Director (Project Operations)
Phone:+66 2 524 6184
- 2003 – Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
- 1997 – M. Eng. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, Asian Institute of Technology
- 1990 – M. Tech. in Agricultural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India
- 1989 – B. Tech. in Agricultural Engineering, J. N. Agriculture University), Jabalpur, India
Area of Expertise
- Project Management
- Multi-hazard Risk Assessment
- Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation
- Remote Sensing and GIS
- Training and Capacity Building
- World Association of Soil and Water Conservation
- Managing Editor, Asian Journal of Geoinformatics
- Thematic Area Team Leader at AIT in Disaster Risk Management
1) Jinwei Dong, Xiangming Xiao, Sage Sheldon, Chandrashekhar Biradar, Geli Zhang, Nguyen Dinh Duong, ManzulHazarika, Ketut Wikantika, Wataru Takeuhci, and Berrien Moore (2014). A 50-m Forest Cover Map in Southeast Asia from ALOS/PALSAR and Its Application on Forest Fragmentation, PLOS ONE, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-12.
2) Jinwei Dong, Xiangming Xiao, Sage Sheldon, Chandrashekhar Biradar, Nguyen Dinh Duong, Manzul Hazarika(2012). A Comparison of Forest Cover Maps in Mainland Southeast Asia from Multiple Sources: PALSAR, MERIS, MODIS and FRA. Remote Sensing of Environment, 127, 60–73.
3) Thirapong Santiphop, Rajendra P. Shrestha and Manzul K. Hazarika (2012), An Analysis of Factors Affecting Agricultural Land Use Patterns and Livelihood Strategies of Farm Households in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand,Journal of Land Use Science. Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 331-348.
4) S. Shahid and M.K. Hazarika (2009), Groundwater Drought in the Northwestern Districts of Bangladesh, Water Resource Management (DOI 10.1007/s11269-009-9534-y), Vol. 24:10
5) Parida, B.R., Oinam, B., Patel, N.R., Sharma, N., Kandwal, R. and Hazarika, M. K. (2008). Land Surface Temperature Variation with relation to Vegetation Types using MODIS Satellite Data in Gujarat state of India. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29:14.
6) Parida B.R., Collado W.B., Borah R., Hazarika M.K. and L. Samarakoon (2008), Detecting Drought-Prone Areas of Rice Agriculture Using a MODIS-Derived Soil Moisture Index, GIScience and Remote Sensing, 45, No. 1, 109-129.
7) Wilfredo B.C., Sonia L.A, Cheryll B.C., Magsud M., Parida B.R., Hazarika M.K. and Samarakoon L. (2008). Radarsat Data and Crop Growth Parameters for Monitoring Rice in the Rainfed Areas of Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija, Philippines,International Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol.2 No.1, 15-28.
8) Sharma R.R., Samarkoon L., Hazarika M.K. and Kafle T.P. (2007). Applicability of Tropical Rainfall Measuring toPredict Floods in the Bagmati River. Journal of Hydrology & Meteorology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1-15.
9) Shahid S., Chen X. and Hazarika M.K., (2006). Evaluation of Groundwater Quality for Irrigation in Bangladesh Using Geographic Information Sys., Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 54(1), 3-14.
10) Hazarika M. K., Yasuoka Y., Ito A. and Dye D. (2004). Estimation of Net Primary Productivity by Integrating Remote Sensing Data with an Ecosystem Model. Remote Sensing of Environment, 94:298-310.
1) Bormudoi, M.K. Hazarika, Ir. Budi Kartiwa, Erni Murniati, L. Samarakoon (2011). Hydrograph Simulation and Flood Mapping Using Remote Sensing and GIS In Citarum Watershed, Indonesia, 32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Taipei, Taiwan, 03-07 October 2011.
2) Manzul K. Hazarika, S. Singh, Md. Shahab Uddin and Lal Samarakoon (2010). Present Status and Trends of Natural Hazards in the Asia-Pacific Region, 31st Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1-5 November 2010.
