Physical Geographer and Remote Sensing Specialist
R. (Ruben) Goudriaan (MSc)
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Ruben (1985) graduated with a MSc degree in Physical Geography from Utrecht University in 2010. In 2007 he attained a BSc degree in Earth Sciences from the same university. His BSc thesis focused on soil water repellency induced by Mediterranean forest fires. During the MSc phase Ruben focused on the use of remote sensing for investigating natural hazards like drought and salinization. His graduation research was part of the geoarchaeological Zakynthos Archaeology Project (Greece) and clarified the relation between erosion/deposition and the distribution of archaeological material on the island. Ruben built an ArcGIS based version of the Morgan-Morgan-Finney erosion/deposition model to predict soil transport in the research area. As part of his internship at the Hoogheemraadschap of Rijnland (Dutch water board) Ruben localized salt water seepage locations in the Haarlemmermeer-polder. He investigated new methods of localizing these salt water springs using satellite, thermal and aerial imagery.