The EXCELSIOR H2020 project, the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE) and the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology organize a virtual invited talk by Dr Philippa Mason.
Dr Philippa Mason received her MSc from University College London in 1993 and PhD from Imperial College London in 1999; and is a senior lecturer in the Department of Earth Science & Engineering at Imperial College London. She is a professional field geoscientist and a specialist in remote sensing, with more than 20 years’ (academic and commercial) experience, and with research interests in the application and development of InSAR in geohazards and tectonics, and in spectral geology and image processing, on Earth and other planets. Her teaching and research at Imperial College London involves the translation of terrestrial Earth Observation techniques, such as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) and imaging spectroscopy, to assist in the understanding of geological features and processes on other Earth-like planets, such as Venus and Mars. She is a member of the Engineering Scale Geology Research Group (ESGRG) whose research activities are focused on the development of InSAR tools for the measurement of small-scale ground deformation in urban and rural settings. Philippa is also a science team member of EnVision, a truly international UK-led mission which will take Earth Observation SAR technology to Venus in 2031, to help understand why it is so different to Earth, establishing whether it is tectonically active, and if it was ever hospitable to life.