An ocean of innovation

An ocean of innovation

Fast Fact

The college was the first institution in North America to acquire bathymetric lidar equipment giving NSCC researchers the ability to map shallow areas of our shores that were never mapped before.

With its immense potential for energy and resources, NSCC is advancing our understanding of the ocean while helping protect its health and sustainability for future generations.

NSCC researchers use cutting-edge equipment and technology to gain new knowledge and information. The college was the first institution in North America to acquire bathymetric lidar equipment giving NSCC researchers the ability to map shallow areas of our shores that were never mapped before.

They’re working with communities to plan for coastal flooding and working to help prevent the potential devastation an oil spill could cause. They’re carrying out deep underwater acoustic mapping that will build on our understanding of the ocean floor providing guidance to industry on sustainable practices for important species and habitats.

“The need to protect the health and sustainability of tour oceans for future generations has never been more important,” says Dr. Alain Joseph, NSCC’s director of Applied Research. “To be pioneers in some of this work is an incredible privilege.”

NSCC programs like the Advanced Diploma in Oceans Technology give students the foundation they need to help solve these research puzzles. Industry partners such as Acadian Seaplants, Canadian Hydrographic Service, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and more apply the data gathered by staff and students to help inform their work, strengthening the economy and this vital resource. 

Learn more through the NSCC Applied Research site.

24/10/17

Fast Fact

The college was the first institution in North America to acquire bathymetric lidar equipment giving NSCC researchers the ability to map shallow areas of our shores that were never mapped before.

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