3) Rana S., Gunasekara K., Hazarika M.K., Samarakoon L. and Siddiquee M. (2010). Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Cyclone Disaster Management in Coastal Area: A Case Study at Barguna District, Bangladesh, ISPRS Commission VIII, Kyoto, Japan, 9-12 August 2010.
4) Hazarika M.K., Samarakoon L., Senevirathne N., Fowze J.S.M. and de Silva R. (2010). Capacity Building in Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS for Disaster Risk Assessment, ISPRS Commission-VI held at ITC Enschede, The Netherlands, 2-4 June 2010.
5) Bormudoi A., Hazarika M.K., Samarakoon L., Phaengsuwan V. and Thanasack K. (2010). Potential Use of ALOS PALSAR in Flood Hazard Mapping, A Case Study in Five Districts of Lao PDR, 8th Annual Mekong Flood Forum held in Vientiane, Lao PDR, 26-27 May 2010.
6) Hazarika M.K. (2009). Capacity Building on Disaster Risk Assessment in South and South-East Asian countries. A paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Policy & Research for Global Disaster Management (PR4GDM), Seoul, South Korea, 11-13 November 2009.
7) Hazarika M.K., Borah R., Samarakoon L., Subarkah A., Velly A., Carolita I., and Sitorus J. (2008). Tsunami Hazard Assessment in Indonesia Integrating Numerical Model and Geospatial Data, 29th Asian Conference on Remote Sensingheld in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10-14 November 2008.
8) M. K. Hazarika, A. Bormudoi , T.P. Kafle, L. Samarkoon, K. Nuon , Y. Savuth and R. Narith (2007), Flood Hazard Mapping in Four Provinces of Cambodia Under the Mekong Basin, Fifth Annual Mekong Forum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 17-18 May, 2007
9) Hazarika M.K., Kafle T.P., Sharma R., Karki S., Shrestha R.M., Samarkoon L. (2007). Statistical Approach to Discharge Prediction for Flood Forecasts Using TRMM Data, 28th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-16 November 2007.
10) Hazarika M.K., Kafle T.P., Shrestha K.G., Prathumchai K. and L. Samarakoon (2006). Integration of Remote Sensing Data with a Flood Simulation Model for Flood Hazard Mapping in the Bagmati River, Nepal, ISPRS Commission-IV International Symposium on Geo-information for Disaster Management, Goa, India, 25-26 September, 2006.
11) Hazarika M. K., Yasuoka Y. and Ito A. (2004). Integration of remote sensing data with an ecosystem model to estimate the NPP in the tropical region, LUCC Workshop on Impacts of Changes in Landuse and Management on Carbon Stocks and Turn-Over in the Tropics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 23-25 August, 2004.
12) Hazarika M. K., Yasuoka Y. and Ito A. (2003). Estimation of net primary productivity by integrating remote sensing data with Sim-Cycle. A paper presented in the ISPRS Commission-VII WG6 International Workshop on Monitoring/Modeling Global Environmental Change, Kyoto, Japan, 21-22 October, 2003.
13) Hazarika M. K. and Yasuoka Y. (2002). Estimation of terrestrial carbon fluxes by integrating remote sensing with ecosystem modelling. A paper presented in the 23rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing held in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25-29 November 2002.
14) Hazarika M.K., Honda K. and Lal S. (2000). Extraction of road information using multi-sensor data. A paper presented in XIXth Congress of ISPRS, 16-23 July 2000, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
15) Hazarika M.K, Samarakoon L., Honda K. et al. (2000). Monitoring and impact assessment of shrimp farming in the east coast of Thailand using remote sensing, XIXth Congress of ISPRS, 16-23 July 2000, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
16) Hazarika M.K. and Honda K., Estimation of Soil Erosion using Remote Sensing and GIS, its Valuation and Economic Implications on Agricultural Production, 10th International Soil Conservation Organisation Conference, 23-28th May, 1999, Purdue University, USA.
