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Welcome to the Foothills Facility for Remote Sensing and GIScience. This research lab was established in 2005, and is co-directed by Dr Geoff Hay, and Dr Greg McDermid.

The Mission of our facility is to provide a stimulating environment and exceptional resources for the development of innovative solutions to pressing environmental challenges, and for the training of a new generation of geospatial scientists.

Our scientific goal is to develop and operationally apply innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to better understand, map, monitor and model the multiscale dynamics of ecosystem patterns and processes. We conduct pure and applied research in remote sensing, wildlife ecology, urban studies, and natural resource management.