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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.

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.

"AGRG Workshop on the Results of their Topo-Bathymetric lidar Surveys a huge success"

AGRG Workshop 2014

Even in the midst of winter's stormy weather and flu season, over 70 people attended the workshop hosted by Dr. Tim Webster and his team of research associates at the Delta Halifax Hotel on March 3rd. With support from Springboard and NSERC the group presented the results of the first mission of data collection and processing of their Chiroptera II topo-bathymetric lidar sensor.

COGS grads with Tim Webster at ILMF

Tim Webster with COGS grads at ILMF

You meet COGS grads everywhere you go in the world of Geospatial data analysis. In the photo are former grads, left to right Mirinda Lobato (survey '99 ) with Merrick Co., Bobby Riley (RS '96 and IS '97) with AECOM, Tim Webster (RS '88) with AGRG-NSCC and Joe Mostowy (RS  '99) with Leica. They are standing in front of a map produced by AGRG using their new topo-bathymetric lidar sensor, the Chiroptera II, for Little Harbour, NS on display in the Leica booth.

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

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