PhD Candidate, Deakin University, Australia, 2018-current
Master of Science with Distinction (Coastal Management and Planning), University of Wollongong, 2016.
Bachelor in Physical Geography, Lausanne University (Switzerland), 2014.
Nick is a Physical Geographer with a strong research interest in coastal remote sensing and geospatial analysis. He started his academic career as a geomorphologist in Switzerland. However, as his true passion is coastal science, he decided to move to Australia for his Master, where he eventually graduated with a distinction degree. During his Master he dealt with coastal sediment-budget approximation, morphodynamics and shoreline monitoring, volumetric UAV surveys and analysis, dGPS surveys, climatic and sediment data analysis (wave, wind, sand samples) and remote sensing.
Nick has worked as GIS analyst intern for the Swiss Federal Institute of Research (WSL) and as Coastal Scientist intern for the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) in New South Wales. He also presented part of his Master thesis at the 2016 NSW Coastal Conference in Coffs Harbour.
His current research interest is in coastal sediment dynamics and the role of benthic habitats and geomorphic characteristics on transport processes. Nick loves everything is mappable and integrates geospatial analysis in every project.
Nick's PhD is part of the Victorian Coastal Mapping Program and his global aim is to develop methodologies for automated extraction of biotic and abiotic factors in remotely sensed UAV and MBES data, to develop a methodology for analysis of UAV data that is accessible to the general public and to assess the role of abiotic and biotic factors in stabilising sediment supply.