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Dr Damien Mansell

Dr Damien Mansell

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

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 Amory C253c

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

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Overview

Damien is a senior lecturer specialising in remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). He is programme director of the degree pathway he successfuly proposed for approval: Geography with Applied GIS

Before coming to Exeter, Damien gained a first class B.Sc Geography degree at the University of Sheffield (2004-2007) and went on to research for a PhD at Swansea University entitled ‘Controls on the calving rate of North-West Svalbard glaciers’. Insights from iceberg formation were understood from satellite images to investigate the nature and timing of relationships between how fast the glaciers are flowing, meltwater and sea-ice cover.

As a glaciologist Damien has field experience in Greenland, Svalbard and Iceland. Damien is passionate about teaching and the use of GIS to understand spatial data, patterns and trends. He gained Senior Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in 2017 and has won awards for his work creating web mapping aps. 

For roles, responsibilities and pedagogic activity in education please see the Teaching Tab

Broad research specialisms:

Ice-ocean interactions, calving processes, glacier dynamics, sea-ice extent, glacier surges, remote sensing applications.

Pedagogies of GIS learning and assessment particularly related to story maps, mapping visualisations and immersive environments.

Qualifications

PhD Glaciology, (Swansea University)

BSc Geography, (The University of Sheffield)

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, (The University of Exeter)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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Research

Research interests

My principal research interests include the calving processes of tidewater-terminating glaciers, glacier surges, cryosphere instabilities and remote sensing for glaciological applications. During my PhD at Swansea University I utilized satellite imagery to measure surface velocities, ice-front positions, meltwater availability and sea-ice concentration for glaciers in North-West Svalbard. I have developed remote sensing techniques in the automatic detection of ice-fronts form Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), as well as utilizing SAR backscatter characteristics to measure the timings and magnitude proxy for meltwater availability over the surface layers of Svalbard glaciers and ice-caps.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Mansell DT, Luckman A, Murray T (2012). Dynamics of tidewater surge-type glaciers in northwest Svalbard. Journal of Glaciology, 58, 110-118. Abstract.
Bigg GR, Wise SM, Hanna E, Mansell DT, Bryant RG, Howarda A (2012). Synoptic climatology of cold air drainage in the Derwent Valley, Peak District,UK. Meteorological Applications Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2012

Mansell DT, Luckman A, Murray T (2012). Dynamics of tidewater surge-type glaciers in northwest Svalbard. Journal of Glaciology, 58, 110-118. Abstract.
Bigg GR, Wise SM, Hanna E, Mansell DT, Bryant RG, Howarda A (2012). Synoptic climatology of cold air drainage in the Derwent Valley, Peak District,UK. Meteorological Applications Abstract.  Author URL.

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Teaching

Roles & responsibilities in education:

Pedagogic Activities

Awards & Qualifications

  • Learning On Screen Sustainability Award: Climate Change Solutions, 2019
  • Runner Up: Learning On Screen Online Education Resource Award: Climate Change: The Solutions 2019
  • Runner Up: Learning On Screen Online Education Resource Award: Climate Change: The Science 2018
  • Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, 2017
  • Jack Dangermond Young Scholar Award, 2017
  • Esri UK Customer Success Award, Community Engagement, 2017
  • Runner Up: Innovative Teaching Award, The University of Exeter Students’ Guild, 2017
  • Shortlisted: Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards, 2016 - Climate Change Challenges & solutions, MOOC for Digital Content
  • Runner Up: Esri UK Customer Success Award, Tell Your Story Using a Map, 2016
  • Innovative Teaching Award, The University of Exeter Students’ Guild, 2015
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, PR064882, 2014
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, The University of Exeter, 2013
  • PhD, Remote Sensing in Glaciology, Swansea University, 2011
  • BSc (Hons) First Class, The University of Sheffield, 2007
  • Sheffield Graduate Award 2007,
  • White Rose Enterprise Skill Build Award 2007 

 

 

Modules

2018/19


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