Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We cross the Atlantic. Em2 in the UK!

Our Emriver Em2 has made its first big ocean crossing.

Here you see David Simm (left)  with technician Geoff Baker.  Dr. Simm works at Bath Spa University, which offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, GIS and Development Geography

Dave's Em2 will be put to all its best uses, including undergrad teaching, postgraduate teacher training workshops, GK-12 sessions with local schools, and student recruitment.  All the good things for which it's designed (we're very happy about this.)


David is a fluvial geomorphologist; his doctorate research focused on radiocesium and sediment traps to measure rates of overbank sedimentation on lowland meandering rivers in the UK.  Recently, he's been interested in river restoration and the role of River Trusts in stream rehabilitation.    He says "I've an interest in pedagogic aspects of university teaching, so I'll be interested in how the Em2 and associated activities can be used to enhance student learning.  This research feeds into our Changing landscapes Research Group." 

Thanks to Dave for his kind patience as our Meriam deftly navigated complex export procedures.

Here you see Meriam, Lily, and Christina celebrating the event.  And our Em2 map with the new addition.

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