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Remote sensing research gets $2.25M funding


Victoria, BC – A project at the University of Victoria that will use advanced remote sensing research to find innovative solutions to address resource management and development needs in British Columbia is receiving $2.25 million in funding from the federal government.

“We have an outstanding group of people working on remote sensing technologies and their applications,” says Jamie Cassels, the university’s vice-president academic and provost. “We welcome this opportunity to bring that expertise to bear on addressing British Columbia’s natural resource challenges and opportunities.”

The university uses an advanced form of remote sensing known as hyperspectral imaging, which provides more detailed imagery than conventional remote sensing systems. Using this and other geomatics tools such as laser technology and spatial modelling, researchers are investigating a range of issues related to the mountain pine beetle epidemic.