Research Facility

Located in Davis Building, University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), the Remote Sensing and Spatial Ecosystem Modeling laboratory (RSSEM) consists of the following:

1. Computational laboratory (DV3207): An advanced system of five computer workstations is available in the RSSEM lab. A set of remote sensing professional software packages including Geomatica Total Educational Suites and eCognition Developer v8.0 Educational is available in the lab.

(Group members working in the computational lab)

2. Analytical laboratory (DV1079): A collaborative analytic laboratory (recently renovated and shared with three other PIs) provides the infrastructure for the preparation and basic analysis of vegetation/soil/water samples including sample sorting, identification, and sampling preparation for subsequent biochemical analysis. Major field equipment includes two hand-held state-of-the-art ASD spectaoradiometers, a plant canopy analyzer, an area meter, a handheld chlorophyll content meters, GPS units, a blimp, a UAV, a multispectral and a hyperspectral sensors.

(Analytical room and sample preparation room, photo Credit: Ken Turner)