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Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center (ATIC)

Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center (ATIC) is composed of 11 employees, including five research scientists, two of which are professors completing research and teaching lectures at the University of Lethbridge, and two Masters candidates carrying out their graduate degrees in remote sensing. ATIC also employs an order desk which licenses SPOT satellite imagery to the Canadian post secondary market for use in academic research.

We are located in the Alberta Water & Environmental Sciences building at the University of Lethbridge. This building, opened in Fall 2008, contains modern remote sensing laboratory facilities as well as other cutting edge water and environmental science research.

Mission Statement

Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center focuses on research and development of software and methodologies to facilitate the processing of multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing data in support of sustainable development of various ecosystems. Our goal is to strengthen the Earth Observation market by developing client driven services and end-to-end monitoring systems.

Remote Sensing

Remote sensing involves gathering information about objects without being in direct contact with the object. The information we gather comes from a wide variety of sensor types such as Earth observation satellites, airborne imagers, hyperspectral ground-based spectroradiometers and distributed sensor networks.

This rapidly growing, technologically-driven science allows us to make detailed observations, measurements, and models of the world we live in and impacts on the environment.oradiometers and distributed sensor networks.

Who We Are

The Remote Sensing Group at the University of Lethbridge is composed primarily of faculty, students and other researchers from the department of Geography and the department of Physics and Astronomy.

Remote sensing also includes scientists in the fields of medical imaging, image processing/computer science, and astronomy.

At the University of Lethbridge, we have a wide range of scientists working in the field of remote sensing performing research at scales from the atom to the study of distant stars. ATIC also employs an order desk which licenses SPOT satellite imagery to the Canadian post secondary market for use in academic research.

Our Expertise

ATIC's expertise lies in the research and development of tools for optical remote sensing. Working predominantly in the science of image calibration and validation, ATIC positively contributes to the development of technologies for image information extraction from hyperspectral and multispectral data.

Please visit imagingcenter.ca for more information.