New Satellite Receiving Station Operational in Inuvik
Dec 14, 2017
Made-in-Canada technology takes environmental monitoring to the next level
Today in Inuvik NWT, St. John’s-based remote sensing innovator C-CORE completed installation and commissioning of a satellite ground station for downlinking data from a new generation of Earth observation (EO) satellites. Designed and built at C‑CORE’s facilities in St. John’s NL, the novel ground station is optimized for use with today’s emerging generation of breadbox-sized nanosats and cubesats. Its innovative self-leveling platform ensures stability during seasonal frost heave, making it ideal for Arctic deployment.
TVP Program alumnus SEAformatics (Field trial of self-powering seabed instrumentation Platform) has miniaturized and adapted its SEAlily current-powered energy-harvesting turbine to create the Waterlily, a lightweight portable turbine (under 2 pounds and just 7 inches in diameter) that generates electricity from both running water and wind. A YouTube video demonstration (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_AZWLiks50) has attracted over 20,000 views and coverage from more than a dozen media outlets worldwide.
Sikumiut Environmental Management Ltd. (Sikumiut), an Inuit-owned business registered in Newfoundland and Labrador, is collaborating with LOOKNorth to demonstrate the use of advanced remote sensing technology to help ships detect and avoid marine mammals when navigating Canada's Arctic waters.
Partnering with CMIC for Advanced Sensor Development
LOOKNorth and the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) are pleased to announce their partnership for the development of advanced environmental monitoring sensors for the mining sector. As a CMIC member, LOOKNorth worked with other mining sector stakeholders through CMIC’s Environmental Stewardship Initiative to develop this monitoring innovation project.