital planning tool is being embedded into Greater Manchester Combined Authority and ten district Local Authorities to assist with viability assessments of brownfields as part of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. New tool assisting in bringing new brownfields forward for development of housing and infrastructure in Greater Manchester.
 
Description Northern Gas Networks has amended their works contracts to ensure all site investigation data detailing the geology is submited to BGS
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Site investigation data from Northern Gas Networks will be submitted to BGS to enghance the National Geological Model and provide new data for industry upon request.
 
Description Gateshead Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Gateshead Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 10/2019
 
Description Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator
Amount £47,000 (GBP)
Organisation Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description NERC Follow-on Fund
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Title Development of laboratory method to measure dermal bioavailability of organic contaminants in soils 
Description Physiologically based method developed to measure soil-sebum partition coefficients of post-industrial brownfield soils 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact First stage of wider method developed. Peer reviewed paper submitted to high impact journal. No impact yet. 
 
Description Bioavailability of soil chemicals (training) 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Subject matter expertise, development of training material and venue for training course
Collaborator Contribution Subject matter expertise, development of training material and training course organisation
Impact Training course and knowledge exchange on industry needs for geoscience development on bioavailability of soil chemicals in natural and post-industrial soils
Start Year 2018
 
Description Bioavailability of soil chemicals (training) 
Organisation Land Quality Management Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Subject matter expertise, development of training material and venue for training course
Collaborator Contribution Subject matter expertise, development of training material and training course organisation
Impact Training course and knowledge exchange on industry needs for geoscience development on bioavailability of soil chemicals in natural and post-industrial soils
Start Year 2018
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project on reducing uncertainty in dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants 
Organisation Land Quality Management Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Laboratory based method development to measure the dermal bioavailability organic soil chemicals on post-industrial land
Collaborator Contribution Technical and subject matter expertise. Supervision of masters and PhD students.
Impact Peer-reviewed publication Masters thesis New laboratory method developed by BGS Oral invited presentations at conferences PhD student
Start Year 2016
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project on reducing uncertainty in dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants 
Organisation The National Grid Co plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Laboratory based method development to measure the dermal bioavailability organic soil chemicals on post-industrial land
Collaborator Contribution Technical and subject matter expertise. Supervision of masters and PhD students.
Impact Peer-reviewed publication Masters thesis New laboratory method developed by BGS Oral invited presentations at conferences PhD student
Start Year 2016
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project on reducing uncertainty in dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Geography
PI Contribution Laboratory based method development to measure the dermal bioavailability organic soil chemicals on post-industrial land
Collaborator Contribution Technical and subject matter expertise. Supervision of masters and PhD students.
Impact Peer-reviewed publication Masters thesis New laboratory method developed by BGS Oral invited presentations at conferences PhD student
Start Year 2016
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project on reducing uncertainty in dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants 
Organisation WSP Group plc
Department WSP UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Laboratory based method development to measure the dermal bioavailability organic soil chemicals on post-industrial land
Collaborator Contribution Technical and subject matter expertise. Supervision of masters and PhD students.
Impact Peer-reviewed publication Masters thesis New laboratory method developed by BGS Oral invited presentations at conferences PhD student
Start Year 2016
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project to develop new decision support tools for bringing brownfields back into beneficial use 
Organisation Cranfield University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-development of new geoscience research for new spatial decision support tools for bringing brownfield sites back into beneficial use
Collaborator Contribution subject matter expertise and co-supervision of student
Impact none yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project to develop new decision support tools for bringing brownfields back into beneficial use 
Organisation WSP Group plc
Department WSP UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Co-development of new geoscience research for new spatial decision support tools for bringing brownfield sites back into beneficial use
Collaborator Contribution subject matter expertise and co-supervision of student
