Geomatics & Remote Sensing

Geomatics & Remote Sensing

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

The Geomatics and Remote Sensing thematic area encompasses expertise available in the Beaufort Centre, UCC and in the Geography and Archaeology: School of the Human Environment. Expertise covers applications of optical and radar remote sensing in the terrestrial, marine and coastal domain, image processing, end user requirements analysis, standards-based spatial data management and exchange, database design, data visualisation, web-GIS implementation and metadata management. The aim of the group is to enhance the use of spatial data and information to improve our understanding and hence management of marine and terrestrial environments in the face of various pressures, including climate change to be accomplished by building a critical mass of expertise in UCC, with the aim of becoming the centre of excellence in Ireland for applied remote sensing, GIS and geomatics.

 

EXPERTISE AND CAPACITY

The activities of this thematic area are aligned with international and national initiatives. The thematic area has been successful in developing a number of spatial data management, analysis and visualisation systems (e.g. Marine Irish Digital Atlas) as well as thematic maps demonstrating the potential of remote sensing. The group fosters national and international collaboration with bodies such as the EPA, Teagasc, OSI, National Space Centre, the Technical University of Vienna, the National Oceanographic Centre UK, the Nansen Centre, Norway and with IFREMER in France. The groups also play a key role in developing teaching activities e.g. MSc in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing (RS). At present the Remote Sensing strand represents the largest concentration of RS researchers within Ireland, and the Geomatics strand is recognised internationally as a leader in providing solutions for marine geospatial data management.

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Dr Fiona Cawkwell (Lead PI), Mr Anthony Patterson, Mr Declan Dunne, Dr Yassine Lassoued and Ms Vicki O’Donnell.

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork

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