17) Hazarika M.K, Samarakoon L., Honda K. and Francis X.J. C. (1998). Application of remote sensing and GIS for road network database management and risk assessment, 24th Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society, 9-11 September 1998, The University of Greenwich, Kent, U.K.
18) Francis X.J.C, Honda K, Hazarika M.K.,and Samarakoon L., Flood Monitoring in the Central Plain of Thailand Using NOAA/AVHRR and JERS SAR data, 24th Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society, 9-11 September 1998, The University of Greenwich, Kent, U.K.
19) Hazarika M.K., Samarakoon L. and Honda K. (998). Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Road (Asian Highway) Network Database Creation and Risk Assessment, 19th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, 16-20thNovember, Manila, Philippines.
20) Hazarika M.K. and Honda K. (1997). Monitoring Changes in Agricultural Practices to Assess Soil Erosion using Remote Sensing, 18th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, 20-24th October 1997, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1) Hazarika M.K., Das D.K. and Samarakoon L. (2010). Integrated Information and Communication System for Disaster Management in Bangladesh, In: ICTD Case Study Series – Issue No. 2: ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction, APCICT-UNESCAP.
2) Hazarika M.K. and Honda K. (2001). Estimation of soil erosion using remote sensing and GIS, its valuation and economic implications on agricultural production. In Stott D.E., Mohtar R.H. and Steinhardt G.C. (Eds.). Sustaining the Global Farm (pp. 1090-1093). Selected papers from the 10th International Soil Conservation Organization meeting held at Purdue University and the USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, 24-29 May 1999.
3) Murai S., Hazarika M.K., Lacoul, M. and Honda K., Updating Map Information in Bangkok Ayuttaya Area Using Japanese Satellite (ADEOS AVNIR) Data and GIS, published in “Retrospective and Commemorative Collection of Papers” in respect of professor Gottfried Konecny of University of Hannnover, Germany in September, 1998.
1) Hazarika M.K., Singh S. and Samarakoon S. (2010). Disaster risk in Asia and the Pacific (Chapter-I), Protecting Development Gains – Reducing Disaster Vulnerability and Building Resilience in Asia and the Pacific, The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report, 2010, a joint publication of UNESCAP and UN-ISDR.
2) Export of Shrimps to Japan: Its Environmental and Socio-economic Impact in Thailand, a research report submitted to The Sumitomo Foundation, Tokyo, Japan in March 2000.
3) Investigation for Use of Remote Sensing Data for Road Planning – Asian Highway, a research report submitted toCORE Corporation, Tokyo, Japan in March 1999.
Dr. Shiro OchiVisiting Scientist (JAXA seconded)
Dr. Kavinda GunasekaraSenior Program Specialist/ Team Leader(Environment)
Dr. Rishiraj DuttaSenior Program Specialist
Dr. Shiro Ochi
Visiting Scientist (JAXA seconded)
Phone:(66 2) 524-5599
Dr. Ochi has been a researcher in Remote Sensing and GIS for wide range of study fields such as Forestry, Agriculture, Disaster and Environment. He is a senior researcher now at Satellite Application and Operations Center (SAOC) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). He has teaching experiences on GIS and R.S. in the universities in Japan for about 15 years as a faculty. Dr. Ochi is expected to support JAXA’s projects undertaken by GIC, such as “Sentinel ASIA” which is an activity initiated by APRSAF (Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum) to support disaster management activities in the region, and “SAFE “(Space Applications for Environment) which is promoted by EORC, JAXA. He is also interested in promoting research projects with the staff of GIC.