Impact none yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project to develop new laboratory methods for measuring and modelling dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants 
Organisation Land Quality Management Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution New PhD research project to further develop National Grid research with BGS on dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants in post-industrial brownfield sites
Collaborator Contribution Subject matter expertise and PhD student supervision
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project to develop new laboratory methods for measuring and modelling dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants 
Organisation The National Grid Co plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution New PhD research project to further develop National Grid research with BGS on dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants in post-industrial brownfield sites
Collaborator Contribution Subject matter expertise and PhD student supervision
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project to develop new laboratory methods for measuring and modelling dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department University of Nottingham-British Geological Survey Centre for Environmental Geochemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New PhD research project to further develop National Grid research with BGS on dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants in post-industrial brownfield sites
Collaborator Contribution Subject matter expertise and PhD student supervision
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description CASE partnership PhD research project to develop new laboratory methods for measuring and modelling dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants 
Organisation WSP Group plc
Department WSP UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution New PhD research project to further develop National Grid research with BGS on dermal bioavailability of organic soil contaminants in post-industrial brownfield sites
Collaborator Contribution Subject matter expertise and PhD student supervision
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Data4Sustain - GIS spatial decision support tool for evaluating feasibility of seven renewable energy technologies 
Organisation Land Quality Management Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This is a collaborative feasibility study funding by Innovate UK in 2015 (pre-award) under the Solving Urban Challenges with Data call. Land Quality Management, British Geological Survey, University of Nottingham (National Geospatial Institute) and Nottingham Energy Services Ltd were paid partners who have delivered parts of wholes of work packages. The remaining partners assist in-kind to provide an end user perspective on the outputs of the project. BGS provided geoscience and spatial data expertise. We provided a range of sub-surface data, developed geospatial processing methodologies and delivered a functional webGIS portal for the feasibility tool. I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Collaborator Contribution BGS - geoscience and spatial data expertise LQM - business consultancy and project management UoN - environmental science and spatial data expertise NEP - renewable energy experts Positive Homes - house builder Financial contributions in-kind and technical contributions based on the skills held by each organisation.
Impact Spatial decision support tool presented as webGIS for evaluating the feasibility of 7 different renewable energy technologies using technical and environmental data on above and below ground constraints e.g. geology affects foundation design of large wind turbines. Multi-disciplinary involving renewable energy specialists, business consultants, environmental scientists, geoscientists, spatial data experts and house building. These outputs are pre-award but I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Data4Sustain - GIS spatial decision support tool for evaluating feasibility of seven renewable energy technologies 
Organisation NEP Energy Service Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This is a collaborative feasibility study funding by Innovate UK in 2015 (pre-award) under the Solving Urban Challenges with Data call. Land Quality Management, British Geological Survey, University of Nottingham (National Geospatial Institute) and Nottingham Energy Services Ltd were paid partners who have delivered parts of wholes of work packages. The remaining partners assist in-kind to provide an end user perspective on the outputs of the project. BGS provided geoscience and spatial data expertise. We provided a range of sub-surface data, developed geospatial processing methodologies and delivered a functional webGIS portal for the feasibility tool. I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Collaborator Contribution BGS - geoscience and spatial data expertise LQM - business consultancy and project management UoN - environmental science and spatial data expertise NEP - renewable energy experts Positive Homes - house builder Financial contributions in-kind and technical contributions based on the skills held by each organisation.
Impact Spatial decision support tool presented as webGIS for evaluating the feasibility of 7 different renewable energy technologies using technical and environmental data on above and below ground constraints e.g. geology affects foundation design of large wind turbines. Multi-disciplinary involving renewable energy specialists, business consultants, environmental scientists, geoscientists, spatial data experts and house building. These outputs are pre-award but I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Data4Sustain - GIS spatial decision support tool for evaluating feasibility of seven renewable energy technologies 
