Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS)
Director: D. Barber
CEOS was established as a centre within the Department of Geography in 1994. The centre is a focal point for teaching and research in the application of earth observation technologies (geographic information systems, remote sensing, computer cartography, and others) to the study of earth system science. Student research focuses on specific aspects of the interactions of the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere, at scales ranging from the micro to the planetary. Its philosophy in both teaching and research is to develop an understanding of the Earth as a system, and in particular the role which humans play in these planetary processes.
CEOS is structured as an interdisciplinary centre through the partnering arrangements with the university departments of Statistics, Botany, Biology, Soil Science, Engineering, Physics and Applied Mathematics. External partners include Manitoba Natural Resources, the Canadian Wheat Board, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans, Hydro, among others, as well as those with national and international affiliations such as the Canadian Ice Services, Environment Canada, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Canadian Space Agency, National Air and Space Administration, the Canadian International Development Agency. Three fully equipped computer laboratories and data-sharing agreements with CEOS partners provide the infrastructure support for research at the master's and doctoral levels.