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.
Chief Digital Officer
Peter Rauxloh is 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 Chief Digital Officer, he is responsible for providing strategic direction in the development of these and related systems, and the identification, investigation and exploitation of any new technology which can be beneficially applied to MOLA's work. He is also responsible for the general management of MOLA's IT infrastructure on all sites.
Central to his role, is spatial and non-spatial data management and manipulation, utilizing and developing mobile, desktop, server and web based platforms. This is directed in support of field work, inter and intra-site spatial post excavation analysis, graphical production and dissemination, and occurs in the context of both normal site investigations and more bespoke project work.
Peter’s current research interest is in the growth and extending the range of MOLA’s drone based aerial services, to enable it to add value to all suitable commercial projects. 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, documentation 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.