Organisation Positive Homes
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This is a collaborative feasibility study funding by Innovate UK in 2015 (pre-award) under the Solving Urban Challenges with Data call. Land Quality Management, British Geological Survey, University of Nottingham (National Geospatial Institute) and Nottingham Energy Services Ltd were paid partners who have delivered parts of wholes of work packages. The remaining partners assist in-kind to provide an end user perspective on the outputs of the project. BGS provided geoscience and spatial data expertise. We provided a range of sub-surface data, developed geospatial processing methodologies and delivered a functional webGIS portal for the feasibility tool. I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Collaborator Contribution BGS - geoscience and spatial data expertise LQM - business consultancy and project management UoN - environmental science and spatial data expertise NEP - renewable energy experts Positive Homes - house builder Financial contributions in-kind and technical contributions based on the skills held by each organisation.
Impact Spatial decision support tool presented as webGIS for evaluating the feasibility of 7 different renewable energy technologies using technical and environmental data on above and below ground constraints e.g. geology affects foundation design of large wind turbines. Multi-disciplinary involving renewable energy specialists, business consultants, environmental scientists, geoscientists, spatial data experts and house building. These outputs are pre-award but I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Data4Sustain - GIS spatial decision support tool for evaluating feasibility of seven renewable energy technologies 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department Estates Office
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a collaborative feasibility study funding by Innovate UK in 2015 (pre-award) under the Solving Urban Challenges with Data call. Land Quality Management, British Geological Survey, University of Nottingham (National Geospatial Institute) and Nottingham Energy Services Ltd were paid partners who have delivered parts of wholes of work packages. The remaining partners assist in-kind to provide an end user perspective on the outputs of the project. BGS provided geoscience and spatial data expertise. We provided a range of sub-surface data, developed geospatial processing methodologies and delivered a functional webGIS portal for the feasibility tool. I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Collaborator Contribution BGS - geoscience and spatial data expertise LQM - business consultancy and project management UoN - environmental science and spatial data expertise NEP - renewable energy experts Positive Homes - house builder Financial contributions in-kind and technical contributions based on the skills held by each organisation.
Impact Spatial decision support tool presented as webGIS for evaluating the feasibility of 7 different renewable energy technologies using technical and environmental data on above and below ground constraints e.g. geology affects foundation design of large wind turbines. Multi-disciplinary involving renewable energy specialists, business consultants, environmental scientists, geoscientists, spatial data experts and house building. These outputs are pre-award but I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Data4Sustain - GIS spatial decision support tool for evaluating feasibility of seven renewable energy technologies 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department Nottingham Geospatial Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a collaborative feasibility study funding by Innovate UK in 2015 (pre-award) under the Solving Urban Challenges with Data call. Land Quality Management, British Geological Survey, University of Nottingham (National Geospatial Institute) and Nottingham Energy Services Ltd were paid partners who have delivered parts of wholes of work packages. The remaining partners assist in-kind to provide an end user perspective on the outputs of the project. BGS provided geoscience and spatial data expertise. We provided a range of sub-surface data, developed geospatial processing methodologies and delivered a functional webGIS portal for the feasibility tool. I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Collaborator Contribution BGS - geoscience and spatial data expertise LQM - business consultancy and project management UoN - environmental science and spatial data expertise NEP - renewable energy experts Positive Homes - house builder Financial contributions in-kind and technical contributions based on the skills held by each organisation.
Impact Spatial decision support tool presented as webGIS for evaluating the feasibility of 7 different renewable energy technologies using technical and environmental data on above and below ground constraints e.g. geology affects foundation design of large wind turbines. Multi-disciplinary involving renewable energy specialists, business consultants, environmental scientists, geoscientists, spatial data experts and house building. These outputs are pre-award but I am using my Fellowship work on realising the benefits and impact from the project.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Development of integrated geophysical evaluation bringing old railway lines back into use (Masters project) 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating the development of applied geophysics to assess former railway lines to bring them back into beneficial use.
Collaborator Contribution Field surveying and write up of research as part of a Masters project
Impact Preparation of peer-reviewed paper Field research
Start Year 2018
 
