ARCTUS has already been involved in various projects that made intensive use of in-situ data and remote sensing imagery from various sensors. Click on “View More” button to acquire more information on some of the projects we have been involved with.
Arctic lakes chlorophyll-a monitoring : The case study of Lac De Gras, NWT, Canada
Looknorth Canada funded Arctus and Hatfield to develop a Chlorophyll a retrieval algorithm over an Artic lakes, Lac de Gras (NWT), using high resolution remote sensing data (Sentinel 2 and Landsat 8).
Feasibility study: Monitoring of environmental variables
The Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), and the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) contracted Hatfield and Arctus to conduct a feasibility study to identify Earth Observation (EO) technologies that would be the most suitable for environmental monitoring during the construction and operation of a new container port at Contrecoeur.
S3-MPC: Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Center
As part of the Sentinel-3 mission and in order to ensure the highest quality of products, ESA and EUMETSAT set up the Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S-3 MPC). ARCTUS will be the ESL responsible for the Algorithm Maintenance and Evolution of the Marine L2 products.
Image processing for Malina
The MALINA project contacted ARCTUS in May 2011 for the creation of a custom processing of the satellite images of MODIS Aqua and MERIS ocean color sensors with several alternative atmospheric correction algorithms. The atmospheric correction algorithm that minimized the occurrence of negative reflectances in the red was selected.
WWF Racer project
In december 2010, ARCTUS was contacted by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and was requested services for their RACER project. The aim of the project is to use scientific tools to identify the regions in the global arctic where the recent environmental changes have the most important influences.