Workshops and Field Trips

Please indicate whether or not you are attending a field trip when you arrive at the registration table, and indicate whether or not you are willing to offer a ride to. We will organize car pooling for the Saturday field trips during the coference.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON REMOTE SENSING (WITH COINAtlantic/ACZISC) - Wednesday, May 11th 

The Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee as one of their regular meetings (#77) is holding a workshop focusing on applications of remote sensing to estuarine mapping 11 May 2016, Charlottetown, PEI at the University of PEI. As the workshop is a regular meeting of the ACZISC / COINAtlantic it is open to all interested persons and there is no fee. Participants are asked to RSVP with Alexi Baccardax Westcott at aczisc@dal.ca

The meeting location is Room #212, Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre (DRC), University of Prince Edward Island.

The agenda is available online and includes:

– NSCC’s Topo-bathymetric LIDAR: planning considerations, operations, and derived information products, more than just charting, Dr. Tim Webster, NSCC.
– Using optical and RADARSAT-2 images for mapping coastal zone features, Dr. Brigitte Leblon, UNB.
– Seabed Mapping Initiatives at NRCan , Dr. Vladimir Kostylev, Natural Resources Canada.
– Earth Observation Catalogue, Jeffery Cote, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Natural Resources Canada.
– EODMS Live Demo and Future Enhancements, Paul Mitten, Compusult Limited.
– Charlottetown Responds: The value of good timing, community champions and data for successful Adaptation Planning, Hope Parnham, DV8 Consulting.
– Eelgrass, seaweed and sonar: What boat-based remote sensing can tell us about the health of our estuaries, Jesse Hitchcock, UPEI.
– Panel and Discussion: Centres of Expertise. Panel members to be determined.
– Panel and Discussion: Opportunities for future collaboration. Panel members to be determined.

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POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON SEAGRASS MONITORING (WITH SGSL-C) - Saturday, May 14th at 9:30 am

ACCESS members are welcomed to attend a post-conference workshop on seagrass monitoring courtesy of SGSL-C. The workshop will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 14th off the Montgomery Road in Malpeque Bay (see here). The workshop will focus on a review of SeagrassNet methodologies including field demonstrations in partnership with the local watershed group (Kensington North Watersheds). Participants are encouraged to bring rubber boots or waiders. Snacks and hot beverages (muffins, donuts, coffee, and tea) will be served.

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POST-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP ON HABITAT MAPPING WITH DRONES (WITH COINAtlantic/ACZISC) - Saturday, May 14th 

Dr. Adam Fenech's lab at UPEI uses mapping drones to produce high-resolution DEM as well as 3D visualizations of coastal habitat. Dr. Fenech's Climat Lab maintains an ongoing Special Flight Operating Certificate for the whole of Prince Edward Island.

In this workshop, a fleet of drones (3) will be used over the Seagrass Transect 1 of a PEI study site to both demonstrate the use of drones and to collect valuable data. The  fleet of drones and their multiple sensors (including LiDAR) may also be available for display and discussion. Other uses of drones in environmental science will also be discussed.

 

 

 
 
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