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$2.7M funding for satellite imaging centre

Lethbridge, AB – The Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre at the University of Lethbridge is receiving $2.7 million in funding from the federal government.

The funding will help the centre to research the potential uses of satellite images and purchase satellite imagery equipment to help develop commercial applications in agriculture, resource management, water resources, energy, emergency response and the environment.

One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is the integrated management of the earths resources in a sustainable and economically viable way, says Richard Davidson, chancellor of the University of Lethbridge. The continued success of our society will depend on developing new tools and related applications to manage this balance. [The centre] will help build those tools.