The Shallow Water Earth Observation Laboratory, at the University of Ottawa, is a research group dedicated to exploring and improving how remote sensing is used to map, monitor, and understand environmental processes, with a focus on Earth's shallow waters. We work with data collected from satellites, manned aircraft and drones, and do fieldwork to assess the quality of our products.

April 8, 2019

A two-year M.Sc. thesis scholarship is to work with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Fluvial Systems Research (FSR) on satellite-based monitoring of water quality and detection of non-point source sources of pollution in streams across Canada. The work will focus on development of image processing algorithms, and will primarily be based on already-existing data sets derived from watersheds across Canada that include...

April 8, 2019

The ice is finally melting here in Ottawa, and we're getting ready for this season's fieldwork.

- In Gatineau Park, satellite image processing based on field and drone data from 2017 and 2018 allowed us to predict the locations of three large patches of wild leek - a threatened plant species in Quebec. This spring we will go to those locations to test whether our predictions were correct - and find out whether out image process...

September 26, 2017

It's official - we ran a Geomatics and Landscape Ecology field course in Zanzibar, 6-26 August 2018! The course focused on the application of GIS and Remote Sensing technologies to answer common questions in landscape ecology, especially regarding Zanzibar's coastal environment. The course was designed and co-taught with colleagues Martin Gullström and Lina Mtwana Nordlund as well as several researchers from the Institute of M...

September 21, 2017

In early August 2017, Kiyomi and I went to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, do collect some field data for her work on Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB). It was the first time for us to travel to the Canadian Arctic, so pretty exciting for both of us! We stayed for free in a bright and roomy apartment associated with the brand new Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) run by Polar Knowledge Canada, which is an incredible facil...

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