I am a postgraduate student studying Marine Science in The University of Ghana. My field of expertize is mainly in Physical Oceanography and Coastal Processes. I am very passionate about Coastal Science particularly impacts of physical processes such coastal erosion and flooding. My background is solely Marine Science. I have strong background in remote sensing and GIS application. The main basis for my research interest is the impacts of climate change on the coastal environment. My undergraduate thesis focused on the use of remote sensing approach for the assessment of shoreline changes at the Volta Estuary, Ghana.
My MPhil. project, seeks to contribute to improve coastal monitoring and management strategies in West Africa. I make use of modern technology such as video systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to monitor different coastal environments on the coasts of Ghana and Benin, with different responses to oceanic forcing. Joining this cruise is an opportunity to learn and apply modern ways of research through advanced technology to contribute to quality research in Ghana and the sub-region.
As part of this oceanographic research cruise, I would like to increase my conceptual and practical knowledge of data collection, and the methods of processing these data, as well as the techniques for interpreting them. It would be a great asset for the success of my thesis project.