Remote Sensing

  • Bipole III Transmission Complex

    Using free satellite images to monitor permafrost and soil productivity

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  • Barrow Island Vegetation Recognition

    Remote sensing reduces risks to field teams by putting an eye in the sky so boots aren’t always on the ground

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Seeing the bigger picture

With Earth observation imaging solutions, we offer clients around the world a new way to scan, detect, and identify changes in the environment. Our remote sensing analysts collaborate with our environmental specialists to use remote sensing technologies—including unmanned aerial systems (UAS), photogrammetry, LiDAR, underwater acoustics, and satellite imagery along with ground control surveys—to generate accurate and reliable data that they convert to actionable information.

Success in consulting means communicating new ideas to clients, demonstrating the benefits of technology in a clear and concise way.

Grant Wiseman Geomatics Remote Sensing Specialist

The 100m-tall archaeologist

Head into the field and learn how Stantec is using archaeology, remote sensing, and drones to see below the surface from the sky.

Pipeline leak detection monitoring using high-resolution satellite imagery

Have you ever wondered if you could identify pipeline releases using highly-frequent and fine-resolution satellite imagery combined with big data analytics? You can! We are proud to introduce Stantec PipeWATCH™—a new, early release-detection service. PipeWATCH™ automates the interpretation of daily satellite images enabling us to monitor thousands of kilometres of pipeline right-of-way networks. Read More

WATCH your power lines for vegetation encroachment using satellites

Vegetation encroachment on power lines leads to outages and wildfires every year. Potential problems can be identified through ground and aerial surveys and clearing activity databases, but these methods are labor intensive and costly. By harnessing geographic information systems and satellite imagery, we can quickly and effectively evaluate thousands of kilometres of power lines for vegetation encroachment. Our targeted approach provides you with an efficient and effective tool to manage vegetation encroachment. This is WireWATCH™. Read More

Zero in: Extract value from your land and surface water monitoring programs

Meeting environmental commitments when monitoring surface features can be expensive and risky. But we’ve got you covered. Our remote sensing and environmental specialists have developed an innovative approach that combines high-resolution image datasets with object-based image analysis for more accurate and efficient monitoring. Using our ExtractX™ services, clients can increase the extent and accuracy of assessments while reducing cost as well as risk to staff. Use ExtractX™ to zero in on your target and extract just what you need. Read More
Meet Our Team

Grant Wiseman, Geomatics Remote Sensing Specialist

Success in consulting means communicating new ideas to clients, demonstrating the benefits of technology in a clear and concise way.
Grant Wiseman Geomatics Remote Sensing Specialist Read More

Marc Skinner, PhD., Senior Associate, Marine Technical Leader, Canada

The most satisfying part about working on environmental management, site remediation, and R&D projects, is the high client demand—they’re implemented immediately.
Marc Skinner, PhD. Senior Associate, Marine Technical Leader, Canada Read More

Heather Ward, GIS Specialist

With the amount of data present today, there are endless clues to collect that can be pieced together to tell a story.

Janice Mock, GIS Analyst

Every project is an opportunity to integrate technology, experience, and teamwork to reach innovative and practical solutions.

Justin Funk, Senior Scientist, Environmental Services

I enjoy helping clients identify environmental issues during design and create strategies for permitting and compliance during implementation.
Justin Funk Senior Scientist, Environmental Services Read More

Jonathan Riggall, Director, Energy and Environment

Understanding geography underpins good decision making.
Jonathan Riggall Director, Energy and Environment Read More
  • Grant Wiseman

    Geomatics Remote Sensing Specialist

  • Marc Skinner, PhD.

    Senior Associate, Marine Technical Leader, Canada

  • Heather Ward

    GIS Specialist

  • Janice Mock

    GIS Analyst

  • Justin Funk

    Senior Scientist, Environmental Services

  • Jonathan Riggall

    Director, Energy and Environment

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Cultural & Social Sciences When we feel connected as a community, we work better together.
Ecosystems By documenting existing conditions and determining potential impacts, we develop avoidance and mitigation measures that are cost-effective but ensure protection of fish, aquatic invertebrates, and vegetation.
Geomatics Using tools like GPS, GIS, 3D laser scanners, and aerial photogrammetry we provide surveying and mapping to define land boundaries, earth’s physical features, and the built environment.
Power - Asset Management From the activation of an asset, through to decommissioning, we provide complete management services to ensure you get the most from your assets.
Site Investigation, Remediation & Response We use our expertise to investigate, plan and implement the right solution to your challenges.
Transportation Services Working within the context of the communities we serve, we provide planning, engineering, and infrastructure management services that fit the needs of our clients and improve the overall traveler experience.

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