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Dr. Michael S. Aduah


Head, Department of Geomatic Engineering (2020-2022)


Geomatic Engineering

Research Interest

Land use and climate change impact analysis, potential future land use simulation and planning, Remote sensing,systems Analysis and Environmental Modelling,GIS for Infrastrucutre Management,Flood mapping and monitoring,GPS surveys

M. S. Aduah is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geomatic Engineering. He holds BSc in Geodetic
Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), a double MSc degree in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation from University of Lund (Sweden) and ITC (The Netherlands) and a PhD in Hydrology from the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), South Africa. He is a Professional Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors and a member of the International Association of Hydrological Science (IAHS). His research interests includes the development of tools and techniques in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for modelling the environment, land use/change modelling, surface water hydrology and assessment of global change impacts on the environment.

PhD Hydrology
University of KwaZulu Natal
Msc(Netherlands), Msc (Sweden)
Lunds University/ITC (University of Twente
GIS Certificate (Netherlands)
ITC (University of Twente
Bsc (KNUST, Ghana)
University of KwaZulu Natal
University of Southampton(UK),Lund University(Sweden),International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation(ITC),the Netherlands
ITC, the Netherlands
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
International Association of Hydrological Science (IAHS)
Member, Global Lands Program, Working Group on Large Scale Behavioral Models of Land Use Changes
Professional Member (MGhIS),Ghana Institution of Surveyors
European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
NUFFIC Fellowship
Senior Lecturer
Teaching Assistant
  1. Aduah, MS, Toucher, ML and Jewitt, GPW. (2018), "Estimating potential future land use in the Bonsa catchment, Ghana, West Africa. ", South African Journal of Geomatics , 7(3):13,

  2. Raymond Aabeyir and Michael S. Aduah (2014), "Assessment of encroachment of urban streams in Ghana: a case study of Wa Municipality.", Journal of Natural Resources and Development, 4 4, 17-Oct

  3. Aduah, M. S. and Baffoe, P. E. (2013), "Remote Sensing for Mapping Land-Use/Cover Changes and Urban Sprawl in Secondi-Takoradi, Western Region of Ghana.", The International Journal of Engineering and Science, Vol. 3 Issue 10, pp. 66-74

  4. Kwesi, E. A. A., Aduah, M. S. and Baffoe P. E. (2013), "Re-surveys and Registration of Old Land Parcels in Mining Communities ? Challenges and the Way Forward", Land Acquisition and Registration in Ghana, The Way Forward, ,

  5. Aduah, M. S. and S., Mantey (2012), "Remote sensing for mapping wetland floods in Kafue Flats of Zambia", Ghana Mining Journal, 13 13, 33-40

  6. Aduah, M. S., S., Mantey and N. D. Tagoe (2012), "Mapping land surface temperature and land cover to detect urban heat island effect: a case study of Tarkwa, South West Ghana", Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4 1, 68-75

  7. Aduah, M. S. and R. Aabeyir (2012), "Land cover dynamics in Wa Municipality, Upper West Region of Ghana", Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4 6, 658-644

  8. Aduah, M. S., S., Mantey and N. D. Tagoe (2011), "GIS in Water Supply Network Maintenance in Tarkwa, South Western Ghana", Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 3 6, 737 744

  9. Aduah, M. S., S., Mantey and E. A. A., Kwesi (2011), "Remote sensing and GIS in Modeling Actual Evapotranspiration: A case study using the Triangle Method in Tarkwa, South West Ghana", European Journal of Scientific Research, 62 2, 257-266

  10. Mantey, S., N. D., Tagoe and M. S., Aduah (2011), "Detecting areas of Vegetation change in the Densu River Basin, Ghana", River Basin Management VI, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 146 146, 37- 48

