The Applied Geomatics Research Group was founded in January 2000. With financial support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, we began by using geomatics tools for environmental research in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. Since then, our research has expanded to include global partners from the private and public sectors. Today, we employ the entire gamut of geomatic technology to conduct vital environmental research, and to create economic opportunity by partnering with innovative organizations and private industries. 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.
The AGRG team is made up of leading research scientists in the field of geomatics as well as adjunct scientists, research associates and student interns. They bring a wealth of national and international experience and expertise to AGRG, our partners and our clients.
Applied Geomatics Research is applying a suite of Geomatics technologies to solve environmental, health and social issues. These include GPS surveying, Remote Sensing and GIS technologies.
Applied Geomatics operates in the four dimensions of space and time to create a thorough evaluation of the landscape being studied. We also have an environmental instrumentation network and airborne and ground based LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging).
The team consists of Research Scientists, Research Associates as well as interns or graduate students.
Together, they conduct studies in these vital applications:
- Flood risk mapping
- Microclimate and agriculture
- Vegetation canopy
- Air quality monitoring
- Hydrology and river flooding
- Atlantic coastal plain flora
- Wetlands mapping and forest practices
- Health GIS applications
- Atlas of sustainable development
- Modeling coastal processes