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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.

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


AGRG research makes the news

The research on flood-risk mapping of coastal and estuarine areas was in the news in July. Tim Webster was interviewed by Brigitte Noel of the CBC Fredericton television about the vintage of flood-risk maps in the Maritimes and the need to update such maps. Obviously the past experience of AGRG with lidar and flood risk mapping was the foundation of the interview related to “New Mapping Tools” and the improvements in science and our understanding of things like sea-level rise and crustal subsidence.

NSCC awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation funding to support coastal mapping research

NSCC awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation funding to support coastal mapping research
Researcher says opportunities are as vast as the waters to be mapped

For Immediate Release                                                  April 16, 2013

Public lecture NSCC Waterfront

05/07/2013 7:00 pm

There will be a Public Lecture at NSCC Waterfront Campus Theatre, Tues. May 7, 7:00 pm (45 min) “Responding to Hurricane Sandy with a New Experimental Airborne Topobathymetric Lidar for Mapping the Dynamic Beach Front
by Dr. John Brock from the United States geological survey, Reston Virginia.

COGS to Host Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS)

COGS will host the Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) meeting May 9-11. There will be a special session on Advanced Mapping Techniques for the Coastal Zone on the morning of Friday, May 10. Dr. John Brock from the United states Geological Survey in Reszton Virginia will give the keynote address at 8:45 AM on Fri. “Establishing the USA Coastal National Elevation Dataset for Science and Resource Management”. There will be two full days of talks and over 20 poster displays. The banquet will be held at COGS Friday night with Guest Speaker Dr. Raul Uguarte of Acadian Seaplants who will speak on "Sustainable Marine Resource Harvesting".

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

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