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NSCC Applied Research

Research Areas

The Applied Research teams works with industry to find innovative solutions to practical, real-world problems in five main areas.


Research includes developing and testing sustainable energy technologies and better methods of collecting, managing, and analyzing energy data to create solutions. Learn more about applied energy research.

Engineered technologies

Research includes SONAR testing, developing underwater acoustic-based devices, and creating products using advanced design software, 3D modelling and a metal laser-sintering printer. Learn more about applied engineered technology research.

Environment and agriculture technology

Research includes studies of basic ecological questions using unmanned aerial vehicles and sensor systems to help industry identify the most suitable areas for development. Learn more about environment and agriculture research.


Research includes applying advanced mapping techniques and meteorological monitoring to solve problems and support sustainable development in areas related to the coastal zone, aquaculture sites, agriculture and forestry lands. Learn more about applied geomatics research.

Information technology

Research includes data analytics, mobile applications, risk assessment models, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity. Learn more about IT research.