Hydrographic and LiDAR survey international summer school

From May 26 to June 7 2019

Hydrographic data are one of the central components of a marine geospatial data infrastructure. Thus, they are an essential cornerstone of researches and initiatives conducted in the maritime sector. From an economic standpoint, they are used in many fields related to navigation security (main objective), port and coastal areas management, marine pollution monitoring, shores protection against erosion, infrastructure inspection, off-shore construction, underwater cabling, maritime delimitations, and, finally, inland waters (dams, rivers, waterways). From a research standpoint, knowing precisely the bathymetry is a prerequisite when conducting ocean mapping researches, and understanding the interactions between various marine ecosystems and processes (ex. coastal oceanic models, underwater shapes and sediment deposition analysis). Although water covers 71% of earth surface, many regions are still not mapped (ex. lakes in Quebec, Arctic region). Thus, there a need to increase hydrographic surveys. This need triggers new opportunities concerning Highly Qualified Personal (HQP) recruitment and innovative surveying technologies and methods (ex. autonomous vehicles, automatic quality control of data, …).

This international summer school provides participants with a unique multi disciplinary training experience, involving close interaction with high-level scientists, professional and stakeholders from the hydrographic and maritime fields in a cutting-edge technological context. Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and develop their competencies through field experiments aboard hydrographic vessels equipped with various sensors. Their participation to this international summer school will position them at the leading edge of hydrographic technological developments guaranteeing a training attuned with the job market and the research needs.

Objectives

The objectives of the hydrographic and LiDAR survey international summer school are:
1. To carry out hydrographic field projects where project teams consist of students and professionals from different backgrounds;
2. To use modern tools, sensors and methods, and to test new LiDAR and hydrographic survey systems;
3. To enable interaction between R&D centres, Universities, and industries from the hydrographic and geospatial sector ;
4. To allow students and professionals to attend conferences on recent research and development topics and projects;
5. To allow training students and professionals on dedicated topics like surveying with mobile LiDAR system, oceanographic modeling, underwater seismic, etc…

Main topics

The hydrographic and LiDAR survey international summer will focus on the topics described below.

  • New hydrographic surveying solutions:
    • Automatic calibration and error estimation
    • Autonomous surface vehicle, sensors and automatic processing
    • LiDAR surveying applied to the maritime sector
  • Hydrographic surveying and marine geomorphology
    • Sediment monitoring
    • Seismic risk mapping
    • Backscattering data processing

Program

The summer school will favor a multi faceted and dynamic approach consisting of lectures, tutorials, conferences, case studies and a strong experimental component supervised by experts with different backgrounds. Indeed, field experiments onboard hydrographic vessels will be organized. Participants will take part in the mounting of some of the devices on the surveying platforms. They will be involved in the processing and analysis of the collected data. The summer school will include showcases of new technologies for geospatial data surveying in order for the participants to improve their understanding of such technologies, their strengths and limits when applied to hydrographic contexts.

International experts :

  • Mike Brisette (R2Sonic);
  • Craig Brown (Nova Scotia Community College);
  • Brian Calder (University New Hampshire);
  • Ian Church (University New Brunswick);
  • Sylvain Gauthier (CIDCO);
  • Denis Hains (Former Director General, Canadian Hydrographic Service and Former Hydrographer General of Canada – Ottawa);
  • Frédérique Leclerc (Université Nice Côte d’Azur);
  • Jacques Locat (professeur émérite, professeur associé, Université Laval);
  • Kevin McGuigan (Nova Scotia Community College);
  • Audrey Minghelli (Université de Toulon);
  • Rock Santerre (Université Laval);
  • Mohsen Hassanzadeh Sharhraji (Ph.D. candidate, Université Laval).

Preliminary schedule

Week 1

Week 1


Hours Monday, May 27 Tuesday, May 28 Wednesday, May 29 Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31
8h30-9h00 Welcoming address Operation and Research Results Utilizing the Leica Chiroptera II Topo-bathymetric Lidar Sensor
Kevin McGuigan
Estimation de la bathymétrie, de la composition de l’eau du fond à partir d’images optiques aériennes et satellitaires
Audrey Minghelli
Utilisations des données marines (bathymétrie, back-scatter et LiDAR en milieu côtier) pour l’étude des failles, des déformations tectoniques et de la géomorphologie sous-marine
Frédérique Leclerc
Multibeam Echosounders, Theory to Practical
Mike Brisette
9h00-9h30 Vertical Referencing of Ocean Mapping Data
Ian Church
9h30-10h00
10h00-10h30 Break Break Break
10h30-11h00 Break Break Estimation de la bathymétrie, de la composition de l’eau du fond à partir d’images optiques aériennes et satellitaires
Audrey Minghelli
Utilisations des données marines (bathymétrie, back-scatter et LiDAR en milieu côtier) pour l’étude des failles, des déformations tectoniques et de la géomorphologie sous-marine
Frédérique Leclerc
Multibeam Echosounders, Theory to Practical
Mike Brisette
11h00-11h30 Conference
The challenges and opportunities for Hygraphy in the world! Denis Hains
Conference
Cinq siècles d’hydrographie du fleuve Saint-Laurent, Rock Santerre
11h30-12h00
12h00-12h30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12h30-13h00
13h00-13h30
13h30-14h00 Computer-assisted Bathymetric Processing, Uncertainty Representation, and Resolution
Brian Calder
Advanced processing and applications using multibeam sonar backscatter
Craig Brown
Estimation de la bathymétrie, de la composition de l’eau du fond à partir d’images optiques aériennes et satellitaires
Audrey Minghelli
Les levés multifaisceaux comme outil de reconnaissance et de caractérisation morphologique des glissements sous-marins
Jacques Locat
Multibeam Echosounders, Theory to Practical
Mike Brisette
14h00-14h30
14h30-15h00
15h00-15h30 Break Break
15h30-16h00 Break Break Break Conference
Utilisation d’un sondeur multifaisceau pour l’implantation de récifs artificiels de homards, valider leur conformité et réaliser un suivi temporel, Sylvain Gauthier
Multibeam Echosounders, Theory to Practical
Mike Brisette
16h00-16h30 Panel Panel Estimation de la bathymétrie, de la composition de l’eau du fond à partir d’images optiques aériennes et satellitaires
Audrey Minghelli
16h30-17h00 Conference
Towards automatic boresight angles adjustment of road and naval based Mobile LiDAR Systems and overall validation of the resulted point cloudsMohsen Hassanzadeh Sharhraji
17h00-17h30 Panel
Week 2

