Personal profile

Biography

Matthew Blackett completed his PhD at King’s College, London, where he utilised his computing and geographic skills in the remote sensing of earthquakes and volcanoes. Following this, he completed a post-doctoral position, also at King’s College, where he ran a project comparing urban energy balance models. During his time at King’s College, Matthew was a tutor and lecturer both there and at the London School of Economics. Matthew started a lectureship at Coventry University in 2010 and since joining, has maintained his research interests and, given a research fellowship, was a visiting researcher at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, in 2012.

Mission Statement:

Natural hazards and environmental change kill many people annually. I set out to examine how we can monitor and model hazardous events remotely – without putting researchers at risk but at the same time providing data useful for hazard and environmental change management.

Research Interests

Natural hazards; Natural disasters; Environmental change management

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Research Output 2008 2017

An Overview of Infrared Remote Sensing of Volcanic Activity

Blackett, M. 12 Apr 2017 In : Journal of Imaging. 3, 2, 24 p., 13

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

sensor
remote sensing
history
SPOT
Landsat
pixel
land cover
land use
2 Citations
Imaging techniques
MODIS
VIIRS
Infrared imaging
Radiometers

Causative Relationships Between Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity

Hill-Butler, C., Blackett, M. & Wright, R. 16 Apr 2015

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

earthquake
13 Citations

Some observations regarding the thermal flux from Earth's erupting volcanoes for the period of 2000 to 2014

Wright, R., Blackett, M. & Hill-Butler, C. 2015 In : Geophysical Research Letters. 42, 2, p. 282-289

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

volcanic eruption
volcano
time series analysis
fissure
lava flow

Activities 2005 2016

  • 11 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Volcanic Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience, Well-being and Culture Workshop

Blackett, M. (Organiser)
15 Feb 201619 Feb 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

China University of Mining and Technology Conference

Blackett, M. (Speaker)
1 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

BASES Conference

Blackett, M. (Speaker)
3 Sep 20135 Sep 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

American Geophysical Union AGM

Blackett, M. (Speaker)
12 Dec 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

Academic Exchange Workshop, Ministry of Land Resources

Blackett, M. (Speaker)
4 Apr 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media

ITV Good Morning Britain (TV): Greek-Turkish Earthquake

Matthew Blackett

21/07/17

1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment

The world’s five deadliest volcanoes … and why they’re so dangerous

Matthew Blackett

10/04/17

1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment

BBC News (TV): Italian earthquake

Matthew Blackett

27/08/16

1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment

BBC News (various local radio): Italian earthquake

Matthew Blackett

26/08/16

1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment

ITV Good Morning Britain (TV): Italian earthquake

Matthew Blackett

26/08/16

1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment