Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre

Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center focuses on research and development of software and methodologies to facilitate the processing of multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing data in support of sustainable development of various ecosystems. Our goal is to strengthen the Earth Observation market by developing client driven services and end-to-end monitoring systems.

The Remote Sensing Group at the University of Lethbridge is composed primarily of faculty, students and other researchers from the department of Geography and the department of Physics and Astronomy.

Remote sensing also includes scientists in the fields of medical imaging, image processing/computer science, and astronomy.

At the University of Lethbridge, we have a wide range of scientists working in the field of remote sensing performing research at scales from the atom to the study of distant stars. ATIC also employs an order desk which licenses SPOT satellite imagery to the Canadian post secondary market for use in academic research.

Mission Statement

Advancement of fundamental and applied research in remote sensing, imaging spectroscopy, and LiDAR for natural resource management, environmental, terrestrial and atmospheric applications.

Our Expertise

ATIC's expertise lies in the research and development of new tools for optical remote sensing including the design of sensor characteristics for space missions. R&D is focused on image calibration, processing, validation, and information extraction from hyperspectral, multispectral, and LiDAR data.