G E O I D E GE omatics for I nfo rmed DE ci sions. "Geomatics Research in Canada: the GEOIDE Experience". NETWORK OF CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE. D r. K eith P . B . T homson. Scientific Director and CEO Dublin October 26, 2004. P resentation O utline.
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"Geomatics Research in Canada:
the GEOIDE Experience"
NETWORK OF CENTRES
Dr. Keith P.B. Thomson
Scientific Director and CEO
Dublin October 26, 2004
Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program
The GEOIDE research network 1998-2005
Examples of collaborative research projects
The GEOIDE research network 2005-2012
Summary and conclusions
Permanent program Government Canada universities hospitals private public sectors
Fosters synergies creators, users “receptors” knowledge
complex areas critical importance Canada
Multidisciplinary research, basic applied, variety disciplines
Permanent programof theGovernmentofCanada, supporting research inuniversitiesandhospitalsin partnership withprivateandpublicsectors.
Fosters synergiesbetween creators, usersand “receptors” ofknowledge.
Addresses complex areasofcritical importancetoCanada.
Multidisciplinary research, frombasictoapplied, in avariety of disciplines.
CREATE CRITICAL MASS
of University R&D
R&D in University
R&D in Canada
The GEOIDE Network
Knowledge & Technology
Exchange & Exploitation
Geoide Students’ Network
Increase in the number of degree programs in geomatics in Canada
New programs at Sherbrooke, York, Victoria and Ryerson
354 Graduate students since 1998
Total HQP 541
Networking and Partnerships
Support from non NCE sources ≈ 11M€
By March 2005
14 MDF Projects funded since 2002
Business Plans Market Studies IP Protection
1 project in
1 licence under
Evaluation by External Expertise
Board of Directors
-Theme & Thrust Leaders-
Image fusion algorithm developed under data fusion project
Pan sharpening software product can be used with set of images
Software licensed to PCI and Digital Globe
Doctor Pelot, Department of Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University
Dr. Ken Jones, Director of the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA) at Ryerson University
From monster malls to pop-up power centres, the retail industry – which employs 20% of Canada’s workforce – has seen constant changes over the past 15 years. Now GEOIDE research is helping retailers find true value.
Helped by early GEOIDE funding, the research has created a national database of the retail economy – a comprehensive listing of every retail outlet in the country was completed. The database is now updated on a monthly basis, with a particular focus on the 300 key retailers who control the economy.
Doctor Janet Ronsky, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary
The same geomatics knowledge used by satellites to study land and water is helping a Calgary-based research team create a better understanding of what is going on in the human body.
Evaluation of implant migration by integrating small beads into the bone at the time of the replacement surgery
Measuring how the implant is moving in the bone by using X-rays, information about the implant shape and computer algorithms.
Development of userfriendly tools to train surgeons and analysts to move this procedure from a research to a clinical tool.
Strong inroads in simulating surgery on a computer screen to explore how to precisely position a hip implant.”
A multidisciplinary Network with International Outreach
GEOIDE Strategic Plan 2005 - 2012
Land & Water
Integration & Decision
Geomatics Value Chain and the GEOIDE
Research Program Delivery Framework
Markets / Sectors /
Oceans / Marine
Oil & Gas
Commercializable Implementable Research Outcomes
Starting with19 Projects
More to be added In 2005
Mapping the ocean surface (Sea Surface Topography)
with geodetic and oceanographic tools
Space gravimetry contributions to Earth Science
Coastal Security and Risk Management using GIS and Spatial Analysis
extends this research.
Fisheries and Oceans Pêche et Océans
Go raibh maith agat !