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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 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.

CIG symposium


Canadian Institute of Geomatics 2-day Symposium at COGS in Lawrencetown on Feb. 19-20 entitled "Advances in Positioning Technologies and Applications to Mapping".

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.

Day 1 will cover GPS high precision positioning techniques (theory and equipment) with presentations from COGS faculty and the suppliers of Leica and Trimble equipment. The coupling of GPS and Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) for navigation will be discussed for land, airborne and marine based vehicles.

Presentation at GANS Chrismas Social

Bob Maher will be presenting at the GANS Christmas Social on Thursday, the 12th.

Canadian Institute of Geomatics seminar series

As part of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics seminar series coming this January.

Dr. Don Forbes of the Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic) will speak on
"Geomatics for projecting and adapting to coastal impacts of climate change in Canada"
Thurs. Jan 8 at noon in the COGS AV Room Lawrencetown, and
Fri. Jan 9 at 1:30 in the Needler II Boardroom at Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth.

Mr. David Colville of the Applied Geomatics Research Group, Centre of Geographic Sciences will speak on
"Mapping the Wind and Solar Resource of Nova Scotia"

Thurs. Jan 22 at noon in the COGS AV Room Lawrencetown, and

CIG Geomatics Seminars

As part of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics Halifax Branch activities, we will be sponsoring a series of CIG Geomatics Seminars this year. They will be presented both at COGS in Lawrencetown and in Metro.

The first seminar is entitled "Remote Predictive Mapping: A Process for Mapping and Exploring Canada's North"

Will be presented by Dr. Jeff Harris
Geological Survey of Canada
Natural Resources Canada

The talk will be presented at the COGS AV Room noon on Thurs. Nov. 27, 2008.

Collaborative Environmental S & T workshop

Bob Maher will be presenting "An Overview of Atlantic GIS" at the GIS Opportunities forum, hosted by the Atlantic Environmental Science Network.

Thursday, November 27, 2008. 09:30 - 10:15 at Halifax Citadel Historic Properties.

Annapolis Royal Environmental Conference

Bob Maher will be presenting "A Sense of Place" at the Annapolis Royal Environmental Conference.

November 20th, 10:15 AM.

The Science Of Geography

On Nov 17th, Bob Maher will be giving a presentation on 'The Science Of Geography' at the Science Café, Acadia University, At 4:30

Reminder: Hydroscan book still available

Hydroscan: Airborne laser mapping of hydrologic features and resources, Edited by AGRG scientist Chris Hopkinson, is still available. Details

AGRG Website, Version 3

Today AGRG has launched a new, more interactive version of the website. We'll have more content, more relevant to students and partners, more up-to-date.

 It's still early though, so expect a few growing pains.

 Now it's time to get out before the remains of Tropical Storm Hanna arrive.

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