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Mission Statement

Visualizing the change and making the right decision.

The city of Fredericton has taken steps to balance urban growth with environmental protection. For example, the city has developed a comprehensive plan for managing its forests, which includes regular assessments of the health and diversity of the trees, as well as measures to control invasive species and minimize the impact of human activities. In addition, the city has implemented zoning regulations and other policies to encourage sustainable development that minimizes the impact on natural habitats. For example, the city requires developers to include green space in their plans and to preserve existing trees and vegetation whenever possible.

Despite these efforts, there are still concerns about the long-term impact of urban growth on the forests of Fredericton. As the city continues to expand, there is a need for ongoing monitoring and management to ensure that natural habitats are protected and preserved.

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Team Members

Dechen Wangmo: Being born in the country driven by the developmental philosophy 'Gross National Happiness', which emphasize environmental protection and sustainable development has always intrigued me to learn and understand more about the local environment and its problems that has detrimental effect in the environment. And geodesy and geomatics has been one of the tools needed to provide immediate attention to maintain its sustainability.

Phan Nguyen Hong Ngoc (Jennie Phan): Ocean is still a mysterious place to the world. According to NOAA's National Ocean Service, the percentage of global ocean that already is mapped by modern technology is less than 10%. Thus, ocean mappers hold the key to the ocean's problems such as illustrating water depth, shaping seafloor, coastline, and location of underwater obstructions, which are fascinating me for further career. My passion for Ocean Mapping was highlighted during studying applied Geology. This allowed me to understand that most of the Earth's problems including natural hazards, natural resources, and marine biodiversity stem from the Ocean. Ocean mapping, therefore, plays an important role in exploring ocean resources, navigating ships to decide what and where is safe, and assisting scientists to investigate and protect marine life. I equipped myself with solid knowledge as to geology, field trip activities, laboratory experiments, mathematics (geostatistics, statistics, numerical modeling), GIS techniques, as well as computational programming skills, including Python and R language during my previous study. I wish to enhance my understanding of hydrographic practices, geospatial data analysis, and image interpretation to contribute positive activities to the ocean mapping community. My educational background includes an Applied Geology Master of Science at the Graduate Institute of Applied Geology, National Central University, Taiwan and currently a Master of Engineering student at the Geodesy and Geomatic Engineering Department, University of New Brunswick, Canada.