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Dr. Philip-Neri Jayson-Quashigah

Research Fellow

Educational History

  • Ph.D. Marine Science, University of Ghana, Legon (2014 – 2019).
  • M.Phil. Environmental Science, University of Ghana, Legon (2009-2011).
  • B.A. Geography and Resource Development with Information Studies, University of Ghana, Legon (2004 – 2008).


  • Certificate: Future Deltas-from multiple pressures to integrated solution, Summer Course, Utrecht University, Netherlands (August – September 2017).
  • Certificate: Training on Delft3D software for coastal erosion, river flow, waves and sediment modelling, Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh (4 – 17 November 2016).
  • Certificate: Training on FAO Land Cover Classification System-LCCS. FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy (7 – 18 September 2014).
  • Certificate: Remote Sensing and Satellite Application to Marine and Coastal Environments. Department of Marine and Fishery Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon and the Europe-Africa Marine EO Network (EAMNet) (March 2012).
  • Graduate Course: Advanced Remote Sensing/GIS/Environmental Modeling. Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (Winter 2011).
  • ESRI Certificate: Introduction to ArcGIS I. Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon and SAMBUS Company Ltd (June 2009).
  • Certificate:  International Water Management. University of Ghana and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Sweden, University of Ghana, Legon (January 2007-March 2007).

Research and Areas of Expertise

  • Sargassum (seaweed) mapping and monitoring
  • Nearshore coastal dynamics and coastal erosion studies.
  • Application of drones in shoreline morphological monitoring.
  • Application of video systems in short-term shoreline change and nearshore studies.
  • Climate change impact assessment in Delta Regions.
  • Coastal vulnerability and risk Assessment to sea level change.
  • Remote sensing application to land cover assessment.
  • Numerical modeling of coastal dynamics.

Research Activities/Consultancies

  1. Post-Doctoral Researcher: Teleconnected SARgassum risks across the Atlantic: building capacity for TRansformational Adaptation in the Caribbean and West Africa (SARTRAC) Project (2019-2023). Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana.
  2. Remote Sensing GIS expert: Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA), Environmental, and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) for Power Distribution Services Limited (PDS) (2018-2019). REFAST Consulting, Accra.
  3. Ph.D Student: Deltas, vulnerability and Climate Change; Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) Ghana Project (2014-2019). Department of Marine and Fisheries, University of Ghana. Modelling of flow, sediment, wave and erosion dynamics in the Volta Delta using Delft3D and MIKE21 modelling software, Land cover classification and change detection in the Volta delta using FAO LCCS approach, developing hazard profiles for the Volta delta (flood, drought, erosion). Modelling of erosion impacts using Bayesian Belief Network (Work Package 5).
  4. Scientist: Beach dynamics through video monitoring to improve coastal management strategies in West Africa (BEACHMON- Project). National Geographic Society, 2018-2020, University of Cape Coast and University of Ghana.
  5. Scientist (consultant): Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) 2015. Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island and Spatial Solutions, Accra.
  6. GIS Technical Officer: Global Communities (formerly, CHF International), Sekondi-Takoradi Office (August 2012 to August 2014).


Book Chapters

  1. Appeaning Addo, K. and Jayson-Quashigah, P.N. (2021). UAV photogrammetry and 3D reconstruction: application in coastal monitoring, Editor(s): Anis Koubaa, Ahmad Taher Azar, In Advances in Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos (ANDC), Unmanned Aerial Systems, Academic Press, (pp 157-174), ISBN 9780128202760.
  2. Codjoe, S.N.A., Appeaning Addo, K., Addoquaye-Tagoe, C., Nyarko, B.K., Martey, F., Nelson, W., Jayson-Quashigah, P.N., Atiglo, Y., Adjei, P.O., et al. (2020). The Volta Delta Ghana: Challenges in an African Setting. In Nicholls et al. (eds) Deltas in the Anthropocene, Palgrave Macmillan. 10.1007/978-3-030-23517-8. In press.

