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Tim Malthus is Research Group Leader of the Coastal Monitoring, Modelling and Informatics Group in the Coastal Management and Development Program of CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship. He previously led the Environmental Earth Observation Program in the CSIRO Division of Land and Water. He combines skills in calibration, validation and field spectroscopy with analysis of airborne and satellite Earth observation data, to develop improved monitoring tools for the management of land and water resources informing wider environmental policies. Tim’s research career has focused on earth observation of both the aquatic and terrestrial environments.

Tim is co-chair of the Australian Satellite Calibration Working Group and represents Australia on the CEOS Working Group in Calibration and Validation. He also currently chairs the EU Eufar Calibration-Validation Working Group.

Prior to joining CSIRO, Dr Malthus was Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing, University of Edinburgh and Director of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Field Spectroscopy Facility based at the University. He oversaw the expansion and diversification of the Facility to maintain its world leading status in field spectroscopy research and related instrumentation. Tim has a BSc and PhD from the University of Otago, New Zealand and has also worked at the Universities of Nottingham and Wolverhampton and at the Centre for Limnology in the Netherlands.

Fields of Research

Academic Qualifications

  • 1978

    University of Otago

  • 1980

    Dip. Sci.
    University of Otago

  • 1986

    University of Otago