- 2000 – Ph.D. in Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
- 1987 – B.Sc. in Forestry, University of Tokyo, Japan
Area of Expertise
- Remote sensing and GIS applications
- Regional Development
- Environment and Ecosystem
- Disaster Management
- Yamamoto Y., Ochi S., Kobayashi S., Furuya J., Quantification of land suitability assessment for rice in Bangladesh using multiple regression analysis and GIS(in Japanese), J. of the Japanese Agricultural Systems Society, vol.29(1),1-9, 2013
- Ochi S., Koseki J., Li Y., Detection of sand boiling in widespread area using RapidEye satellite images(in Japanese), J. of Institute of Industrial Science, Univ. of Tokyo, vol.64(4),451-454,2012
- Hatcho N., Ochi S.,Matsuno Y., The evolution of irrigation development in monsoon Asia and historical lessons, Irrigation and Drainage, 59(1), 4–16, 2010
- Takeuchi W., Nakano T., Ochi S., Yasuoka Y., Monitoring of Re-generation Condition for Burnt Forested Wetland in Western Siberia with Sub-pixel Land Cover Characterization(in Japanese), J. of Japanese Society of Remote Sensing, Vol.27(1), 13-23, 2007
- Hung T., Uchihama D., Ochi S., Yasuoka Y., Assessment with satellite data of the urban heat island effects in Asian mega cities, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 8, 34-48, 2006
Dr. Kavinda Gunasekara
Senior Program Specialist/Team Leader (Environment)
Phone:(66 2) 524-6199
Kavinda joined GIC in 2008.
Area of Expertise
- GIS and Remote Sensing Applications on Coastal Morphology
- Landslide, Glacier
- Habitat Suitability and Tsunami
- Land Use/Cover Mapping and Change Monitoring
- On-the-Job Trainer
Dr. Rishiraj Dutta
Senior Programme Specialist
Phone: (66 2) 524 6148
Dr. Dutta has joined GIC in November 2018 as a Senior Programme Specialist. With more than 10+ years of experience and competency, he has served in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) as a Consultant Economic Affairs (Drought Management) under its Regional Drought Mechanism and also in various capacities at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Thailand. During this period, he was engaged in project management, implementation and monitoring of various projects and programmes in the South and Southeast Asian regions. Moreover, he has also served as a liaison between his host institutions and the regional and international organizations towards building stronger collaborations. He also briefly worked in various research institutions of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and have served in South Asia, Africa and Latin America. Over the years Dr. Dutta has been working in the field of disaster risk reduction, climate risk management and early warning systems.
- 2011 – Ph.D. in Applied Geoinformation and Earth Observation, Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands
- 2006 – M.Sc. in Geoinformatics, Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands
- 2003 – B.Sc. in Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India
Area of Expertise
- Remote Sensing and GIS applications
- Disaster Management
- Drought Management
- Climate Risk Management
- Early Warning Systems
- Natural Resources Management (agriculture and ecosystems)
- Programme and project management
- Capacity building
1) Rishiraj Dutta and Senaka Basnayake, (2018). Gap Assessment towards Strengthening Early Warning Systems. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 9 (2): pp. 198 – 215. URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-11-2016-0051.
2) Rishiraj Dutta, (2018). Drought Monitoring in the Dry Zone of Myanmar using MODIS Derived NDVI and Satellite Derived CHIRPS Precipitation Data. Sustainable Agriculture Research, 7 (2): pp. 46 – 55. DOI: 10.5539/sar.v7n2p46. URL: https://doi.org/10.5539/sar.v7n2p46.
3) Rishiraj Dutta, Senaka Basnayake and Atiq Kainan Ahmed, (2015). Assessing Gaps and Strengthening Early Warning System to Manage Disasters in Cambodia. Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management, 5 (2): pp. 167 – 175. DOI: 10.5595/idrim.2015.0104.
4) Rishiraj Dutta and Susantha Jayasinghe, (2015). Integrating Spatial Data Infrastructure in Monitoring Climate Change Impacts: A Research Oriented Approach (TS-3: SDI Development; Commission: 2 of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), and Technical Commission: IV, Working Group: 4 of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)). Peer Reviewed and published in the Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: In the Context of Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake, Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 – 27 November, 2015.
5) Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D., Liyanage, C., Ginige, K., Arambepola, N., Dutta, R., (2015). South Asian Regional Position Paper on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges. CASCADE project.
