IEEE Technical Meeting

Date:Thursday, 8 March 2001 at 1900
Bartlett Building, MUN
(East of Engineering, North of Business)
Park in Area 23
Hosts:Charles Randell
Ray Gosine, Jamie King,
Des Power, Kelley Lane,
Ian Durdle

About C-CORE

C-CORE is a leading Canadian research and development corporation. Started in 1975 as a research institute, it has evolved into an independent center with a multi-disciplinary staff of 55 engineers and support personnel. This year C-CORE conducted over $5M in contract work, 92% of which was outside Newfoundland and 47% outside of Canada.

The C-CORE team has internationally recognized expertise in the areas of:

Of particular relevance to electrical engineers is C-CORE's work in Intelligent Systems and in Remote Sensing. This represents over 50% of the corporation's activity. Intelligent systems work falls primarily in the areas of:

Current work is for clients in mining, wood products and aquaculture. The Intelligent Systems engineers are particularly busy in the mining sector with several multi-year, multifaceted robotics and automation projects.

C-CORE's remote sensing work encompasses various types of sensors from in-ground monitoring to satellite remote sensing. The majority of work is in satellite remote sensing using both synthetic aperture radar (SAR) equipped satellites, and optical satellites such as the 1m resolution Ikonos. The remote sensing engineers and scientist work around the world in a variety of commercial and research activities. Present satellite remote sensing work includes:

We are also preparing for this season's iceberg and ship detection work on the Grand Banks and in Alaska.

Because C-CORE engineers are continually working at the leading-edge of technology, and usually pushing the envelop, many use their work as a Masters or Ph.D. theses. In this way employees can pursue graduate degrees while working (and being paid) fulltime. C-CORE supports this by funding courses and providing additional time off for course work and thesis writing.

So join us on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. for a night of demonstration, presentation, and pizza. We look forward to showing you what were about.

Note: Attending technical meetings normally qualifies as 'informal activity' for the purposes of the APEGN professional development program.

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