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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.

High Resolution Mapping Along the Coastal Zone Workshop a Huge Success!

High Resolution Mapping along Coastal Zone Workshop Website

Tim Webster Presenting to the Crowd

Tim Webster of AGRG Speaking to the Audience

Anders Ekelund of Leica Geosystems

Keynote Speaker - Anders Ekelund of Leica Geosystems

Jon Roos of Digtal Globe

AGRG Present Research at Coastal Zone Canada 2016

AGRG Present Research at Coastal Zone Canada 2016

AGRG present research at coastal zone canada 2016. In picture, (from left) Nathan Crowell, Kevin McGuigan, Candace MacDonald, Dr. Tim Webster, Kate Collins, and Peter MacDermott (former AGRG researcher and COGS grad now working at Baird Engineering).

Dr. Tim Webster Presents AGRG Research At Ocean Day Panel

Dr. Time Webster at Ocean Day Panel


Dr. Tim Webster presents AGRG research at recent Ocean Day panel at Dalhousie University. He sat on a panel for the annual Elisabeth Mann Borgese lecture series, entitled "Climate change, is Nova Scotia ready". He presented on his teams work on coastal and River flood risk mapping and the new topo-bathymetric lidar sensor.

Flood Risk Modeling of Halifax Harbour

2.9 metre CGVD28 Flood Scenario - Downtown Halifax

The Nova Scotia Community College's (NSCC) Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) was part of an evacuation analysis undertaken by Dalhousie University & the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR), entitled,“Evacuating the Halifax Peninsula: A Multidisciplinary Analysis and Training to Improve Evacuation from Coastal

Successful Workshop of NSERC Funded NSCC-Industry Research!

Over 75 attend the Workshop of NSERC funded NSCC-Industry research projects utilizing NSCC’s Topo-Bathymetric lidar sensor

Workshop 2016

Figure 1 Dr. Tim Webster, research scientist at NSCC-AGRG, Middleton, NS presents some results from one of the many NSERC funded industry projects that utilized the topo-bathy lidar sensor.


Tim Webster at Leica Airborne Meeting in Barcelona, Spain

Tim Webster at the European Leica Airborne Solutions’ User Group Meeting in Barcelona, Spain with (left to right) Anders Ekelund from Sweden (Vice President Airborne lidar for  Leica Geosystems), John Welter from Switzerland (President, Leica Geosystems), Tim Webster (NSCC-AGRG), and Ron Roth from USA (Product Manager, Airborne lidar for Leica Geosystems).

Tim Webster at European Leica Airborne Users Meeting


“Workshop Presenting NSERC funded NSCC-Industry Research Projects Utilizing the Topo-Bathymetric Lidar Sensor in the Maritimes”

At the Windsor Room, Prince George Hotel, 1925 Market St., Halifax, NS
On Tuesday, March 1: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Complimentary Lunch & Refreshments

Please RSVP, we have a limited space!

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Some AGRG staff at Leica Airborne Hydrography in Sweden

Anders Ekelund of Leica Airborne Hydrography in Sweden (far left) is hosting some AGRG researchers (left to right Nathan, Tim, Matt and Kevin). They are discussing some software development work on the airborne topo-bathymetric lidar software planned for this year.

Some AGRG staff at Leica Airborne Hydrography in Sweden

AGRG Coastal Team Concludes Active Summer of Fieldwork and Gears up for the next Topo-Bathy lidar Mission

Below is a photo of the entire coastal team taken after a day of deploying underwater light sensors, a Hydrolab water quality probe with a turbidity sensor. This fieldwork was conducted to acquire a time series of light levels at various water level and water quality conditions as this directly effects how deep the green laser on the topo-bathymetric lidar sensor will penetrate. Other data collected near the light sensor deployment sites includes an AGRG weather station and tide gauge. We also deployed our RiverRay current metre to a fixed mooring to evaluate how the down-looking ACDP would work to measure the water level and currents along the coast.

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