Strategic Partnership for Remote Sensing Innovation
C-CORE collaborates with Boeing Phantom Works to develop new satellite ground stations
C-CORE will design and build satellite ground stations for downlinking data from multiple missions (conventional Earth observation (EO) satellites, nanosats, cubesats and other small satellites). The ground stations will be designed for arctic deployment, and the first two will be deployed in Inuvik, Northwest Territories and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Building Arctic Capacity for Arctic Oil Spill Monitoring and Response
St. John’s, Newfoundland (6 October 2016) – A C-CORE-led project selected under an initiative by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and the Nunavut Research Institute aims to involve residents of Canada’s Arctic communities in applied research and development to enhance marine safety and improve response to marine incidents. The Enhanced Capacity for Oil Spill Situational Awareness and Response in Nunavut project will build local capacity for satellite-based oil spill monitoring and in-field spill response. Wherever possible, Inuit traditional knowledge will be integrated into the methodology.
Developing "next-generation” technologies for space
C-CORE to help Canadian Space Agency improve Canada’s satellite-based maritime surveillance capability
St. John’s-based research and development corporation C‑CORE has been contracted by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to adapt its proprietary radar technology for space. The CSA is availing of C‑CORE’s expertise to help develop a critical part of the next generation of RADARSAT satellites, greatly improving their imaging capability.
Rising to CSA Earth Observation Ship Detection challenge
C-CORE has recently received a contract from the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Earth Observation Applications Development Program (EOADP). Over the coming 10 months, the St. John’s-based research and development organization will work with CSA and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to improve satellite-based technologies for detection and monitoring ships at sea and for distinguishing vessels from one another and from other floating objects, such as icebergs. Results will enhance Canada’s Arctic surveillance capability, contributing to improvement in such areas as search and rescue operations, detection of illicit vessel operations and overall national security.
Creating an early warning system for offshore facilities and vessels facing encroaching ice and extreme ice features
Supported in part by ACOA’s Atlantic Innovation Fund, C-CORE is leading a five-phase project to develop an Airborne Ice thickness Measurement System (AIMS). Working in collaboration with Provincial Aerospace Ltd., Rutter Inc. and DeltaRadar Ltd., C‑CORE is developing and will commercialize the novel system, which gathers and integrates radar data to provide ice thickness maps over large areas in real time.