This advanced diploma program is designed to complement an existing university degree in the sciences, a geomatics diploma or previous geomatics-related experience. The program provides a strong foundation in the area of geomatics and the effective exploration, management and monitoring of marine and coastal environments.
In this field, you apply integrated geodetic skills in coastal mapping and nautical charting, offshore construction and resource exploration, coastal zone management, habitat mapping and environmental sciences.
You also acquire skills in GPS positioning and hydrographic surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), physical oceanography, remote sensing, cartography and applications required for analysis and presentation of geospatial data as they apply to marine and coastal activities.
As a Geomatics expert in Marine environments, you may help oil and gas companies determine where and how to safely establish drilling rigs, provide data to establish international maritime boundaries and map out the path for a submarine power or communications cable.
This program is located at NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). COGS is the Lawrencetown site of Annapolis Valley Campus.