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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


Objectives: The AGRG, NSCC was recently awarded a grant funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust to acquire equipment to support advanced mapping in the coastal zone and freshwater environments. This workshop will outline the research objectives, the equipment, and current industry research partners.

Who should attend: Industry, government and academia with an interest in the coastal zone and freshwater environments? Presentations will be made by researchers from AGRG, NSCC, lidar providers, and industry partners.


9:00-9:30 am Introduction and overview of the research grant, equipment, partners, research objectives – Dr. Tim Webster AGRG, NSCC

9:30-9:50 am Anders Ekelund AHAB Sweden – Details of the Chiroptera Topo-Bathymetric lidar coupled with a Leica RCD 30 visible-NIR camera system

9:50-10:15 am Past AGRG research related to the new equipment (coastal mapping, erosion, flood risk) – AGRG Researchers

10:15-10:30 am Refreshment Break

10:30-11:00 am Funding opportunities available to industry (NSERC & NRC)

Industry Partner Presentations

11:00-11:30 am Bill Kidman – Leading Edge Geomatics

11:30- noon Craig Brown – McGregor GeoScience

Noon-1:00 pm Networking and Lunch provided

1:00-1:30 pm John Allen – GeoNet Technologys Inc.

1:30-2:00 pm Dr. Alan Critchley – Acadian Seaplants Ltd

2:00-3:00 pm Questions and discussion from the audience

3:00 pm Adjourn

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