  1. M. S. Aduah, E. A. A. Kwesi, V. Riekerk and M. Gylstra (2012), "Mapping floodplain elevations with Omnistar Kinematic DGPS in Kafue Flats, Zambia", Annual Seminar of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS), 22-23 August 2012, Accra, Ghana, page 2, session 2
  2. Kwesi, E. A. A. , S., Mantey and M. S. Aduah (2011), "Land Compensation in the Oil and Gas regions of Ghana-Challenges involved and the role of the Surveyor", The Ghana Surveyor, special Land Survey Division Seminar, 2011 edition, pp. 9-16.
  3. Mantey, S., and M. S., Aduah (2010), "Developing an Online Map for the Accra Metropolis Using Map Server", 1st UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp.11.
Freelance Surveyor, Pre-marking of ground controls for provision of orthophotomaps of Enchi, Asankrangua and Wassa Akropong Districts in Western Region and Cape Coast, Elmina, Saltpond, Mankesim and Besease in Central Region, under Ghana's Land Administration project(LAP), Rudan Engineering Company Ltd, Accra, Ghana.
Freelance Surveyor, Power line rout Survey (Kumasi-Obuasi new rout), Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana:Rudan Engineering Ltd, Accra, Ghana
Freelance Surveyor,Topographic Survey(GPS) of a 600km railline corridor:Forkariah to Simandou,Guinea;a project by the Rio Tinto Irone Ore Mining Group, executed by Merret Surveys(Exeter,UK) and Infoterra-Global(UK)--(October-December )
Development of GIS for Infrastructure Management;Ghana Ports and Habours Authority, Tema
Development of GIS for property Rate, Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly, Secondi, Ghana
Developement of GIS for road referencing, Department of urban roads, Accra, Ghana
Mapping land surface temperature and land cover to detect urban heat island effect: a case study of Tarkwa, South West Ghana
Land cover dynamics in Wa Municipality, Upper West Region of Ghana
Mapping floodplain elevations with Omnistar Kinematic DGPS in Kafue Flats, Zambia
GIS and Remote sensing in Mapping and Modelling Actual Evapotranspiration using the triangle method, case study in Tarkwa
GIS in Water Supply Network Maintenance in Tarkwa, South Western Ghana
Multi-temporal remote sensing for mapping and monitoring floods,an approach towards validation of the KAFRIBA model,Kafue Flats,Zambia:an ITC Msc research,Funded by the European Union and the Netherlands Government.see Thesis at
Geographical Information Systems (MSc Geomatics Engineering Module)
GIS and Remote sensing (MSc Geological Engineering Module)
Land Surveying Practicals
Computer Applications in Geomatics Engineering
Remote sensing and GIS consultant, Geovision, Netherlands b30;Geo-information for monitoring Kafue flats wetlands, Zambia: DGPS/OminiSTAR and satellite remote sensing for developing digital elevation model (DEM) for Kafue flats wetlands, Zambia.
Freelance Land surveyor, Rudan Engineering Company Ltd, Haatso, Accra, Ghana. b30;pre-marking and building of ground control points for provision of orthophoto maps of Enchi, Asankragua and Wassa Akropong Districts (Western Region) and Cape Coast, Mankesim, Elmina, Beseasi, Saltpond (Central Region) under Ghana"?s Land Administration project(LAP).
Freelance Land surveyor, Merrett surveys Partnership Ltd, Exeter, UK. b30;Ground control survey with Leica GPS instruments for mapping of a 20km corridor of the proposed 600km rail line from Forecariah to Simandou ; the Simandou Iron Ore Project, The Rio Tinto Mining Group, Guinea
Geodetic Engineer, Grontmij Aerosat Surveys Ghana Ltd, Accra, Ghana. b30;GIS Analyst b30;Land Surveyor (GPS) b30;Digital Mapping b30;Project proposals, reports and GIS project demos b30;co-managed the development of SAEMA property tax GIS (Takoradi, Ghana) b30;Planned project execution: Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority property GIS, Tema, Ghana.
Reviewer- International Journal of Remote Sensing (IJRS).
Research Associate-Artisanal Mining, Smallholder Farming and Economic Development: Developing a Strategy for Poverty Alleviation in Rural Ghana (Funded by Development Partnerships in Higher Education, UK)