Description Development of integrated geophysical evaluation bringing old railway lines back into use (Masters project) 
Organisation JBA Consulting
PI Contribution Facilitating the development of applied geophysics to assess former railway lines to bring them back into beneficial use.
Collaborator Contribution Field surveying and write up of research as part of a Masters project
Impact Preparation of peer-reviewed paper Field research
Start Year 2018
 
Description Engagement with brownfield redevelopment sector using established networks 
Organisation CIRIA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I developed working relationships with the above organisations to promote the aims of the Fellowship and engage with the brownfield redevelopment sector. The partnerships resulted in the ability to use existing networks to host of three brownfields and geoscience workshops in England during February 2018.
Collaborator Contribution The above organisations provided the vehicle to ensure deep engagement with the brownfield sector. They assisting with publicising my three regional workshops three brownfields and geoscience workshops in England during February 2018, resulting in the workshops being over subscribed.
Impact Report on barriers to brownfield redevelopment. BGS geoscience and brownfield workshops. This report has been used to inform the direction and justification of the Fellowship.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Engagement with brownfield redevelopment sector using established networks 
Organisation Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I developed working relationships with the above organisations to promote the aims of the Fellowship and engage with the brownfield redevelopment sector. The partnerships resulted in the ability to use existing networks to host of three brownfields and geoscience workshops in England during February 2018.
Collaborator Contribution The above organisations provided the vehicle to ensure deep engagement with the brownfield sector. They assisting with publicising my three regional workshops three brownfields and geoscience workshops in England during February 2018, resulting in the workshops being over subscribed.
Impact Report on barriers to brownfield redevelopment. BGS geoscience and brownfield workshops. This report has been used to inform the direction and justification of the Fellowship.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Engagement with brownfield redevelopment sector using established networks 
Organisation Geological Society of London
Country Unknown 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution I developed working relationships with the above organisations to promote the aims of the Fellowship and engage with the brownfield redevelopment sector. The partnerships resulted in the ability to use existing networks to host of three brownfields and geoscience workshops in England during February 2018.
Collaborator Contribution The above organisations provided the vehicle to ensure deep engagement with the brownfield sector. They assisting with publicising my three regional workshops three brownfields and geoscience workshops in England during February 2018, resulting in the workshops being over subscribed.
Impact Report on barriers to brownfield redevelopment. BGS geoscience and brownfield workshops. This report has been used to inform the direction and justification of the Fellowship.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Gateshead Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Organisation Future Cities Catapult Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Beginning to develop a new spatial decision support tool to evaluate sub-surface abnormal risks for brownfield sites as part of a new digital planning tool.
Collaborator Contribution Co-design, Co-development and co-delivery of tool. Subject matter expertise.
Impact New project
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gateshead Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Organisation Gateshead Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Beginning to develop a new spatial decision support tool to evaluate sub-surface abnormal risks for brownfield sites as part of a new digital planning tool.
Collaborator Contribution Co-design, Co-development and co-delivery of tool. Subject matter expertise.
Impact New project
Start Year 2018
 
Description Geological Society brownfields and geoscience workshop (contaminated land group) 
Organisation Geological Society of London
Country Unknown 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Hosting a mini-workshop on brownfields and geoscience as part of a young professionals conference held in Manchester on 26th July 2018.(delegates approx. 20)
Collaborator Contribution Organising the conference at which I held the mini-workshop.on brownfields and geoscience.
Impact Presentation on current geoscience available from BGS and feedback from industry about how this might be improved to assist with the redevelopment of brownfield sites, mainly for new homes.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Organisation Coal Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of a new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Collaborator Contribution Co-design, co-development and co-delivery of new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Impact New GIS tool Technical reports to support Housing Infrastructure Fund applications Technical reports to assist with using the GIS tool Invited presentations at conferences
Start Year 2016
 
Description Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of a new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Collaborator Contribution Co-design, co-development and co-delivery of new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Impact New GIS tool Technical reports to support Housing Infrastructure Fund applications Technical reports to assist with using the GIS tool Invited presentations at conferences
Start Year 2016
 
Description Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Organisation Future Cities Catapult Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of a new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Collaborator Contribution Co-design, co-development and co-delivery of new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Impact New GIS tool Technical reports to support Housing Infrastructure Fund applications Technical reports to assist with using the GIS tool Invited presentations at conferences
Start Year 2016
 