6) Rishiraj Dutta, (2014). Climate Change and its Impact on Tea in Northeast India. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 5 (4): 625 – 632.
7) Rishiraj Dutta, (2013). Monitoring Green Leaf Tea Quality Parameters of Different TV Clones Grown in Northeast India using Satellite Data. Food Chemistry, 139 (1 – 4): 689 – 694.
8) Rishiraj Dutta, (2012). Quantifying Patterns using Wavelets. International Journal of Remote Sensing and GIS, 1 (3): 166 – 174.
9) Rishiraj Dutta, A. (Alfred) Stein, E.M.A. (Eric) Smaling, Rajiv Mohan Bhagat and Mridul Hazarika (2012). Modeling and quantifying tea productivity in Northeast India. Two and a Bud, 59 (2): 56 – 63.
10) R. Dutta, E.M.A. Smaling, R.M. Bhagat, V.A. Tolpekin and A. Stein, (2012). Analysis of Factors That Determine Tea Productivity in North-Eastern India: A Combined Statistical and Modeling Approach. Experimental Agriculture, 48 (1): 64 – 84.
11.) Alka Singh, Rishiraj Dutta, Alfred Stein and Rajiv M. Bhagat, (2012). A Wavelet Based Approach for Monitoring Plantation Crops (Tea: Camellia sinensis) in North East India. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33 (16): 4982 – 5008.
12.) Rishiraj Dutta, (2011). Remote Sensing a Tool to Measure and Monitor Tea Plantations in Northeast India (TS03F – Remote Sensing II; Commission: 6 (Engineering Surveys)). Peer Reviewed and accepted in the Proceedings of FIG Working Week 2011 (Bridging the Gaps between Cultures), Marrakech, Morocco, 18 – 22 May, 2011. Available in FIG Surveyor’s Reference Library.
13.) Rishiraj Dutta, (2011). Impact of Age and Management Factors on Tea Yield and Modelling the Influence of Leaf Area Index on Yield Variations. Science Asia, 37 (1): 83 – 87.
14.) R. Dutta, A. Stein, and R.M. Bhagat, (2011). Integrating Satellite Images and Spectroscopy to Measuring Green and Black Tea Quality. Food Chemistry, 127 (2): 866 – 874.
15.) Rishiraj Dutta and Rajiv M. Bhagat, (2010). Application of Remote Sensing for Delineation of Waterlogged Tea Areas and Effects of Plant Age on Tea yield. Two and a Bud, 57: 52 – 58.
16.) R. Dutta, A. Stein, E.M.A. Smaling, R.M. Bhagat and M. Hazarika, (2010). Effects of Plant Age and Environmental and Management Factors on Tea Yield in Northeast India. Agronomy Journal, 102 (4): 1290 – 1301.
17.) Thenkabail, Prasad S. , Biradar, Chandrashekhar M. , Noojipady, Praveen , Dheeravath, Venkateswarlu , Li, Yuanjie , Velpuri, Manohar , Gumma, Muralikrishna , Gangalakunta, Obi Reddy P. , Turral, Hugh , Cai, Xueliang , Vithanage, Jagath , Schull, Mitchell A. and Dutta, Rishiraj (2009). Global Irrigated Area Map (GIAM), Derived from Remote Sensing, for the End of the Last Millennium. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30: 14, 3679 – 3733. DOI: 10.1080/01431160802698919.
18.) Biradar C. M, Thenkabail P. S., Turral, H., Noojipady, P., Li, Y. J., Velpuri, M., Dheeravath, V., Vithanage, J., Schull M., Cai, X. L., Murali, K. G., and Rishiraj, D. (2006). A Global Map of Rainfed Cropland Areas at the End of Last Millennium using Remote Sensing and Geospatial Techniques. Geoinformatics 2006: GNSS and Integrated Geospatial Applications, edited by Deren Li, Linyuan Xia, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6418, 64181Q, (2006) · 0277-786X/06/$15 · doi: 10.1117/12.713204
19.) P.S. Thenkabail, C.M. Biradar, H. Turral, P. Noojipady, Y.J. Li, J. Vithanage, V. Dheeravath, M. Velpuri, M. Schull, X.L. Cai and R. Dutta, (2006). An Irrigated Area Map of the World (1999) Derived from Remote Sensing (IWMI Research Report, 105) Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute.
