WEST, Greg

Spatial Data Analyst

Research interests

  • Habitat mapping
  • Anthropogenic impacts on estuarine macrophyte distribution
  • Seagrass temporal variability
  • UAV Multispectral imaging platforms and mapping techniques
  • Enhanced mapping using machine learning and deep learning
  • Online delivery and reporting of spatial data


Greg is based at Port Stephens Fisheries Institute and joined Fisheries in 2000 as a Fisheries Technician. He is currently employed as a Spatial Analyst within Marine Ecosystems. Greg’s research focuses on mapping and monitoring the spatial extent of estuarine macrophytes in NSW. His role includes the mapping and monitoring of these habitats as well as investigating temporal change and the anthropogenic impacts that may be influencing these changes.  He is also involved in the development of new mapping technologies and techniques as well as reporting on the current status of these habitats. Greg also has a significant role in the deployment and delivery of spatial data and is a lead developer of the Fisheries Spatial portal data delivery service.


  • BSc. (Hons) - University of Newcastle 1996

Current projects

  • Anthropogenic impacts on seagrasses
  • Spatial and temporal variability of estuarine macrophytes
  • Using UAV and multispectral imagery to map and monitor estuarine habitats
  • Machine learning and deep learning techniques to improve mapping efficiency and accuracy
  • Fisheries Spatial Data Portal

Recent publications

Please refer to Greg’s Google Scholar page.

Contact details

Email: gregory.west@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02) 4916 3853