Dr Victor Abbott
Profiles

Dr Victor Abbott

Associate Lecturer

School of Biological & Marine Sciences (HP) (Faculty of Science & Engineering (HP))

Role

Lecturing

MSc dissertation and PhD thesis supervision

KTP Associate Academic Advisor

Qualifications

Diploma in Land Surveying (North East London Polytechnic)

Eleven years in land and hydrographic surveying

Finals examinations of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FIG/IHO Category A)

MSc in Coastal Management (University of East London)

PhD in Coastal Management (University of Plymouth)

Professional membership

Fellow, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

Chartered Marine Scientist

Roles on external bodies

External Assessor, Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, China

Quality Assessor, The Universities of the West Indies and East London

Past Chairman, Devon and Cornwall Joint Branch of IMarEST and RINA

Honorary Treasurer, The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies

Founding Honorary Secetary of the Devon and Cornwall Branch of the RICS Geomatics Meetings

Teaching interests

Hydrography

Measurement science

Geographical Information Systems

Integrated coastal management

Professional activities

Staff serving as external examiners

MSc dissertations, ENSTA, Brest, 2012

PhD, University of Limerick, 2010

Undergraduate Land Surveying, University of West Indies, Trinidad, 2002-2006, 2012

Undergraduate Hydrographic Surveying, Latvian Maritime Academy, Riga, 1998

MPhil, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1997

Research interests

The capture, manipulation and visualisation of land and marine data in the coastal zone: hydrography, integrated coastal management, GIS

Other research

Malone L, Abbott VJ, Read M, 2013, Tamar Inter-tidal Survey: a review of the inter-tidal waters within 2km of the new Marine Base,  Devonport, for Debut (SW) Ltd

Rimmer L, Eccleston A, Abbott V, Crichton T, Hooper J, 2010, Safe Navigation: the professional mariners’ response to the wave hub, University of Plymouth, PRIMaRE

Abdel Hamid I, Abbott V, Lavender S, Kingston K, 2010, Visualising hydrographic data in chromo-stereoscopy, SoC Bulletin, volume 43, pp7-12

Abdel Hamid I, Abbott V, Lavender S, Kingston K, 2009, Second generation chromo-stereoscopy in marine data (Poster), 45th Summer School of Cartographers, Southampton, 6-9/09/09

MBeau Ache C, Abbott VJ, 2009, The Cost-Benefit of Charting Cameroon Waters, 7th FIG Regional Conference, Hanoi

Abbott V, Compton R, 2008, “KTP, MMO, PhD”, proceedings of the biennial conference of the Hydrographic Society, Hydro8, Liverpool, ISBN 0-9548844-4-2

Abbott V, Seube N, 2008, “Hydrography at MSc and Category A Level: a European perspective”, proceedings of the biennial conference of the Hydrographic Society, Hydro8, Liverpool, ISBN 0-9548844-4-2

Lavender, S, Robinson, M-C, Batts, A, Abbott, V, Cross, N, Downey, I, Barber, P, Thomas, I and Wooding, M, 2004, “Operational mapping of low water channels using satellite imagery”, proceedings of the 14th biennial Conference of the Hydrographic Society, Hydro4, Galway, ISBN 0-9548844-1-8

“Information for the Coastal Zone”, a presentation given at The Cornish Coast 99, a one day seminar at Camborne, 3rd November, 1999

“Marine GIS”, a presentation at an RICS one day workshop and seminar, Devon County Council, Exeter, 20th January, 1999

Abbott V J, 1998, “Introducing GIS into the Curriculum”, RICS workshop, Reading

"Coastal management and the hydrographic surveyor", paper presented at Hydro 92, Copenhagen

Ingham A E, 1992, "Hydrography for the Surveyor and Engineer", Revised by Abbott V J, BSP, Oxford

Morgan N, 1989, "Marine Technology Reference Book", Abbott V J - contributor, Butterworths

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Dr Janet Burroughes, PhD
The Synthesis of Estuarine Bathymetry from Sparse Sounding Data

Dr Runar Ostnes, PhD
Use of Depth Perception for the Improved Understanding of Hydrographic Data

Dr Olusola Popoola, PhD
Sea Level Rise and the Sustainability of the Nigerian Coastal Zone

Dr Iman Abdel Hamid, PhD
Chromo-Stereoscopic Visualisation in Dynamic Marine Operations


Dr Ross Compton, PhD
Mitigating the Potential Effects of Anthropic Underwater Sound on Marine Life

Grants & contracts

2012 completion: Survey of intertidal hulks.  DEBUT/ Devonport Landing Craft Co-location Project, £3745
2010 completion: Safe Navigation - The professional mariners' response to the Wave Hub, SWERDA, £
2008 completion: Real-time monitoring of marine mammals.  KTP/DTI with Westland GeoProjects, RAE equivalent funds, £103,000.

