High-resolution mapping in the Pacific
Current and detailed geospatial data are necessary for addressing a variety of important issues and tasks facing Hawaiʻi and neighboring Pacific Island nations. Examples include invasive species detection, quantification and prediction of the impacts of sea-level rise, anthropogenic land use and land cover change, community response to natural disasters, and the inventory and monitoring of forest and agricultural resources. This talk will provide an introduction to some of the geospatial research underway at the UH Hilo SDAV Research Laboratory, focusing on the integration of remote sensing, GIS and artificial intelligence to address environmental problems of local significance.
Ryan Perroy is Professor and Chair in the department of geography & environmental science at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Director of the UH Hilo Spatial Data Analysis & Visualization (SDAV) Research lab. He completed his graduate studies in geography at the University of California Santa Barbara and has an undergraduate degree in physics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he was captain of the badminton team. Prior to joining the faculty at UH Hilo, he was an Assistant Professor in the department of geography and earth science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
University of Hawai'i at Hilo