Professor Lacina Coulibaly has been a professor and researcher in geomatics at the School of Forestry at the University of Moncton in Canada since 2002. He holds a Master’s degree in Science and Technology from the University of Cocody, Abidjan, and a Masters’s and Doctorate in Remote Sensing from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada.
Professor Coulibaly is the author of several scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals. His research focuses on the applications of geomatics in the field of sustainable forest development. Its projects fall into two categories: extraction of detailed information on the forest environment by airborne or satellite remote sensing (images from optical, radar and lidar sensors); and development methods for integrating multi-source data into decision support systems for sustainable forest development. He is responsible for the Environmental Geomatics Laboratory at the Université de Moncton.
He is an international consultant in several fields (education, research and development, applied geomatics, Earth observation, NICT, sustainable development, results-based management, etc.). As an experienced educational designer in e-Learning, he covers learning technologies, the mediatisation of online course content for distance learning, and the development of interactive educational websites. He is interested in NTIC, the design of GeoHub and the development of applications for mobile devices.
Professor Coulibaly is a volunteer advisor of the Canadian Executive Service Organisation (CESO), a leading development organisation committed to strengthening economic and social well-being in Canada and globally.