Week 2


Hours Monday, June 3 Tuesday, June 4 Wednesday, June 5 Thursday, June 6 Friday, June 7
8h30-9h00 Data processing Data processing Data processing
9h00-9h30 Field survey, Port de Québec Field survey, Port de Québec
9h30-10h00
10h00-10h30 Break Break Break
10h30-11h00 Data processing Data processing Data processing
11h00-11h30
11h30-12h00
12h00-12h30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12h30-13h00
13h00-13h30 Field survey, Port de Québec Field survey, Port de Québec
13h30-14h00 Data processing Data processing Presentation of the results
14h00-14h30
14h30-15h00
15h00-15h30 Break Break
15h30-16h00 Data processsing Data processing End of the Summer school
16h00-16h30
16h30-17h00

Registration fees

  • Students: 700$
  • Pofessional: 1500$

Registration fees include :

  • Access to the 2 weeks training, provided at Laval University by national and international experts;
  • Access to ice-breaker, coffee breaks (AM and PM), lunches the training days (week-end excluded);
  • Social activity on June 1st;
  • Transportation to the location of the field survey;
  • Certificate of attendance to the summer school delivered by the Continuing Education General Direction;
  • Access to the training and scientific material.

Registration fees do not include :

  • Transportation fee (except to the field trip the second week of the summer school);
  • Accommodation in Quebec City.

Registration ends on April 29th 2019
*** The registration deadline has been extended to May 3rd 2019***

Accomodation

Accommodation in University Laval student residences will be available and proposed to the participants during the summer school. However, participants must book themselves their lodging. Registration fees to the summer school do not include the cost of lodging.

Hébergement hôtelier du Service des résidences de l’Université Laval – The housing alternative offering the best value for your money in Quebec City!

Located just 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City on the Université Laval campus, l’hébergement hôtelier du Service des residences offers accommodation in a stimulating environment close to many tourist attractions. To meet specific needs, a number of affordable, customized packages are available. Practical, economical, and safe, our short-term accommodation offers you an unforgettable experience full of life and culture. The Convention and Conference Package offers a convenient and affordable alternative for participants who wish to stay in Quebec City. Only a few steps from the campus conference buildings, our four residences are also just five kilometers from the Quebec City Convention Center. The city bus (Metrobus 800 or 801) will get you there in only fifteen minutes

Standard University Room (shared bathroom)

These rooms have two single beds and feature all the amenities usually available in hotels or bed linen and towels, shampoo and soap, parking included, free wireless internet access and free local calls.

Rates: $ 36.75 + taxes in single occupancy and $ 49.50 + taxes in double occupancy (*Breakfast is include)

Visit this website for more information.

To reserve, use the following form and select the proper event in the scrolling list at the end:
École internationale d’été en levés hydrographiques et LiDAR – Event #300168

For information, please contact directly the Service des résidences by phone 418-656-5632 or by email at hebergement@sres.ulaval.ca and mention the name of the summer school.

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Additional information

Selected candidates :

We will select up to 16 participants for this first edition of the international summer school.
We encourage undergraduate, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students as well postdocs whose academic trainings or research projects are related to the topics of the summer school to apply. More specifically, the international summer school is intended to the following participants:

  • Post secondary students whose curriculum includes one of the following field of study : hydrography, underwater mapping ; oceanography or any related field ;
  • Students attending CIDCO hydrographic survey category B course;
  • Professionals from the hydrographic and geospatial sector wanting to enhance their knowledge of the latest hydrographic and LiDAR methods and techniques.

Selection process:
If the number of applicants is greater than the summer school capacity, namely 16 participants, a selection process will be used. Candidates will be selected according to their academic training, their motivation to take part in the summer school, their consideration of the hydrographic and maritime sector as a future career path, their ability to share knowledge, their ability to think and learn “outside the box”. Gender and geographic balance will also be taken into account during the selection process.

Canadian Ocean Mapping Research and Education Network

This international summer school is part of the Canadian Ocean Mapping Research and Education Network (COMREN).

Partner

Groupe Océan

Contact us

For more information, please contact

Ms Sylvie Daniel
email: sylvie.daniel@scg.ulaval.ca