Our Directors and Team Heads are some of the most experienced heritage and archaeology professionals in the sector. Collectively they lead on overall direction for the organisation, ensuring that MOLA remain competitive and efficient and that we stay at the forefront of new advances in the heritage industry.
Director of Technology Solutions
Peter is s a leading exponent of databases and GIS in archaeology, and has been focused on the application of beneficial digital technologies to archaeology for more than 25 years. As Director of Technology Solutions he is responsible for providing strategic direction in the development of these systems, and the identification, investigation and exploitation of new technologies which can be applied to MOLA's work. He is also responsible for the general management of MOLA's IT infrastructure on all sites.
His work involves the utilization and development of mobile, desktop, server and web based GIS and data capture platforms. This is directed in support of field work, inter and intra-site spatial analysis, graphical production and dissemination, and occurs in the context of both normal site investigations and more bespoke project work. This includes preparing and presenting non-spatial and map-based data from archaeological and museum-collection databases for presentation via the Internet.
Peter’s current research interests are in the application of Small Unmanned Aircraft - for which he holds a commercial pilot’s licence - to the survey of landscapes and monuments. The technique uses a digital photogrammetry approach, and provides a new mechanism for accurate and rapid metric survey. The detailed 2D orthomosaics and immersive 3D models created from aerial and indeed ground based imagery using this technique provide a powerful new tool for the capture and appreciation of heritage resources. The innovative application of such system to the interpretation, explanation and characterisation of heritage assets from archaeological features to sites, historic buildings, and landscapes, remain central to his role.
Peter has worked in a consultancy role for MOLA with partners in the archaeological, environmental and cultural sectors, on projects in the Basque country, Kazakhstan, Portugal, France, Romania, Kosovo and the UK. He also has expertise in web content management, usability and site planning, and has managed survey teams for MOLA and others within London, Romania, Italy, Northern England and Malta.
Our Technical Specialists are leading experts in the fields of geomatics, GIS, geophysics, geoarchaeology, aerial survey and building recording. We also employ professional editors, graphic illustrators and photographers who guarantee our reports and publications are presented to a high quality.