Applied Geomatics Research Group, NSCC
Dr. Tim Webster is a research scientist with the Applied Geomatics Research Group, part of NSCC’s Applied Research at Nova Scotia Community College in Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada. His research focus is mapping and earth’s surface modeling processes and uses a topo-bathymetric lidar and other geomatics data to support his research. In 2002 he was co-awarded the “Science Awards to leaders in Sustainable Development” for coastal flood risk and climate change in Prince Edward Island research. In 2018 he was a nominated and a finalist for the “Science Champion Discovery Award”. In 2017 he was presented with the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia “Award of Distinction”, in 2010 he was the recipient of the Gulf of “Maine Council Visionary Award”. He obtained his PhD from Dalhousie University in 2006, MSc from Acadia University in 1996, an Advanced Diploma in Remote Sensing from the College of Geographic Sciences in 1988, and a BSc from the University of New Brunswick in 1987. His lab at NSCC has focused on research utilizing an airborne topo-bathymetric lidar sensor where they visualize 3-D data in virtual reality and mixed reality systems to aid in a better understanding of the data and environment. His research group is the only academic institution in Canada to own and operator a topo-bathymetric lidar sensor (Leica Chiroptera II).