- a group of people studying how to use satellites, aircraft and drones to map Earth in general, and shallow water environments in particular

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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January 25, 2018

We don't do shallow water in my lab. In collaboration with friend and colleague Yongming Xu and others, we used coarse-resolution (MODIS) satellite data as well as point observations from weather stations in Tibet to map and monitor temperature trends across Tibet for...

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 b...

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