EO application development
Our EO application development services leverage the use of radar and optical data to generate topographic maps, update land use and assess mineral potential.
Projects completed or ongoing include:
- ReauSO: Development of a methodology using radar imagery for the monitoring of wetland-related Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicator and analysis of wetland loss.
- CartoSAR-Nord: Use of RADARSAT-2 data to produce official national topographic maps on, and information for monitoring national parks in northern lands above the 81st parallel. This project was realized with the support of the Canadian Space Agency and in cooperation with the Centre d’information topographique de Sherbrooke and Parks Canada.
- EO4M: Use of satellite images to help mining companies manage their waste and residues. This project was conducted with the help of the European Space Agency.
- ADD-OT-TSX: Use of high-resolution radar images to provide map information for the monitoring of mining operations in cloud-prone tropical areas. This project, currently underway, is supported by the European Space Agency.
- SARVeillance: Identification of disturbances to plant cover in protected natural environments and rural environments from a surveillance perspective. This project was conducted with the support of the Canadian Space Agency in partnership with Parks Canada.
- StereoSAT-North, StereoSAT-Africa and StereoSAT-Peru: Optimization of the production of topographic and thematic data from satellite images. These projects were backed by the CSA and/or MDEIE and/or GéoQuébec. StereoSAT-Africa was conducted in cooperation with the Burkina Faso Department of Water Resources and Ghana Water Resources Commission.
- ADD-OT: Development of products to help mining companies produce mandatory reports related to sustainable development. This project was carried out with financial assistance from the European Space Agency.
- EQeau: Development of an application for estimating the water equivalent of snow on the ground using RADARSAT satellite data. This project was conducted for Hydro-Québec jointly by Effigis, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS-Eau) and Université du Québec, and with the backing of the Canadian Space Agency and Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.
- MPAS: Operational integration of satellite, geophysical and geochemical data within a mineral potential assessment system.