Ghana Visit
University of Ghana ECSU CERSER NIA URE 2010

Dr. Linda Hayden met with Dr. George Wiafe and Dr. Francis Nunoo during travel to the University of Ghana January 2011.  Drs. Nunoo  and Wiafe are Senior Lecturers in the Faculty of Sciences, Oceanography and Fisheries at the University of Ghana.  Dr. Nunoo currently serves as chair of the department.
Dr. Wiafe who is a collaborator on ONR grant # URE/OMS N00008-1-0832 has research activities which include: Impact of hydrological and climatic factors on marine plankton communities; Assessment of primary productivity using remote sensing; and GIS applications in coastal management.

The Department of Oceanography and Fisheries is Ghana’s foremost university institution primarily concerned with oceanographic and fisheries research and training. The Department runs a Bachelors program combined-major in Oceanography and Fisheries which is designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge and skills that will enable them to avail themselves of employment opportunities in the fishing industry, conservation, education, environmental protection, food and agriculture or embark on individual initiatives. There is also the opportunity for them to further their studies at the graduate level where the Department runs both Master and Doctorate programs in Fisheries and Oceanography. The Oceanography programs specialize in Biological, Physical and Chemical Oceanography and Marine Geoscience.

Dr. George Wiafe, Dr. Linda Hayden, and Dr. Francis Nunoo


Opportunities in this Meeting
  • Formulate strategy for the renewal grant to be submitted to the Office of Naval research
  • Conduct academic year follow up with the four students who participated in the Undergraduate Research Experience during summer 2010. 
  • Interview and select participants for the summer 2011 URE program.
Faculty participating in this meeting
Dr. Francis Nunoo;
Dr. George Wiafe
Dr. Linda Hayden
Students participating in this meeting
  • Kwame Agyelum, 2008 AARSE participant
  • George Owusu, URE 2010 participant
  • Amadi Sefah-Twerefour, URE 2010 participant
  • Prosper Yaw Adiku, URE 2010 participant
  • Linda Buame, URE 2010 participant
  • Ignatius Williams, URE 2011 applicant
  • Armaah Rockson, URE 2011 applicant

CERSER Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research
1704 Weeksville Road, Box 672, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
Phone (252) 335-3696 Fax (252) 335-3790

URE Grant Number: ONR - URE/OMS N00008-1-0832