Duncan Tamsett


  • Centre for Energy and Environment (CfEE) The North Highland College UHI Ormlie Road Thurso Caithness Scotland KW14 7EE

    United Kingdom

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1982 …2019

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Dr Duncan Tamsett is currently an Associate Research Fellow at the Environmental Research Institute at UHI. He also works part-time for Kongsberg GeoAcoustics Ltd (KGeoA Ltd) as a Geophysicist and Software Engineer.

For KGeoA Ltd Duncan has innovated and developed signal and image processing methods for side scan sonar and sub-seabed profiler image enhancement. Most of this work is expressed in the KGeoA Ltd software product GeoTexture. Duncan has a particular interest in innovating and developing true Colour (i.e. multi-frequency) representation of the seabed and sub-seabed in multi-frequency side scan sonar systems and broad-band sub-seabed profiler systems.

In his role at ERI Duncan’s interests are applications of (colour) sonar and sub-seabed profiling in geological, environmental and engineering investigations of the seabed and sub-seabed. The link inherent in Duncan’s positions at KGeoA Ltd and ERI facilitates a bi-lateral transfer of technologies between the two bodies with significant synergistic benefits accruing.

In addition to his interests in Marine Geophysics / Geoacoustics, Duncan has taken an interest in a variety of other problems including: image texture characterisation and classification; statistical methods to measure discarding in commercial fishing; the computation of well path collision probability; and somewhat bizarrely, he has made a small contribution to number theory by discovering a property of prime numbers in quadratic integer series!


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