Mapping agriculture from space: Is it really rocket science?

Ottawa Research and Development Centre Speaker Series: “Mapping agriculture from space: Is it really rocket science?” with Drs. Heather McNairn and Andrew Davidson

Date

July 13, 2017

Hours

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Description

Have you ever wondered what’s growing in the fields of the Central Experimental Farm (CEF)? Now’s your chance to find out!

To celebrate the 150th birthdays of both Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), expert scientists from the Ottawa Research and Development Centre (ORDC) are hosting a monthly speaker series between now and November to talk about the research work they do in the fields and labs on the CEF. The talks take place on Thursday evenings from 7-8p.m. in Salons A and B of the K.W. Neatby Building, 960 Carling Avenue. Admission and parking are free.

Date and topic for July 13, 2017:

  • “Mapping agriculture from space: Is it really rocket science?” with Drs. Heather McNairn and Andrew Davidson
    • Learn how AAFC is using state-of-the-art sensors from Canadian, American, European, Chinese and other international space satellites to gather weather and climate data, create detailed maps, measure moisture levels, and get farmers the timely and accurate information they need. Hear first-hand of the opportunities and challenges of current and future technologies and how the Government of Canada is moving toward Open Data to revolutionize data distribution.
    • Scientist Profile: Dr. Andrew Davidson is the manager of ORDC’s Earth Observations team. He and Dr. Heather McNairn are specialists in geomatics, remote sensing, and satellite data processing and interpretation for agriculture.

Location

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 4X2

Website

For more information, visit: Ottawa Research and Development Centre.

As one of the country’s original departments, AAFC is celebrating 150 years of service to Canadians. For more information, visit: Agriculture 150.

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