Annapolis Valley Advantage: campus-based R&D

Annapolis Valley Advantage: campus-based R&D

“A new article from Maclean’s reveals the world-class research and technology at the Annapolis Valley campus of the Nova Scotia Community College.”


The Annapolis Valley campus of the Nova Scotia Community College is home to the Geomatics Research Group, which uses topographic-bathymetric lidar (light detection and ranging) to map and study the ocean floor.

The Annapolis Valley has a strong post-secondary education sector, supporting niche and world-class research opportunities.

These research centres are housed at Acadia University, in Wolfville, and at Nova Scotia Community College, which has two campuses spread across three sites in the Valley.

Acadia University is one of the oldest in Canada and consistently ranks in the top five undergraduate universities in Maclean’s annual review. This university community is deeply engaged with business development activities through the Rural Innovation Centre (RIC).

As an incubator for start-up companies, the RIC forms part of the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre. Research-based tenants include the Acadia Institute for Data Analytics, Acadia Tidal Energy Institute, and Atlantic Wine Institute.

The province-wide Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) delivers sharply honed courses, diplomas, and advanced diplomas to prepare and build a skilled work force and support lifelong learning. It also offers customized training solutions for employers, giving them a competitive advantage.

A new article from Maclean’s reveals the world-class research and technology taking place at the Annapolis Valley campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, which houses the Applied Geomatics Research Group.

The campus is the only one in Canada equipped with topographic-bathymetric lidar (light detection and ranging) to map and study the ocean floor. This technology is being applied in aquaculture, oceans management, and environmental and municipal planning.

Pilikan House, a living lab and demonstration model for energy efficiency and sustainable design, is on the same site. Nearby, the Lawrencetown site houses the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), which is leading the way in geomatics-focused learning in Canada.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the Annapolis Valley and opportunities for business development through applied research at our esteemed education institutions. Or contact us: we would be delighted to connect you with resources to start or grow your business here.

 

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