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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


Flood risk animation

Bridgewater flood simulation with normal river discharge and a 2.2 m and 3.5 m storm surge on a regular high tide.

Elevation_100992_view5_comp.avi (14.1 MB)
Elevation_100993_view5_comp.avi (14.1 MB)

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.

Combined river runoff & storm surge modelling reuired for some NS communities

My team of Kevin McGuigan, Candace MacDonald, Nathan Parker, Kate Collins and I delivered a preliminary draft report before Christmas to the town of Bridgewater related to their future risks from climate change. The town will use the information for their long term planning process. The main focus of the research is on flood risk and the town is similar to many Nova Scotian communities in that it is located on the LaHave Estuary where the tidal influence of the Atlantic Ocean interacts with the river runoff of the LaHave River. As with other communities like Oxford in Cumberland County, the interaction of the tide and storm surge with the river runoff is complex and requires two types of hydrodynamic models to predict areas at risk of flooding.

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.

Bathy 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. Dartmouth and again on Thurs.

Participant in NRCan Climate Change Workshop

Tim was one of the team members at the Natural Resources Canadian Climate Change Sensitivity, Risk and Adaptation Assessment Scoping Workshop held at BIO in March 2012.

 

Salt Marsh Migration in Prince Edward Island

By

Tim Webster, PhD Alicia Daniel, Nathan Parker
Applied Geomatics Research Group
Centre of Geographic Sciences
NSCC, Middleton Tel. 902 825 5475
email: timothy [dot] webster [at] nscc [dot] ca

Submitted to
Alan Hanson, Ph.D.
Head, Landscape Conservation
Canadian Wildlife Service, Atlantic Region
Environmental Stewardship Branch
Environment Canada
17 Waterfowl Lane
Sackville, NB E4L 1G6

March, 2013

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