Marie has developed and currently runs a CPD course on GIS for use with freely available software that is available to book through the following link https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/iges/research-groups/acsem/cpd-courses/
Marie Kelly holds a BSc in Geography and Geology and an MSc in Environmental Modelling Monitoring and Reconstruction from the University of Manchester. She has worked for 5 years for the engineering consultancy MWH, covering issues on water quality, flooding, clean water, and sewerage modelling.
In 2009 she worked as a project engineer for RUCHI, an NGO in northern India, as part of an MWH / RedR (disaster relief engineering)/ Engineers Without Borders programme. Marie has also lectured at the Newcastle University for their MSc module on Engineering for International Development. In 2011 Marie moved to Tanzania working for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the Bill and Melinda Gates Funded ‘New concepts for on-site sanitation based on bio-additives and pit design’. Marie also acts as a consultant hydrologist for Tanzanian NGOs IWASH and MSABI.From 2012 to 2015 Marie moved to Aberystwyth and took on the role of Theme Leader in Remote Sensing and Spatial Information WISE Network. The role involved developing partnerships and the Integration of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems between Businesses and the University. Carrying out scoping and feasibility exercises. Planning and providing workshops on open source GIS and how it can be used and integrated into business. We were accountable for developing a client base and managing the delivery of over 35 projects in a wide variety of applications.
Projects covered a wide variety of areas including: Food security (Palestine), Coastal flooding (Zanzibar), Ecosystem Services / Sustainable Livelihoods (Zanzibar / Kenya), Disaster planning / mitigation for both natural and anthropogenic. (Turks & Caicos islands) Sustainable urban drainage and flood mitigation (United kingdom).