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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 2018

Application of thermal remote sensing to the observation of natural hazards

Blackett, M. 21 Mar 2018 Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Landslides. Singh, R. & Bartless, D. (eds.). CRC Press

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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: Research - peer-reviewReview article

Open Access
geological process
Open Access
image analysis
satellite data
land use

Sustainable drainage in challenging environments

Charlesworth, S., Blackett, M., Warwick, F., McTough, M., Mezue, M. & Adam-Bradford, A. 2017 In : New Water Policy and Practice. 4, p. 31-41 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
4 Citations
volcanic activity
moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer
Infrared imaging

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

RSPSoc 2012 Annual Conference

Blackett, M. (Speaker)
9 Sep 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media

ABC (Australia) News (TV): Extreme weather in Europe

Matthew Blackett


1 media contribution

Press / Media: Expert Comment

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

Matthew Blackett


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment

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

Matthew Blackett


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment

BBC News (TV): Italian earthquake

Matthew Blackett


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment

BBC News (various local radio): Italian earthquake

Matthew Blackett


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment