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Independent experts nominated by country party

Bheshem Ramlal

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Information Systems
Job function
Senior lecturer
Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Telephone number
00 868 662-2002 ext 82108
Work experience
Worked on several projects at various levels including national projects such as the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure for Trinidad and Tobago, an Enterprise GIS for the Land Management Division of Trinidad and Tobago, several projects that involved flooding analysis, erosion analysis, and environmental modelling. I have also served as a consultant to several public and private sector organizations including the Town and Country Planning Division, the Environmental Management Authority, Land Settlement Agency, Land and Surveys Division, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, the Tobago House of Assembly, British Gas, and British Petroleum. In addition, I have served as the Managing Director of Geomatics Management Limited, a private surveying and mapping company. I have also served a lead researcher/principal investigator on a few research projects related to GIS and Mapping. _x000D_
Thematic areas: Environmental Modelling, Spatial Data Infrastructure, Spatial Data Quality
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph.D Spatial information, Science and Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, USA, 1996, _x000D_
MSc. Map and Geo-information, Production, International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, Netherlands 1996_x000D_
Pg. Dip Map and Geo-information Production (Distinction), International Institute for Aeospace,Survey and Earth Sciences, Netherlands, 1990_x000D_
BSc. Land Surveying, 2/1 Honours, University of the West Indies 1988, St.Augustine
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Sutherland, M. T. Tienaah, A. Seeram, B. Ramlal and S. Nichol (2013) Public Participatory GIS in Support of Citizen-Inclusive Collaborative Governance as Part of SDI, presented at the Global Geospatial Conference 2013, UNECA Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, GSDI Association and Africa GIS 13. November 4-8, 2013; _x000D_
2. Baban, S.M.J. Ramlal, B. Al-Tahir, R. (2005) “A CLEAR Endeavor to Address Development and Environmental Challenges in the Caribbean Region” International Journal of Geoinformatics. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 93-102.;_x000D_
3. Ramlal, B and Baban, SMJ (2008), 'Developing a GIS based integrated approach to flood management in Trinidad, West Indies', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 88, no. 4, pp. 1131-1140,_x000D_
4. Ramlal, B. (2008) “Using GIS for Flood Management and Mitigation in Trinidad and Tobago” Chapter 6 in Enduring Geohazards in the Caribbean: Moving from the Reactive to the Proactive, Edited by Serwan M.J. Baban. The University of the West Indies Press, _x000D_
5. Al-Tahir, R, Baban, S.M.J. and Ramlal, B. (2007) “Utilizing Emerging Geo-Imaging Techniques for the Management of Tropical Coastal Environments.” The West Indian Journal of Engineering, Vol. 27.
Other activities
1. Chairman, National Spatial Data Infrastructure Committee, Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Cabinet Appoint Committee, 2012-Present. _x000D_
2. Member, International Geospatial Society 2012- Present_x000D_
3. Member (Chartered Surveyor), Royal Institutions of Chartered Surveyors_x000D_
4. Chair, Study Group 4.4.1 Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure, Commission 4. International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). 2012- Present. _x000D_
5. Member, Cabinet Appointed Committee on Hillside Development Policy for Trinidad and Tobago, Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, Government of Trinidad and Tobago, 2013-
1. Fulbright-LASPAU Scholarship to pursue Ph.D. Studies_x000D_
2. Regional Award for Significant Contribution to GIS development in the Caribbean, Awarded by the URISA Caribbean Chapter, 2013.
Organisation name
Department of Agriculture
Organisation street address
Organisation city
St. Augustine, Trinidad
Organisation country
Trinidad and Tobago