Kerry
Schiel

I achieved a BSc in Geology and Ocean & Atmosphere Science from the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa in 1995, going on to complete a BSc (Hons) in Geology in 1996, with a focus on Marine Sedimentology. Following this I worked at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa as a junior Engineering Geologist from 1997 - 1999.  After moving back to Cape Town in 1999, I was employed at an environmental consultancy working in GIS and Remote Sensing until 2001.  
After a career hiatus, I completed the Masters in Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Luxembourg in 2012 and was then employed in the same year, as the GIS Analyst in the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg, until present.
I am involved in varied projects as I assist other researchers with the spatial analysis component of their work, as well as teaching GIS and Geospatial Analysis to our Masters students.  Projects include the analysis of species richness of bee species in Europe; analysis of the representation of urban green space in Brussels using different free data sources; urban sprawl analysis of cities in the United States and the use of GIS methods to examine the potential of using geothermal heating sources for space heating and hot water in houses, as a potential CO2 mitigation method, using the city of Ludwigsburg, Germany, as a case study.

Research interests
GIS
Spatial Analysis
Urban
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