Researcher biography

Hafizt has been studying Remote Sensing consistently since 2007. His main interests are in studying the ability of remote sensing technology to extract spatial information in coastal ecosystems, including coral reefs, seagrass, mangroves, and related biota. He utilises various satellite and field methods to develop new techniques, ranging from low-resolution to high-resolution satellite images, to extract more detailed and precise spatial information.

As a PhD Candidate under the supervision of Associate Professor Chris Roelfsema and Dr Mitchell Lyons, Hafizt will develop a new rigorous model of carbon stock estimation by considering variations in seagrass species and growth cycle. The result will be applied to online-based cloud computing technology; hence it can be utilised more broadly by those interested in estimating Blue Carbon Stock, especially in the seagrass ecosystem, as one of the bases of protection and conservation.

In Indonesia, Hafizt is affiliated with Research Centre for Oceanography, Research and Innovation Agency, Indonesia (RCO-BRIN). Before continuing his higher degree at The University of Queensland, he was a Coordinator of the Spatial Ecology and Coastal Dynamics Research Group, with the main task of conducting studies on the capabilities of satellite imagery to produce spatial information on the Indonesian coast and then connecting it with biology and the environmental aspects. In addition, in 2018, he completed a research expedition related to the study of biodiversity on the outer islands of Indonesia using a research vessel. Hafizt is willing to collaborate on research and develop networking in the future; his past research works can be accessed through his researcher ID for further information.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5327-3625