Rohan Fisher has worked with satellite data and GIS for the last 26 years, initially for CSIRO in Canberra, and subsequently for the Northern Territory government in Alice Springs and Darwin. For the last 13 years he has worked as a Research Fellow at Charles Darwin University focusing on GIS and Remote Sensing tools for natural resource management and good governance in the Eastern Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur. Rohan also works for the Darwin Center for Bushfires Research conducting weekly fire mapping for the Northern Territory and the Kimberley. Recent research and training has been on open-source applications for mapping health and environmental data in remote, developing country contexts.
Current research is focused on geosimulation modelling using Agent-Based modelling tools for landscape process visualisation. This work is exploring the use of projection augmented 3D printed and sand landscapes to visualise fire spread and hydrological processes.
- Contributing to the delivery of the Introduction to GIS unit through developing project material derived from GIS work in West Timor.
- Development and delivery of the Eastern Indonesian Field intensive unit.
- Lecturing into the Flinders/CDU biomedical school and Pharmacy degree.
PG (associate) supervision
- Sarah Hobgen
- Abilio daFonseca - Climate change imapcts on coastal communities in Timor Leste.
- Monitoring impacts and risk: case study of manganese mining in West Timor
- Remote sensing training for Eastern Indonesia (Aust-Indo Institute)
- Mapping Health Indicators In East Nusa Tenggara, Eastern Indonesia (AUSAID - PSLP)
- Eastern Indonesian Field Intensive
- Natural Resource Managment in Eastern Indoneaia (AUSAID - PSLP)
- Impact of fire and its use for sustainable land managment in Eastern Indonesia
Community Participatory Mapping
Fire managment in Eastern Indonesia
Health Mapping in NTT
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