2006 completion: CoastChart - the development of a coastline from satellite-based remote sensing integrated with published marine datasets, UKHO/ SHOM/ ESA, £18,480.
2005 completion: Research into the ability of remote sensing to identify low water channels in extensive mudflats (Morecambe Bay) as ground-truthed by swathe sounding, Lancaster City Council/ BNSC/ RSAC, £20,596.

2003 completion: Tamar Tidal Streams at Mayflower Marina, UoP, £250
2002 completion: MANTA - Visualisation of charted data, UKHO, £21,000
2000 completion: Real-time GPS validation.  TCS/DTI with Exploration Consultants, RAE equivalent funds, £97,000
1996 completion: INTSurT - training requirments of the survey industry.  Multi-company, £3,000

Research groups

  • Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research (MarCoPol)
  • Geomatics

Popoola O, Abbott V, Glegg G, 2011, Impact of Sea Level Rise on the Nigerian Coast, IAIA, 

http://iaia.org/conferences/iaia11/uploadedpapers/final%20drafts/Impact%20of%20Sea%20Level%20Rise%20on%20the%20Nigerian%20Coast.pdf

Abdel Hamid I, Abbott V, Lavender S, Kingston K, 2011, Chromo-stereoscopy for Enhanced Viewing in Opaque Environment, Proceedings of the Conference of the FIG Working Week 'Bridging the Gap Between Cultures' Morocco, FIG, Denmark http://www.fig.net/pub/fig2011/papers/ts05j/ts05j_abdel_hamid_abbott_et_al_4895.pdf,

Abdel Hamid I, Abbott V, Lavender S, Kingston K, 2010, Chromo-stereoscopy for Enhanced Viewing in Opaque Environment, Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the Hydrographic Society, Roscoff, Germany

Compton R, Goodwin L, Handy R, Abbott V, 2008, A critical examination of worldwide guidelines for minimising the disturbance to marine mammals during seismic surveys, Marine Policy, v32, pp255-262, Elsevier, ISSN 0308-597X

Ostnes R, Abbott V and Lavender S, 2006, “Visualisation Techniques: results, The Hydrographic Journal, The Hydrographic Society, ISSN 0309-7846

Ostnes R, Abbott V and Lavender S, 2004, “Visualisation Techniques: an overview, Part 2”, The Hydrographic Journal, The Hydrographic Society , ISSN 0309-7846

Ostnes R, Abbott V and Lavender S, 2004, “Visualisation Techniques: an overview, Part 1”, The Hydrographic Journal, The Hydrographic Society , ISSN 0309-7846

Miller KM and Abbott VJ, 2002, "The Role of Core Mathematics and Computing Modules in Surveying Degrees", 2do Simposio Internacional de Agrimensura, Education and Professionalism in Surveying, FIG, Puerto Rico

Osborne A and Abbott V J, 2002, "GIS in optimal routeing of submarine cables", The Hydrographic Journal, The Hydrographic Society , ISSN 0309-7846

Abbott V J, 2001, “The Surveyor and the Coastal Zone”, The Hydrographic Journal, The Hydrographic Society , ISSN 0309-7846

Burroughes J E, George K J, Abbott V J, 2001, “Interpolation of Hydrographic Survey Data”, The Hydrographic Journal, The Hydrographic Society , ISSN 0309-7846

Miller K M, Abbott V J & Capelin K, 1997, “The Reliability of Quality Measures in Differential GPS”, The Hydrographic Journal, The Hydrographic Society , ISSN 0309-7846

Reports & invited lectures

Keynote speaker, IECO, London, 2010

Visiting lecturer: ENSIETA, Brest, 2007-2008; INTechMer, Cherbourg, 2006-2010

Lavender S et al including Abbott V, 2004, “Operational mapping of low water channels using satellite imagery”, Hydro4, Galway

Abbott VJ and Lavender SJ, 2004, “Coastal Surveying”, GeoInformatics Magazine

Other academic activities

Marine Spatial Planning, annually, 2009, 10, 11 & 14
Marine Mammal Observers Course, 4 delivered, accredited by JNCC, MMS, IMarEST
Survey Basics, 2 delivered

Links

http://www.research.plymouth.ac.uk/geomatics