1) Rishiraj Dutta (2014). Review of Vegetation Indices for Vegetation Monitoring. Research Area: Agriculture/Crops & Soils/Vegetation (ID: OS-008). 35th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS2014), Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
2) Rishiraj Dutta (2013). Analysis of Present and Future Climate Scenarios of Tea Growing Areas in Northeast India. Special Session C-5: Remote Sensing for Climate Change and Climate Variability and Technical Session C-3: Environmental Science (Paper ID: ID_O-SC03-285). 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS-2013), Bali, Indonesia.
3) Rishiraj Dutta (2013). Reviewing the Existing Satellite, Early Warning Systems and Disaster Management Information System for Preparedness, Response and Recovery. Technical Session 2: Application of Satellite Imageries. International Workshop on Advanced Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Environment and Culture (IWAGTSEC – 2013). ISPRS Technical Commission: VI; Working Group: 6, 12 – 13 September, 2013, Pokhara, Nepal.
4) Rishiraj Dutta (2012). Wavelet Based Pattern Analysis to Detect Changes in Vegetation Growth. TS E7: Natural Resources (Paper ID: 329). 33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS-2012), 26 – 30 November, 2012, Pattaya, Thailand.
5) Rishiraj Dutta, A. (Alfred) Stein, E.M.A. (Eric) Smaling, Rajiv Mohan Bhagat and Mridul Hazarika (2011). Modeling and Quantifying Tea Productivity in Northeast India. TS 5 – Environment and Climate Change (World Tea Science Congress: Tea – Scope for Tomorrow, 22 – 24 November, 2011).
6) Rishiraj Dutta, (2010). Integrating Remote Sensing and Statistical Techniques to Quantify and Monitor Tea Plantations in Northeast India. TS F2: Earth Observation II (Paper No. 0085). GLP Open Science Meeting – Land Systems, Global Change and Sustainability, 17 – 19th October, 2010, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
7) Rishiraj Dutta, Rajib Mohan Bhagat and Alka Singh, (2009). Monitoring Tea Plantations in India Using Remote Sensing Approaches. TS 5D – Monitoring Using Vision Technologies. 7th FIG Regional Conference, Spatial Data Serving People: Land Governance and the Environment – Building the Capacity, Hanoi, Vietnam (19 – 22 October, 2009). Paper also available in FIG Surveyor’s Reference Library (Commission 6: Engineering Surveys).
8) Rishiraj Dutta, Alfred Stein and N.R. Patel, (2008). Delineation of Diseased Tea Patches Using MXL and Texture Based Classification. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: Vol. XXXVII. Part B4 (ISPRS, Beijing 2008).
9) Biradar C. M, Thenkabail P. S., Turral, H., Noojipady, P., Li, Y. J., Velpuri, M., Dheeravath, V., Vithanage, J., Schull M., Cai, X. L., Murali K. G., and Rishiraj, D. A Global Map of Rainfed Cropland Areas at the End of Last Millennium using Remote Sensing and Geospatial Techniques. Geoinformatics06 Symposium Proceedings, 14th International Conference on GEOINFORMATICS (Geoinformatics2006), Wuhan, China, 28 October – 29 October, 2006.
1) Marta Pérez Cusó (lead author), Syed T Ahmed, Witada Anukoonwattaka, Rishiraj Dutta, Michiko Enomoto, Sung Eun Kim, Ester Lazzari, Siope Vakataki ‘Ofa, Atsuko Okuda, Kareff May Rafisura, Satyabrata Sahu, Madhurima Sarkar-Swaisgood, Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, Krishnan Srinivasaraghavan, Megha Sunger, Tengfei Wang, Yuqian Wei and Jiayang Zhang, (2018). Chapter 4: Technology and Inequalities. Inequality in Asia and the Pacific in the Era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 74th Commission Session. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. ISBN: 978-92-1-120777-4.
