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Lab director, Associate professor. Anders has worked with remote sensing for two decades, in research and consulting. His primary research interests are large-scale applications of Earth Observation technology, and development of robust image processing algorithms.

MSc student. Kiyomi works on satellite-derived bathymetry in Nunavut, comparing a range of empirical and physics-based methods across a range of satellite image types to assess their potential and robustness.

MSc student. Fiona works on species distribution modeling for habitat-forming benthic organisms (corals and sponges) in the North Pacific. Her primary interest is to assess their sensitivity to climate-driven changes in ocean chemistry and currents. The oceans are useful indicators of climate change and its impacts upon ecosystems and species. Given the significant limitations in our understanding of the world’s oceans, predic...

MSc, graduated April 2018. Matus worked on the application of photogrammetry to satellite-derived bathymetry.

Biologist. Marie-Bé is interested in the applications of remote sensing for biodiversity conservation. She has used UAV and airplane imagery to map wild leek in Gatineau Park, and currently works on developing models to predict global mammalian and avian diversity from satellite-derived metrics.

MSc, graduated March 2019. Edmar is passionate about environmental studies. For her MSc, she worked on developing and testing methods to map wild leek, a threatened forest floor species, using UAV imagery. Her study site was Gatineau Park, right across the Ottawa River from the University of Ottawa campus, in Gatineau, Quebec.

Geographer. Els is building a habitat map of the Tanzanian nearshore areas using satellite imagery. By developing rule sets in eCognition and applying them to a composite of Landsat 8 images, her goal is to identify the different types of substrate along the coastline, such as hard coral, soft coral, seagrass, algea, pavement, sand and mud.

Currently a Research Fellow at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Derrick is an honorary member of the shallow-water lab. Derrick has worked on machine learning and statistical modelling for sustainability and environmental stress. He has participated in projects to address issues related to climate change and health across British Columbia. Derrick has broadened this research to an international context, and has begun studying...

Currently a PhD student at Simon Fraser University, Mehdi is an honorary member of the shallow-water lab. Using microclimate modelling techniques, his research aims to assess the effectiveness of urban greening and reflective surfaces in keeping Vancouver’s urban neighborhoods cool and people safe during an extreme heat event. Mehdi holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Modeling and Management from a joint European...

Andrew is a biologist for Fisheries and Oceans Canada and an honorary member of the shallow-water lab.  His current work supports the establishment of a marine protected area network in the northern shelf bioregion off the coast of British Columbia. Andrew has worked on assessing regional patterns in marine species trawl-catch assemblages using machine-learning models and the inclusion of species assemblages into species distr...

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