Amanda Maishella

Masters Students

Master Student



Amanda Maishella is a master’s student in the marine science master’s program at KAUST starting in 2023. She is a geospatial analyst who earned her B.Sc. in Cartography and Remote Sensing from Gadjah Mada University in 2022 after completing an undergraduate thesis about assessing pan-sharpened PRISMA Hyperspectral satellite image for seagrass composition mapping.  Her undergraduate program was about geographic information science, so focusing on remote sensing for coastal and ocean was her personal decision. 

During her undergraduate studies, Shella joined the Blue Carbon Research Group UGM and Coastal Biodiversity Remote Sensing Group UGM. She and the team were involved in several multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral scientific research projects mainly on blue carbon mapping algorithm development and benthic habitat biodiversity mapping. After graduation, she worked in mangrove restoration working group under the Community Empowerment Department of Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM) in Indonesia. She then worked handling cooperation and public relations in the planning department at the Korea-Indonesia Marine Technology Cooperation Research Center before she moved to Saudi Arabia to start her master's studies.

Research Interests

Blue carbon dynamics, marine ecology, conservation strategies, remote sensing, Geographic Information System

Selected Publications

  • Multitemporal seagrass carbon assimilation and aboveground carbon stock mapping using Sentinel-2 in Labuan Bajo 2019–2020
    Wicaksono, P., Maishella, A., Wahyudi, A. J., & Hafizt, M.
    Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 27, 100803. (2022)

  • Assessment of WorldView-2 images for aboveground seagrass carbon stock mapping in patchy and continuous seagrass meadows
    Wicaksono, P., Maishella, A., Arjasakusuma, S., Lazuardi, W., & Harahap, S. D.
    International Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(8), 2915-2941. (2022)

  • Consistency Assessment of Multi-date PlanetScope Imagery for Seagrass Percent Cover Mapping in Different Seagrass Meadows Wicaksono, P., Maishella, A., Lazuardi, W., & Muhammad, F. H.Geocarto International, 37(27), 15161-15186. (2022)

Analysis of Field Seagrass Percent Cover and Aboveground Carbon Stock Data for Non-Destructive Aboveground Seagrass Carbon Stock Mapping Using WorldView-2 Image

Wicaksono, P., Danoedoro, P., Nehren, U., Maishella, A., Hafizt, M., Arjasakusuma, S., & Harahap, S. D.

The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 46, 321-327. (2021)

Seagrass ecosystem biodiversity mapping in part of Rote Island using multi-generation PlanetScope imagery

Wicaksono, P., Harahap, S. D., Hafizt, M., Maishella, A., & Yuwono, D. M.

Carbon Footprints 2023;2:19 (2023)


  • Master Student, Marine Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2023 – present
  • B.Sc., Cartography and Remote Sensing, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2022

Scientific and Professional Membership

Indonesian Society of Botanical Artists (IDSBA)

KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine Ecology Blue Carbon Conservation Strategies Remote sesnsing