Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Remy Dehaan

Dr Remy Dehaan

BSc(Hons) PhD UNSW

Remy is a spatial scientist and a geologist with broad interests in the use of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information systems (GIS) for environmental monitoring and landscape mapping applications. He graduated from the University of NSW with a BSc (Hons) in Geology in 1998 and a PhD in Remote sensing in 2002. Remy's research career begin in the field of geology mapping structural controls and the geology of the Belara and Native Bee massive sulphide prospects, near Goolma, NSW. Since then Remy's research focus has included developing strategies for processing hyperspectral imagery in terrains of differing spectral and spatial variability and investigating the spectral signatures of soil and vegetation indicators of salinisation in dryland and irrigated areas using a state of the art imaging spectrometer ( HyMap). Remy's current themes of research include hyperspectral imagery for mapping weed infestations, multi-temporal time series remote sensing data to examine the effect of stubble burning, examining the effects of vegetation thickening in National Parks over the last 30 years and the use of remote sensing to map vegetation changes in river systems and to understand changes in geomorphic processes. Remy is passionate about delivering quality teaching in the areas of earth science, remote sensing, GIS, and cartography as well as research into internet based strategies and quality assessment to improve student learning.

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Teaching & Research

Current Subjects Taught

Course Advisor Environmental Science and Spatial Science (undergraduate & postgraduate)

  • SCI200 Introduction to Spatial Science and Data Visualisation,
  • GEO164 Earth System Processes,
  • SPA212 Cartography and Data Visualisation,
  • SPA405 Image Analysis,
  • SPA412 Integrated Remote Sensing and GIS.

Research Students

  • John Broster (PhD - Ag & Vet)
  • Rod Rumbachs (Masters)


  • Spatial science
  • Science education
  • Motorcycles
  • Family and friends

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