2) David J. Ganz , Peeranan Towashiraporn, N. M. S. I. Arambepola, Anisur Rahman, Aslam Perwaiz, Senaka Basnayake, Rishiraj Dutta, Anggraini Dewi (2016). Integrating Earth Observation Systems and Data into Disaster Preparedness in the Lower Mekong: Experiences from the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center. Earth Science Satellite Applications: Current and Future Prospects, Part I: pp. 63-84, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7_3. Springer International Publishing.
3) Dutta, Rishiraj (2013). Remote sensing fits to a ‘T’ (Reprint). Empowering India through Geospatial Technologies: Select Stories (Natural Resources and Agriculture, pp. 122 – 126). Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI), New Delhi, India, January, 2013.
Syams NashrrullahSenior Program Officer/ Team Leader (Disaster)
Lakmal DeshapriyaResearch Associate/ Team Leader (RS/GIS)
Dr. Firman HadiResearch Specialist
Dr. Dan TranResearch Specialist
Senior Program Officer/ Team Leader (Disaster)
Phone:(66 2) 524-6488
Syams Nashrrullah joined the Geoinformatics Center as a Research Associate in 2008 to 2009, and then continues in 2011 after completion of his master degree in Applied Earth Science with specialization in Geo-Hazard from the ITC, the Netherlands. He has been working on research activities, capacity building training and projects related to remote sensing and GIS applications for drought monitoring, landslide mapping, landuse/landcover, and forestry in several Asian countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, and Thailand.
- Master of Science in Applied Earth Science, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, the Netherlands, 2011
- Bachelor of Engineering in Geodesy and Geomatics, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia, 2006
Area of Expertise
- Remote sensing application in drought monitoring, biomass estimation
- Interferometry SAR processing
- LiDAR processing
- GIS and Mapping
Research Associate/ Team Leader (RS/GIS)
Phone:(66 2) 524-6484
Lakmal completed his undergraduate degree in earth resource engineering and joined GIC in May 2013.
- B.Sc. Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Area of Expertise
- Remote Sensing and GIS
Dr. Firman Hadi
Phone:(66 2) 524-6489
Once a birdwatching enthusiast now a Spatial IT enthusiast. Research experiences on remote sensing for forest ecosystem and natural environment for more than 10 years. Have been actively using and promoting the use of Free and Open Source GIS (FOSSGIS) in Indonesia since 2004. Long experiences on training on the use of FOSSGIS in Indonesian government and non-government agencies.
- 2011 – Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Landscape Ecology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
- 2004 – M. Eng. in Remote Sensing, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
- 2001 – B. Sc. in Ecology and Conservation, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
Area of Expertise
- Remote Sensing
- Landscape Ecology
- Free and Open Source GIS
1) Hadi, F., R. Febrianto. I. H. Ismullah, K. Wikantika and E.N. Megantara. 2012. Exploring ALOS PALSAR for Forest Structure Analyses of Javan Gibbon’s Habitat. Final Report on ALOS Application and Verification Project. 2nd Edition. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
2) M. Ilham, F. Hadi, and K. Wikantika. Multi-regression Vegetation Index Approach to Estimate Carbon Stock in Bunga Rampai Penginderaan Jauh Indonesia. 2012. Ketut Wikantika and Lissa Fajri (eds). Center for Remote Sensing – Institut Teknologi Bandung. 2012. pp. 184 – 198.
3) R. Ragajaya, F. Hadi and K.Wikantika. 2012. Estimating Biomass with Polarimetric SAR Method using ALOS PALSAR in Bunga Rampai Penginderaan Jauh Indonesia. 2012. Ketut Wikantika and Lissa Fajri (eds). Center for Remote Sensing – Institut Teknologi Bandung. 2012. pp. 168 – 182.