Description Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Organisation Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of a new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Collaborator Contribution Co-design, co-development and co-delivery of new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Impact New GIS tool Technical reports to support Housing Infrastructure Fund applications Technical reports to assist with using the GIS tool Invited presentations at conferences
Start Year 2016
 
Description Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Organisation Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of a new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Collaborator Contribution Co-design, co-development and co-delivery of new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Impact New GIS tool Technical reports to support Housing Infrastructure Fund applications Technical reports to assist with using the GIS tool Invited presentations at conferences
Start Year 2016
 
Description Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Organisation University of Salford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of a new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Collaborator Contribution Co-design, co-development and co-delivery of new spatial decision support tool for the systematic evaluation of abnormal ground risks and costs for brownfield sites in Greater Manchester
Impact New GIS tool Technical reports to support Housing Infrastructure Fund applications Technical reports to assist with using the GIS tool Invited presentations at conferences
Start Year 2016
 
Description Groundhog geological and conceptual site model software 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitating the relationship between BGS and LQM to develop a formal working relationship to co-design, co-develop and co-deliver new geological and conceptual site modelling software for the land development, regulatory and consultancy sector.
Collaborator Contribution Subject matter expertise, business development and technical support.
Impact New software in development. Collaboration Agreement
Start Year 2017
 
Description Groundhog geological and conceptual site model software 
Organisation Land Quality Management Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Facilitating the relationship between BGS and LQM to develop a formal working relationship to co-design, co-develop and co-deliver new geological and conceptual site modelling software for the land development, regulatory and consultancy sector.
Collaborator Contribution Subject matter expertise, business development and technical support.
Impact New software in development. Collaboration Agreement
Start Year 2017
 
Description Joint BGS and Geological Survey of Northern Ireland brownfields and geoscience workshop 
Organisation Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
PI Contribution Joint brownfields workshop held with Geological Survey Northern Ireland to share knowledge on BEIS/DoE geoscience in brownfield redevelopment process. Workshop attracted approximately 50 delegates as part of the Remediate conference between 18-20th September 2018. Delegate profile was academic, industry and regulator. Facilitated session on GSNI geoscience and feedback from 'industry' on what might be improved to increase impact. Table discussions focused on predetermined questions which resulted in feedback recorded using large post-it notes and a full group discussion.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Workshop hosted on 20th September 2018
Start Year 2018
 
Description Joint BGS and Geological Survey of Northern Ireland brownfields and geoscience workshop 
Organisation Queens University
PI Contribution Joint brownfields workshop held with Geological Survey Northern Ireland to share knowledge on BEIS/DoE geoscience in brownfield redevelopment process. Workshop attracted approximately 50 delegates as part of the Remediate conference between 18-20th September 2018. Delegate profile was academic, industry and regulator. Facilitated session on GSNI geoscience and feedback from 'industry' on what might be improved to increase impact. Table discussions focused on predetermined questions which resulted in feedback recorded using large post-it notes and a full group discussion.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Workshop hosted on 20th September 2018
Start Year 2018
 
Title Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Description GIS based spatial decision support tool for evaluating ground risks and remediation costs for soil and groundwater contamination and land instability constraints for >4700 brownfield sites in Greater Manchester. Uses mulitple input datasets from NERC (BGS), Ordnance Survey, Environment Agency and The Coal Authority to derive proprietory ground risk scores and risk mitigation cost estimates. Presented in different GIS software environments (ESRI, MapInfo and QGIS) for planning and environmental regulatory officers in public authorities. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Software outputs used as support evidence in grant application to Homes England (MHCLG) by Salford, Bolton and Wigan Councils in Manchester. Bid values greater than >£130m and 13 000 new homes. Outcome of bids not yet known. 
 
