The purpose of the learning session was to raise awareness, facilitate knowledge exchange and share experiences in the use of remote sensing technologies and applications particularly related to:
Coastal flooding; Habitat mapping; Coastal change detection; and Coastal infrastructure mapping. Remote sensing technologies and applications to be highlighted and discussed during the session included: LiDAR; Sonar; Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite imagery; Multi-spectral imagery; and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones.
The format for the learning session incorporated presentations on specific technologies, their capabilities as well as logistical and cost considerations, case studies on the application of remote sensing data, examples of collaborative initiatives formed to acquire and utilize remote sensing data, and a preliminary discussion on ways to build or enhance future collaboration in the Maritime Provinces. Speakers included government, academic and industry representatives from within the Maritimes as well as speakers from the US Army Corp of Engineers and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).