Olukemi Alaba

Olukemi Alaba graduated from University of Lagos, Nigeria with Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying and Geoinformatics. She worked with Abuja Geographic information system (AGIS), in Nigeria for a couple of years as the supervisor for the Document Management Department.

In September 2008, Olukemi got the admission to study at the University of Twente, in the Netherlands for Master Degree in Geo-information Science. On completion of her study in 2010, she worked with TomTom Navigation, in the Netherlands for a year before relocating to Australia in 2011.

Currently, Olukemi is enrolled at CDU as a Masters by Research student. She is focusing on improving decision making in fire management in the NT by validating existing fire products using remote sensing and GIS applications.

Developing improved curing information for fire managers in the Top End of the Northern Territory

Australia is a fire prone continent and the Northern Territory (NT) has recorded the highest number of bushfires in Australia for several years.  An average of 350 000 km2 of Australia’s 1.9 million km2 sparsely settled northern savannas are burnt annually. This research aims at reviewing the current  fire management practises in the Top End of the NT. In addition, it will also aim at validating available fire management products used by fire managers in the Top end.

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