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The Applied Geomatics Research Group is a team of Research Scientists, Research Associates, and graduate students, applying a suite of Geomatics technologies to explore environmental, health and social issues. As part of Nova Scotia Community College's Centre of Geographic Sciences in Middleton, Nova Scotia, we also are acknowledged leaders in educating new researchers in an exciting, growing field. University graduates or young scientists can further their education through industry internships, joint M.Sc. degrees or practicums and workshops.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NSCC’S Applied Geomatics Research Group will be hosting a Free 1-day workshop:

"The Results of the Topo-bathymetric lidar missions"Workshop Promo Image

At the Baronet Ballroom, Delta Halifax, 1990 Barrington St., Halifax, NS

On Tuesday, March 3: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Complimentary Lunch & Refreshments

AGRG delivers the first datasets from the Chiroptera II Topo-bathy lidar sensor

Dr. Tim Webster presented the results of our first project report for two study sites along the Northumberland Strait, Little Harbour (maps below) and River John to our partners from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and several provincial departments including: GeoNova, Natural resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Environment, Agriculture and the Inland Fisheries Division on Wed. Dec. 17th at the ACOA office in Halifax. The research team worked hard and produced some impressive maps to highlight the data collected by the sensor. In both areas the sensor penetrated to above 6 m below sea-level and revealed some fascinating details on the sea floor.

AGRG Lidar Mission Update

 Dr. Tim Webster, Kevin McGuigan, Candace MacDonald, Kate Collins, and Nathan Crowell)

Researchers from the Applied Geomatics Research Group (Left to right: Dr.

AGRG is teaming up with Leading Edge Geomatics

Nathan Crowell seen here in front of our Chiroptera topo-bathymetric lidar sensor

Here is a picture of research associate, Nathan Crowell seen here in front of our Chiroptera topo-bathymetric lidar sensor installed to begin testing. AGRG is teaming up with Leading Edge Geomatics to fly the system and acquire data for a variety of sites around Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

 

Photo credit: Tim Webster

New Research Associates at AGRG

Recent job competitions at AGRG resulted in the hiring of four permanent Research Associates. Kate Collins will be taking on the role of Coastal Oceanographer; Kevin McGuigan will be AGRG's Hydrodynamic Modeller; Candace MacDonald was the successful candidate in the Coastal Remote Sensing and Flood Mapping position; and Nathan Crowell will be taking on the role of Bathymetric Lidar Operator. The team will work together with Dr. Tim Webster on the many and varied projects that AGRG undertakes.

The team

Workshop on Advanced mapping in the Coastal Zone a Huge Success

The workshop on technology related to Advanced Mapping and Monitoring within the Coastal Zone to Support Sustainable Harvesting and Coastal Development was a huge success with attendance from over 90 participants from industry, government, and academia, many of whom were new contacts for the college. Feedback from participants was positive with indication that they appreciated the technical information of our group’s research capability as well as the leading edge nature of the new equipment and technology which will be at our disposal.

Free Workshop on technology related to Advanced Mapping and Monitoring within the Coastal Zone to support Sustainable Harvesting and Coastal Development

Hosted by the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG)
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Delta Halifax, 1990 Barrington St., Halifax
Friday, Feb. 14, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, lunch provided
FREE

 

AGRG research makes the news

The research on flood-risk mapping of coastal and estuarine areas was in the news in July. Tim Webster was interviewed by Brigitte Noel of the CBC Fredericton television about the vintage of flood-risk maps in the Maritimes and the need to update such maps. Obviously the past experience of AGRG with lidar and flood risk mapping was the foundation of the interview related to “New Mapping Tools” and the improvements in science and our understanding of things like sea-level rise and crustal subsidence.

NSCC awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation funding to support coastal mapping research

NSCC awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation funding to support coastal mapping research
Researcher says opportunities are as vast as the waters to be mapped

For Immediate Release                                                  April 16, 2013


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