4) Withaningsih, S., Parikesit, S. Okubo, F. Hadi and J. Iskandar. 2010. Spatial Analyses of Rare and Threatened Raptor Diversity : Empirical Base for Establishing Conceptual Framework and Policy Guidance in Biodiversity. Asian Raptors : Science and Conservation for Present and Future. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asian Raptors. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network – Mongolian Ornithological Society – National University of Mongolia.
5) Hadi, F., D.M. Hakim, Y. Perdana, A. Hadiyana S. Darmawan, O. Mubarak, S. Nashrrullah and K. Wikantika. 2009. The Use of Spectral Library for Land Cover Classification with Satellite Imagery. The Second International Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science Workshop Series on Demography, Land Use Land Cover and Disaster organized by Research Group of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science, Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung. Bandung. Indonesia.
Dr. Dan Tran
Sasanka MadawalagamaResearch Associate
Ayeisha SheldonResearch Associate
Ashok DahalResearch Associate/Research Staff
Frank YrleResearch Associate
Phone:(66 2) 524-5586
Sasanka has graduated from Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka with a honors degree in Surveying Sciences. After completing the internship at GIC he has joined as a Research Associate in October 2015.
- B.Sc in Surveying Sciences (Specialized in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing)
Area of Expertise
- Land Surveying
- Remote Sensing and GIS
Phone:(66 2) 524-6405
Ayeisha has graduated from a Bachelor of Geographical Science, after completing a 5 month internship at GIC she has joined our team as a research associate in August 2017. Ayeisha has a strong background in GIS and remote sensing undertaking many projects in urban development.
- 2016 – Bachelor of Geographical Science, University of Queensland – Australia.
Area of Expertise
- Geographical Information Systems
- Remote Sensing
- Sustainable development and environmental management
- Urban development
- UAVs/ drone technology
Research Associate/Research Staff
Phone:(66 2) 524-6148
Ashok is an ardent learner of digital revolution in Geospatial Technology and its impact on culture, climate, socio-economy and behaviour of the human. Since his days in the Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering he is intrigued with different aspects of geospatial science and technology. Ashok is a Geomatics engineer with a particular interest in the Geospatial Development. He loves to code and is always striving to make robust, high performance and fault tolerant systems. He joined GIC as an Intern on Oct 2017 and as Research Associate Right after completion of his internship on Dec 2017.
Bachelor of Engineering in Geomatics, Tribhuvan University Institute of Engineering with Distinction.
Area of Expertise
- Geospatial Development
- GNSS and Geodesy
- GIS, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry
- Geospatial Database Management and Cartography
- Land Administration and Management
Phone:(66 2) 524-6483
Frank is a biologist who became a geospatial enthusiast through his graduate research experiences. He joined the team in 2018 after completing a master’s thesis investigating Louisiana barrier island vegetation with UAV. In his free time Frank likes to study computer programming and explore Thailand’s national parks.
- 2017 – M.S. in Marine & Environmental Biology, Nicholls State University, Louisiana, U.S.A.
- 2007 – B.S. in Biology, Northwestern State University, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Area of Expertise
- UAV Applications
- Remote Sensing & GIS
- Coastal Zone
Senior Administrative Officer
Phone:(66 2) 524-6195
Sudchai joined GIC in 1996. She is mainly responsible for administration, management, delivery & service of day to day activities of the center. She is handling the financial aspects of all on going projects and center’s accounts. She also assists to cordinate and provide necessary support for GIC Research and Training activities.
Area of Expertise
- Office Administration
- Financial Management
Phone:(66 2) 524-5580
Sinath joined GIC in January 2015. His main responsibilities include general secretarial work and general administration/ office management.
- MBA, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
- Bachelor Degree of Arts, Phranakhon Rajabhat University, Thailand
- A junior of Economics, NORTON University, Cambodia
Area of Expertise
- Offices Administration