Cartography and GIS

Ph.D. theses

In progress

Kasper Cockx
Modelling spatio-temporal residential dynamics in Belgium: a household-based microsimulation framework
Promoter: Prof. dr. Frank Canters

Frederik Priem
Assessing the impact of urbanisation on heat and water regulation through integration of remote sensing, hydrological / urban climate modelling and simulation of urban growth: a case study on Brussels
Promoter: Prof. dr. Frank Canters

Philip Stessens
Ecosystem services based approaches for sustainable urban planning: the case of the Brussels-Capital Region
Promoters: Prof. dr. Ahmed Khan (ULB), Prof. dr. Frank Canters (VUB)

Recent

2018

Sophie Mossoux
Risk assessment around Karthala volcano (Union of the Comoros), Modelling lava flow hazard, population exposure and road access vulnerability, and building resilience against volcanic eruptions
Promoters: Prof. dr. Frank Canters, Prof. dr. Matthieu Kervyn

2017

Tomas Crols
Integrating network distances into an activity based cellular automata land-use model
Promoters: Prof. dr. Frank Canters (VUB), Prof. dr. Roger White (Memorial University Newfoundland), co-promoter: Dr. Lien Poelmans (VITO)

2015

Luca Demarchi
Mapping impervious surface cover from hyperspectral imagery using per-pixel and sub-pixel classification approaches: impact on water balance estimation
Promoters: Prof. dr. Frank Canters, Dr. Jonathan Cheung-Wai Chan, co-promoter: Prof. dr. Okke Batelaan

2013

Boud Verbeiren (HYDR/CGIS)
Improving spatiotemporal urban runoff estimation using Earth Observation based approaches
Promoters: Prof. dr. Okke Batelaan, Prof. dr. Frank Canters

2012

Marc M. Delgado
Assessing adoption and sustainability of agroforestry systems in upland areas in the tropics using geospatial tools and participatory approaches: The case of Claveria, the Philippines
Promoter: Prof. dr. Frank Canters, co-promoter: Prof. dr. Damasa Magcale Macandog (University of the Philippines Los Baños)

Juliette Dujardin (HYDR/CGIS)
Detailed groundwater recharge estimation for urban environments: a remote sensing supported procedure for groundwater risk management
Promoters: Prof. dr. Okke Batelaan (HYDR), Prof. dr. Frank Canters

Jef Dams (HYDR/CGIS)
Hydrological impact analysis of land-use and climate change
Promoters: Prof. dr. Okke Batelaan (HYDR), Prof. dr. Frank Canters

Jianglin Ma
Towards an operational approach for superresolution enhancement of multi-angle remote sensing imagery
Promoter: Prof. dr. Frank Canters, co-promoter: Dr. Jonathan Cheung-Wai Chan

2011

Tim Van de Voorde
Mapping, monitoring and modelling urban areas with medium-resolution satellite imagery: a multi-resolution approach for characterising the dynamics of urban form and function
Promoter: Prof. dr. Frank Canters

2008

Pendo Maro (FARD/CGIS)
Environmental change in Lesotho: An analysis of causes and consequences of land use change in the Lowland region
Promoter: Prof. dr. Marc Van Molle, co-promoter: Dr. Jonathan Cheung-Wai Chan