Title Groundhog geological software 
Description BGS Groundhog ™ Desktop is game changing geological software for construction and development projects. Groundhog ™ allows the user to import ground investigation data to produce accurate scaled borehole logs geological cross-sections. These outputs link to either a digital terrain model or more rudimentary borehole levels for your development site. With map view functionality the user can import a site boundary with ground investigation data, visualising these in in the context of a topographical OS basemap of the site, BGS geological maps and other environment data. Boreholes logs and cross-sections can be exported directly into technical reports or into 3D geological modelling software, BIM or CAD environments. Additional modular functions in Groundhog ™ Professional include the ability to draw, annotate and link industrial pollutant sources, exposure pathways and receptors relating to potential land contamination. These functions complement the requirements for producing conceptual site models for risk-based land management in the UK and abroad. Collectively Groundhog ™ tools allow ground conditions at a site to be reproducibly visualised and interpreted, leading to reliable robust decision-making for ground and contamination risks in construction and redevelopment projects. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact New project and collaboration. Impacts currently only awareness raising, knowledge exchange workshop, conference presentations and beta testers. 
 
Description BGS stand and presentation at national contaminated land expo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted a stand at the Contamination Expo - met and talked with lots of people in the brownfield sector, increasing understanding of NERC geoscience and getting a feel for industry need. Also gave talk on fellowship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Brownfield and geoscience workshop (Geological Society) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 10 participants attended workshops held at a national young practioners conference hosted by the Geological Society. Each left with a new understanding of the scope of the geoscience (geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry) in relation to the brownfield redevelopment sectors. Participants gave ideas and feedback on NERC geoscience - informing what NERC and BGS might do to improve the current offering and develop new opportunities in partnership with the sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Brownfields and geoscience workshop (Belfast) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 40 participants attended workshops held at the Remediate 2018 conference in Belfast. Each left with a new understanding of the scope of the geoscience (geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry) in relation to the brownfield redevelopment sectors. Participants gave lots ideas and feedback on NERC geoscience - informing what NERC and BGS might do to improve the current offering and develop new opportunities in partnership with the sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-design and development workshop for Gateshead Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-design and development workshop for methodology for Gateshead Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Geological and Geoscience in fluvial and groundwater flooding 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day knowledge transfer on geology and geoscience for local lead flood authority of Cambridgeshire County Council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Groundhog geological software knowledge exchange workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Knowledge exchange workshop to assist with the development of Groundhog geological software and conceptual site model functionality (collaborative project with industry partners)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited mini-workshop at Gateshead Developer Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted knowledge exchange workshop with Gateshead Council planning and environment officers to assist with development of Gateshead Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited talk at Land Condition Symposium (Institute of Environmental Sciences) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at annual conference on land condition by Institute of Environmental Sciences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited talk at North East Contaminated Land Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on my KE Fellowship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk at Remediate 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Remediate 2018 (Belfast) on dermal bioavailability of organic compounds in contaminated soils
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk at Remediate 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Remediate 2018 (Belfast) on spatial decision support tools for brownfield redevelopment projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk at the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on dermal bioavailability of organic contaminants in soils
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk at the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Pollution Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on bioaccessibility of soil contaminants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Multiple meetings and discussions about developing a brownfield remediation cost calculator for Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Multiple meetings and disucssions about developing a new spatial decision support tool for Greater Manchester Combined Authority to assist with prioritising the redevelopment of brownfield sites on the basis of remediation costs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Talk given at national conference on NERC bioaccessibility research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk at Brownfield Briefing conference on risk assessment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk given at national conference on my KE fellowship 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given on my Fellowship at Environmental Protection UK annual conference (mainly Local Authorities)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk given at regional conference on NERC bioaccessibility research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given on NERC bioaccessibility to the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Pollution Advisory Group (Local Authorities)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Three regional BGS geoscience and brownfields workshops held in England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 70 participants attended workshops. Each left with a new understanding of the scope of the geoscience (geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry) in relation to the brownfield redevelopment sectors. Participants gave lots ideas and feedback on NERC geoscience - informing what NERC and BGS might do to improve the current offering and develop new opportunities in partnership with the sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/events/brownfieldandgeoscience/
 
Description Webinar on Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar on the Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator for planning and environment officers in Greater Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop on Beta version of Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-development workshop for Greater Manchester Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator. Attended by Combined Authority and district local authorities. Feedback on beta version of GIS spatial decision support tool garnered from delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018