Day 1 — Concentration on Topo-bathymetric lidar & Satellite data

Audiovisual Room, Centre of Geographic Sciences, NSCC Lawrencetown, NS

Tuesday Feb 7, 2017

9:00 Registration

9:30 Welcome, Michael Purcell, Academic Chair Annapolis Valley Campus (COGS), NSCCmultibeam_mapping_noaa

9:40 Tim Webster, Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG)-NSCC. Review of 2016 field season and projects using the Chiropetra II Topo-bathymetric lidar sensor.

10:10 Keynote Speaker, Anders Ekelund, Vice President of Airborne LiDAR for Leica Geosystems. Mega-trends driving the need for shallow water mapping.

10:50 Refreshment Break

11:10 Kate Colins, AGRG-NSCC. Optimizing oyster aquaculture in Little Harbour, NS using hydrodynamic modelling and bathymetric lidar

11:35 Kevin McGuigan, AGRG-NSCC. R&D applications of topo-bathymetric lidar

12:00 Nathan Crowell, AGRG-NSCC. Lidar vs. photogrammetric point clouds derived in the coastal zone.

12:25 Candace MacDonald, AGRG-NSCC. Using topo-bathy lidar to map Rockweed in SW Nova.

12:50 Lunch provided in the COGS Cafeteria

2:00 Stephen Parsons, Canadian Hydrographic Service. Coastal Mapping Initiative in the CHS using Lidar, Satellite Derived Bathymetry and Multibeam Technologies

2:25 Lucas Fraser, Leading Edge Geomatics. Using topo-bathymetric lidar in NOAA-USGS projects.

2:50 Natasha Fee, AGRG-NSCC-Acadia University. High Resolution Shoreline Vulnerability Mapping for Oil Spill Contingency Planning

3:15 Marc Skinner, Stantec Consulting. Eelgrass remote sensing triple-threat – assessment of simultaneously collected satellite, LiDAR, and sonar data.

3:35 Refreshment Break

3:55 Andrew Sherin, Atlantic Coastal Zone Steering Committee. Remote Sensing Technologies for Coastal Mapping in Atlantic Canada: Results and Opportunities from Two Regional Workshops

4:20 Cesar Fuentes-Yaco, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Contribution of satellite remotely-sensed ocean-colour to the planning of airborne Lidar bathymetry

4:45 Networking and Poster Display – Boardroom, Beverage Ticket and Cash Bar

6:00 Dinner in the COGS Cafeteria

7:00 Keynote Speaker, Jon Roos, Director of Sales in Canada Digital Globe. Advances in high resolution satellite mapping systems, early results from World View 4.


Day 2 — Concentration on drones and marine based mapping

Audiovisual Room, Centre of Geographic Sciences, NSCC Lawrencetown, NS

Wednesday Feb 8, 2017


9:00 Welcome, Jeffery Taylor, Associate Vice President, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

9:15 Dustin Whalen, Natural Resources Canada. The acceleration of change – how UAV technology is being used to better understand coastal permafrost landscapes in the Mackenzie-Beaufort Region, NWT.

9:40 Keynote Speaker, Hugh MacKay, Executive Director (Canada East), GeoAlliance Canada. GeoAlliance Canada: Raising the profile of the geography, geomatics and geospatial professions in Canada and around the world.

10:20 Refreshment Break

10:40 Ian Holmes, Coordinator Topographic Mapping, Province of Nova Scotia. Coastal Imagery, Lidar and Map Products available for Nova Scotia.

11:05 Danny Silver, Acadia University. Machine Learning using spacio-temporal data from agriculture, green energy and the environment.

11:30 Melanie Irvine & Gillian Roberts, Geological Survey Newfoundland and Labrador. Exploring the use of UVA’s in coastal environments, mining and geotourism in Newfoundland and Labrador.

11:55 Alfred White, Faculty Ocean Technology Program, NSCC. Highlighting the capabilities of ROVs, including the OceanServer IVER2 AUV and the VideoRay ROV.

12:20 Sean Thibert, SkySquirrel Technologies. High Resolution Mapping for Precision Viticulture

12:45 Lunch provided in the COGS Cafeteria

1:45 Jason Bond, Service Nova Scotia. Enabling High Resolution Mapping through the modernized NSCRS.

2:10 Michael Bayer, Flitelab. Commercial AUV Operations and Challenges with underwater ROV imaging.

2:35 Tim Webster, AGRG-NSCC, Coastal erosion from aerial photos, airborne lidar, mobile lidar to now UAV; how the methods compare.

3:00 Refreshment Break

3:20 Troy GreeneBrian Pyke. NSCC Marine Geomatics Program.  Marine Geomatics Spring Fieldcamp 2016: Breakwater Project with the Community of Little River.

3:35  Tim Webster, AGRG-NSCC. The development of a web-based Coastal Flood Risk Decision Support System

4:10 Tim Webster, Nova Scotia Canadian Institute of Geomatics Chair, Ted MacKinnon, President of the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS). Final comments on the workshop & adjourn