QPS sponsors Chair in Ocean Mapping at OMG
In a recent visit by Mr Tomas Hjelmberg to the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at University of New Brunswick (UNB, Canada), agreement was reached for QPS to sponsor the Chair in Ocean Mapping for the coming 5 years.
Left, Tomas Hjelmberg (QPS bv) and John Hughes Clarke (OMG) during the recent visit by QPS to the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering
The Chair in Ocean Mapping (COM) works within the Ocean Mapping Group (OMG), which draws upon University of New Brunswick (UNB) faculty and staff with expertise in the fields of hydrography, geodesy, geographical information systems, digital image analysis, multi-sensor integration, oceanography and marine geology and geophysics. While ocean mapping is defined in its broadest sense (including the water column, sea surface and sea bottom), the main efforts have been directed to seafloor mapping particularly towards problems associated with high-volume seafloor bathymetric and imaging systems. UNB research is focused on developing new and innovative techniques and tools for management, processing, analysis, visualization and interpretation of ocean mapping data. The ability to establish mutually beneficial relationships with sponsors remains one of the key factors to the continued success for the COM. In carrying out research, UNB seeks to define tasks that play an important fundamental role in furthering our understanding of the ocean and ocean mapping systems, but at the same time may lead to viable commercial products for sponsors.
For further details, see: http://www.omg.unb.ca