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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.

Bathymetric lidar expert from the USGS to visit

Dr. Tim Webster will host Dr. John Brock of the United States Geological Survey. Dr. Brock is an expert on remote sensing and bathymetric lidar. He will be giving a public lecture at the NSCC Waterfront Campus theatre on Tues. May 7th at 7:00 PM entitled “Responding to Hurricane Sandy with a New Experimental Airborne Topobathymetric Lidar to Map the Dynamic Beach Front”. He will then present two seminars as part of the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics seminar series. The seminar is entitled “Lidar Mapping to Predict Coastal Hazards and Protect Coastal Habitats in the USA” will take place Wed. May 8, 1:30 pm in the Lewis King Boardroom, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, 1 Challenger Dr.

Storm surges eroding P.E.I.

The intensity of storm surges is taking a toll on Prince Edward Island's coastlines.  Tim Webster presented at the Atlantic Regional Adaptation Collaborative on Climate Change at UPEI on Tuesday.  You may check out the news story at

Nova Scotia Solar Resource Maps

We have added solar resource maps for the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, showing solar energy for the month of July for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 calendar years. See the maps.

solar map july 2007

Articles on, the College/University oriented site of the Globe and Mail, has a couple of good article on GIS and research - GIS: A hot field, and Colleges advancing research.

Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve presentations

Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve presented Wednesday, November 11th to the Annapolis Field Naturalist Society at 7:30 pm at the Granville Ferry Community Hall, and On Thursday, November 12th to the Womens Institute at the Paradise Community Hall.

Two presentations - Granville Ferry and Paradise Community Hall

Bob Maher is making two presentations this week. On Wednesday, November 11th he will be speaking to the Annapolis Field Naturalist Society at 7:30 pm at the Granville Ferry Community Hall. On Thursday, November 12th he will be speaking to the Womens Institute at the Paradise Community Hall. In both cases, the subject will be Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and Applied Geomatics research.

Community Mapping presentations to Fundy Communities Development Association (FCDA) and Lunenburg Heritage Society.

Bob will be providing an update to FCDA on Tuesday October 27th at 7 pm at AVC, Middleton in Room 111a and on Wednesday October 28th 7 pm to the Lunenburg Heritage Society. Click here to view the presentation.

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