B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (UWI)
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Ph.D. Surveying and Land Information, UWI, St Augustine
M. Sc. Planning and Development, UWI, St Augustine
B. Sc. Surveying and Land Information, UWI, St Augustine
My future research plans are aimed at:
Assessing multiple hazards in the Caribbean using open source GIS, spatial decision support systems, and risk perception.
Examining the social factors of social vulnerability and resilience.
Determining the most effective risk reduction strategies for the Caribbean.
Developing approaches to effectively communicate disaster susceptibility to the public to stimulate self-protective behaviour against natural and technological hazards.
Selected Conference Papers
Ronald Roopnarine, Dr Jacob Opadeyi, and Gabrielle Thongs. Soil Friction Angle as an Instability Factor in Landslide Susceptibility Modelling. 2016. URISA's 8th Caribbean GIS Conference – September 5 - 8th 2016. Barbados.
Gabrielle Thongs and Dr Jacob Opadeyi. Preliminary Hazard Assessment: Review of Methods for Small Island States. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management. November 2012. Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Gabrielle Thongs and Dr Jacob Opadeyi. Conceptual Design of Vulnerability Mapping of the Caribbean. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management. November 2012. Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Second place winner for Best Instructional Presentation Poster at the ESRI International User Conference. July 2011.
Dr Jacob Opadeyi, Gabrielle Thongs, Rehanna Jadoo, and Ruleta Camacho (2011). “A GIS-based Watershed Risk Assessment of Two Caribbean Islands: Trinidad and Antigua” Paper presented at Latin America Geospatial Forum. Aug 17-19, 2011. Rio, Brazil.
Dr Jacob Opadeyi, Gabrielle Thongs, Rehanna Jadoo, “GIS Applications Development in Support of Environmental Information Management and Advisory System”. Paper presented at the GEF Full Size Project Demonstrating the Implementation of a Sustainable Island Resource Management Mechanism (SIRMM) Workshop; Environment Division, St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. March 11th, 2011.