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Angnuureng, D. B., Brempong, K. E., Jayson-Quashigah, P. N., Dada, O. A., Akuoko, S. G. I., Frimpomaa, J., Mattah, P. A., & Almar, R. (2022). Satellite, drone and video camera multi-platform monitoring of coastal erosion at an engineered pocket beach: A showcase for coastal management at Elmina Bay, Ghana (West Africa). Regional Studies in Marine Science, 102437.
  • Jayson-Quashigah, P.-N., Appeaning-Addo, K., Wiafe, G., Amisigo, B. A., Brempong, E. K., Kay, S., & Angnuureng, D. B. (2021). Wave dynamics and shoreline evolution in deltas: A case study of sandy coasts in the Volta delta of Ghana. Interpretation, 9(4), 1–49.
  • Marsh R, Appeaning Addo K, Jayson-Quashigah P-N, Oxenford H.A, Maxam A, Anderson R, Skliris N, Dash J and Tompkins E.L. (2021). Seasonal Predictions of Holopelagic Sargassum Across the Tropical Atlantic Accounting for Uncertainty in Drivers and Processes: The SARTRAC Ensemble Forecast System. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:722524. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.722524
  • Brempong, E. K., Angnuureng, D. B., Addo, K. A., and Jayson-Quashigah, P.-N. (2021). Short-term seasonal changes of the Dzita beach of Ghana using geographic information system and photogrammetry. Interpretation, 9(4), SH87–SH97.
  • Fitton, J. M., Appeaning Addo, K., Jayson-Quashigah, P.-N., Nagy, G. J., Gutiérrez, O., Panario, D., Carro, I., Seijo, L., Segura, C., Verocai, J. E., Luoma, S., Klein, J., Zhang, T.-T., Birchall, J., & Stempel, P. (2021). Challenges to climate change adaptation in coastal small towns: Examples from Ghana, Uruguay, Finland, Denmark, and Alaska. Ocean & Coastal Management, 212, 105787.
  • Christian, K., Agula, C. and Jayson-Quashigah, P.N. (2020). Correlates and spatial distribution of the co-occurrence of childhood anaemia and stunting in Ghana, SSM - Population Health, 12, 100683,
  • Appeaning Addo, K., Brempong E. and Jayson-Quashigah, P.N. (2020). Assessment of the dynamics of the Volta River estuary shorelines in Ghana. Geoenvironmental Disasters, 7:19,
  • Angnuureng, D.P. Jayson-Quashigah, P.N, Appeaning Addo, K. Aheto, D.W., Rafael Almar, F. Bonou, and E Brempong. (2020). Application of Shore-Based Video and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones): Complementary Tools for Beach Studies. Remote Sensing, 12:3, 1-19.
  • Angnuureng, D. B., Jayson-Quashigah, P.-N., Appeaning Addo, K., Aheto, D. W., Almar, R., Bonou, F., & Brempong, E. (2019). Quantification of the shoreline evolution of an open beach between coastal defenses. In P. Wang, J. D. Rosati, & M. Vallee (Eds.), Coastal Sediments 2019 (pp. 1562–1576). WORLD SCIENTIFIC.
  • Jayson-Quashigah, P.N., Appeaning Addo, K., Wiafe, G., and Amisigo, B. (2019). Assessment of sediment change in the Volta Delta coast in Ghana using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drone) approach. Ocean and Coastal Management, 182, 1-14.  
  • Codjoe, S.N.A., Appeaning Addo, K., Addoquaye-Tagoe, C., Nyarko, B.K., Martey, F., Nelson, W., Jayson-Quashigah, P.N., Atiglo, Y., Adjei, P.O., et al. (2020). The Volta Delta Ghana: Challenges in an African Setting. In Nicholls et al. (eds) Deltas in the Anthropocene, Palgrave Macmillan. 10.1007/978-3-030-23517-8. In press.
  • Appeaning Addo, K., Jayson-Quashigah, P.N., Codjoe, S.N.A., Martey, F. (2018). Drone as a tool for coastal flood monitoring in the Volta Delta, Ghana. Geoenvironmental Disasters, 5:17, 1-13, DOI: 10.1186/s40677-018-0108-2.
  • Boateng, I., Wiafe, G., Jayson-Quashigah, P.N. (2017). Mapping Vulnerability and Risk of Ghana's Coastline to Sea Level Rise, Marine Geodesy, 40:1, 23-39, DOI: 10.1080/01490419.2016.1261745.
  • Wiafe, G., Boateng, I., Appeaning Addo, K., Jayson-Quashigah, P.N., Ababio S.A., Sowah, L. (2013). Handbook of Coastal Processes and Management in Ghana. The Choir Press, UK. ISBN: 9781090300217.
  • Appeaning Addo, K., Jayson-Quashigah, P.N. and Kufogbe, S.K. (2011). Quantitative Analysis of Shoreline Change Using Medium Resolution Satellite Imagery in Keta, Ghana. Marine Science, 1(1), 1-9.
  • Kufogbe, S.K., Jayson-Quashigah, P.N. and Yiran, G. (2010). Who Wins the 2008 Ghana Presidential Elections? GIS Options and Lessons from Exploring the 2000 and 2004 Voting Patterns in the Greater Accra Region. Ghana Social Science Journal, 7(1).

Technical Reports

  1. A Lead Author, EPA, 2020: State of the Marine Environment Report for Ahanta West, Ellembelle, Jomoro and Nzema East Districts of the Western Region of Ghan. Marine Management in West Africa through Application Project. 197 pages
  2. Appeaning Addo K., Kinney K., Atiglo Y., Philip-Neri J-Q and V. T. Langenberg (2020). Report of the Volta Delta Status and trends. Delta Alliance.

Conference Proceedings/Abstracts

  • Jayson-Quashigah., P.N., Appeaning Addo, K., Wiafe, G., and Amisigo, B.A. (2018). Assessing beach sediment budget dynamics using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): A Case Study of Ningo in the Volta Delta. Book of Abstracts, CBAS Annual Science and Development Platform, University of Ghana, Legon.
  • Jayson-Quashigah, P.N., Appeaning Addo, K. and Kufogbe, S.K., 2013. Shoreline monitoring using medium resolution satellite imagery, a case study of the eastern coast of Ghana. In: Conley, D.C., Masselink, G., Russell, P.E. and O’Hare, T.J. (eds.), Proceedings 12th International Coastal Symposium (Plymouth, England), Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 65, pp. 511-515, ISSN 0749-0208.