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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.

CIG April Seminar

04/09/2009 12:00 am
04/09/2009 1:30 pm

Location: NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus Lawrencetown

Title: GIS and GPS in Ground Search And Rescue (SAR)

Eugene F. Peters, P. Eng., Digital Mapping Coordinator
Halifax Regional Search and Rescue

Probably the most important resource during a ground search for a lost person besides the human resource, that is a trained searcher, is an appropriate map and location determining technologies, i.e. a map and compass. Using current mapping, GIS and GPS for efficient search strategy and field team management in Ground Search and Rescue in the Maritime Provinces.

Tech Social

03/24/2009 7:00 pm

There will be a tech social at the End of the Line Pub in Bridgetown, on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009.

Bob Maher will be making a presentation entitled "Engaging the communities in Mapping: New initiatives at AGRG".

A pamphlet is available.

Copies of the presentations are available below (see attachments)

More details shortly.

 

NSERC workshop: Business Development Opportunities with AGRG

03/30/2009 7:00 pm

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are sponsoring an industry workshop for the Geomatics sector on the business development opportunities arising from the Applied Research at the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG). We will address: current research, opportunities, mechanisms for collaboration and next steps.

Nova  Scotia  Federation  of  Agriculture Riparian Workshop

03/12/2009 9:00 am
03/13/2009 4:00 pm

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA) has been doing research and various pilot projects on watersheds and assessing the health of riparian areas throughout the province. Through this project work we have recognized a need and interest in creating a forum to discuss the importance of healthy riparian areas and the appropriate tools to assess the
watersheds.

The NSFA invites you to a workshop focusing on the importance of health assessments in riparian areas on agricultural land and small watersheds. The workshop, which will span over 2 days, will also cover the use of geomatics tools for riparian health assessments (RHA’s). Participants can attend one or both days of the workshop.

Who should attend?

CIG Seminar - March 2009

03/12/2009 12:10 pm
03/12/2009 1:00 pm

The next CIG Seminar will be given by Mike Pearson, President of GeoNet Technologies, PEI (http://www.geonet-tech.com/index.htm)

The title of the presentation is:

"Data Requirements for Adaptation to Sea Level Rise, Storm Surges, and Erosion"

Time & locations

Thurs. March 12, noon (12:10) at COGS AV Room

Fri. March 13, 1:30 PM Needler II Board Room BIO Dartmouth.

CIG Symposium followup

The CIG Symposium at COGS on Feb 19 & 20 was a success despite a winter storm rolling through on the Thurs. We had over 50 participants, including our presenters for the 2 day event and have increased the CIG membership to close to 40. Thanks to all those that made their way to Lawrencetown, the feedback on the event has been very good and we appreciate the support of all those involved.

The next CIG Seminar will be given by Mike Pearson, President of GeoNet Technologies, PEI (http://www.geonet-tech.com/index.htm)

The title of the presentation is:

"Data Requirements for Adaptation to Sea Level Rise, Storm Surges, and Erosion"

Time & locations

Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada conference

Bob Maher and David Colville will be at the Spatial Knowledge and Information (SKI) Canada conference in Fernie, BC from Feb 19 - 22.

Bob and Jeff will be making a presentation entitled "Evolving approaches to Community Mapping in Southwest Nova Scotia".

David's presention is “Temperature Mapping in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley” by David Colville and Wayne Reiger.

Flood Modelling of Annapolis Royal

Flood model created by AGRG. This is a test post to try to implement Podcasting.

CIG symposium at COGS

02/19/2009 12:00 am
02/20/2009 5:00 pm

There is a planned Canadian Institute of Geomatics 2-day Symposium at COGS in Lawrencetown on Feb. 19-20 entitled "Advances in Positioning Technologies and Applications to Mapping".Registration form here.

The 2 day event will cover the latest in precise positioning technologies and how they are used for mapping and the applications of these data. See tentative agenda (and below)

CIG Seminar at COGS

01/16/2009 12:00 pm
01/16/2009 1:00 pm

There will be a Canadian Institute of Geomatics Seminar presented in the COGS AV Room Fri. Jan 16, 12:10-1:00 PM.
 
The presentation is "Contaminants in the Environment".
 
Presented by "Dr. Nelson O'Driscoll" Canada Research Chair in Environmental Biogeochemistry
& Assistant Professor  Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Acadia University.

Dr. O'Driscoll is one of the countries leading researchers on mercury. The talk is a general teaching talk about contaminants and mercury speciation and what fish we eat. As you may be aware the Loons in Keji Park have some of the highest concentrations of mercury in the country, so the issue is of direct relevance to people living here.

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