Following an overwhelmingly popular and unanimous vote at the Geological Remote Sensing Group’s (GRSG) Annual Conference, which was held late last year at the ITC Facility in the University of Twente, Dr. Jennifer Scoular was appointed as the group’s new Chairwoman.
Having headed up the GRSG for six years since 2016 and successfully steering the groups through unforeseen challenges such as a global pandemic, previous Chair Charlotte Bishop was delighted to see the role pass to Jennifer.
Charlotte said: “The GRSG has been a big part of my life and so it was hard to say goodbye. But I knew it was the right time to step aside and I couldn’t think of anyone better than Jenny to take over the role. She has the vision and energy to take the GRSG into the future and I know the entire committee will support her, like they did me.”
Based in Delft in the Netherlands, Dr. Jennifer Scoular works as a Solution Engineer for the geotechnical monitoring consultancy, SkyGeo and has an impressive geology and remote sensing CV.
Following her award of an MSci in Geology from Imperial College in London, Jenny then completed her PhD at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Civil Engineering, within the same institution. Her work explored the surface deformation in London using satellite-based Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), the results of which were verified using traditional surveying methods.
Commenting upon her election to the Chair of such a well-known and popular group of academic, research and commercial professionals, Dr. Scoular said: “I am delighted to be elected Chair of the GRSG. I have really enjoyed being part of the committee for the past 5 years and I am looking forward to helping grow the community over the next few years. I am also pleased to have a number of new committee members joining the team alongside our reliable and long-standing members and hope to develop some new ideas for the GRSG together”