Dr David Green

Dr David Green
BSc Research (Edin), MSc Research (Toronto), PhD Research (Toronto)

Senior Lecturer

Dr David Green
Dr David Green

Contact Details

work +44 (0)1224 272324
fax +44 01224 272331
The University of Aberdeen G10 - St. Mary's
Web Links



CMCZM: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cmczm
AICSM: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/aicsm


  • University of Edinburgh (Geography)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Regional Science)
  • University of Toronto (Geography)

Research Interests

UAVs - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (DIP) - Cartography and Digital Mapping - Global Positioning Systems (GPS) - WebGIS - Mobile GIS - Internet Applications - Precision Viticulture - Vineyard Management and Viticulture - Marine and Coastal Zone Management - Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) - Landscape Ecology and Biodiversity - Human Computer Interfaces (HCI) - Geo-Visualization - Colour in Map Design - Journalistic Cartography - GIS in School Education.

Current Research



Research Grants

  • LNS (Interreg IVB - North Sea Region)
  • IMCORE (Interreg IVB - North West Europe)
  • CorePoint (Interreg IVB - North West Europe)
  • CoastAdapt (Interreg IIIB - Northern Periphery Programme)
  • NatureSDI Plus (E-ContentPlus)
  • NatureGIS (Marie Curie)
  • SACRP (Aberdeen City Council)
  • ECOIMAGINE (Marie Curie)

Teaching Responsibilities


Director MCRM B.Sc. Degree Programme

  • GG3015 - Integrated Coastal Management
  • GG3549/GG4549 - Hydrography
  • GG3558/GG4558 - Applied Coastal Simulation
  • MOCAS - Managing Our Coasts and Seas
  • GG4564 - Coastal Issues


Director AGIS M.Sc. Degree Programme

  • GG5038 - Cartography and Visualisation
  • GG5039 - GIS
  • GG5506 - Research Design
  • GG5531 - Applied Remote Sensing
  • GG5532 - Current Issues in Applied Geospatial Information Science
Further Info

External Responsibilities

President EUCC-The Coastal Union and Member of EUCC Executive Committee; Member of East Grampian Coastal Partnership Steering Group.

Editor in Chief and GIS Editor, Journal of Coastal Conservation; Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Science Education; Editor, GeoCoast - Online International Journal of GeoTechnologies for Integrated Coastal Zone Management.

Admin Responsibilities

Director - Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM) (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/aicsm)

DirectorCentre for Marine and Coastal Zone Management (CMCZM) (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cmczm)

Director - M.Sc. in GIS Degree Programme (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/gis)

Director - Marine and Coastal Resource Management (MCRM) B.Sc. Degree Programme (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mcrm

Member - Senate - University of Aberdeen

Conference/Workshop/Seminar Organisation

External Examining Posts

Professional Membership

Fellow  - Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
FellowBritish Cartographic Society (F.B Cart.S.)
Associate - Royal Scottish Geographical Society (ARSGS)



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Contributions to Journals


  • Emerson, P., Dodds, N., Green, DR. & Jansen, JO. 'Geographical access to critical care services in Scotland'. Journal of the Intensive Care Society.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1177/1751143717714948
    [Online] AURA: Geographical_access_to_critical_care_services_in_Scotland_SU...
    [Online] AURA: Tables_140417.docx
    [Online] AURA: Figures_140417.docx
  • Gomez, C. & Green, DR. (2017). 'Small unmanned airborne systems to support oil and gas pipeline monitoring and mapping'. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, vol 10, 202.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1007/s12517-017-2989-x
    [Online] AURA: Small_unmanned_airborne_systems_to_support_oil_and_gas_pipel...
  • Marteau, B., Vericat, D., Gibbins, C., Batalla, RJ. & Green, DR. (2017). 'Application of Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry to river restoration'. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol 42, no. 3, pp. 503–515.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/esp.4086
    [Online] AURA: Application_of_SfM_photogrammetry_to_River_Restoration_ESPL....
  • Dodds, N., Emerson, P., Phillips, S., Green, DR. & Jansen, JO. (2017). 'Analysis of aeromedical retrieval coverage using elliptical isochrones: An evaluation of helicopter fleet size configurations in Scotland'. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, vol 82, no. 3, pp. 550-556.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001335
  • Green, DR. & Jansen, JO. (2016). 'Spatio-temporal geography and medical data: PART 1'. GIS Professional.
    [Link] https://www.gis-professional.com/content/article/spatiotemporal-geography-and-medical-data
  • Arnous, MO., El-Rayes, AE. & Green, DR. (2015). 'Hydrosalinity and environmental land degradation assessment of the East Nile Delta region, Egypt'. Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management , vol 19, no. 4, pp. 491-513.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1007/s11852-015-0402-z
  • Arnous, MO. & Green, DR. (2015). 'Monitoring and assessment of waterlogged and salt-affected areas in the eastern Nile Delta region, Egypt, using remotely sensed multi-temporal data and GIS'. Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management , vol 19, no. 3, pp. 369-391.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1007/s11852-015-0397-5
  • Jansen, JO., Morrison, JJ., Wang, H., He, S., Lawrenson, R., Campbell, MK. & Green, DR. (2015). 'Feasibility and utility of population-level geospatial injury profiling: prospective, national cohort study'. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, vol 78, no. 5, pp. 962-969.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000617
    [Online] AURA: SIP_Draft_J3_post_publication_for_UoA_.docx
  • Gomez, C., Wulder, MA., Dawson, AG., Ritchie, W. & Green, DR. (2014). 'Shoreline change and coastal vulnerability characterization with Landsat imagery: a case study in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland'. Scottish Geographical Journal, vol 130, no. 4, pp. 279-299.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1080/14702541.2014.923579
    [Online] AURA: Gomez_2014_SGJ_pre_print.pdf
  • Green, DR. (2011). 'GIS and remote sensing as tools for conducting geo-hazards risk assessment along Gulf of Aqaba coastal zone, Egypt'. Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management , vol 15, no. 4, pp. 457–475.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1007/s11852-010-0136-x
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