Maddie Harasyn

Research Associate

Centre for Earth Observation Science

Supervisor: Dr. David Barber

B.Sc. Queen’s University: Physical Geography, Certificate in GIS (2017)
M.Sc. University of Manitoba: Physical Geography (2019)

Research Interests:

My research background includes work on detecting groundwater seepage into high Arctic lakes using water chemistry, and passive microwave remote sensing of sea ice during the summer melt period. In both projects, I have incorporated an extensive use of GIS technologies to analyse field data on a geospatial scale, using techniques such as image classification, watershed delineation and digital elevation model (DEM) manipulation. I am currently interested in the implementation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Arctic oceanographic studies, using a wide array of sensor types (ex. optical, multispectral, thermal IR, LiDAR). This involves the integration of sensors on UAV platforms, the development of field methods for data collection using UAVs in Arctic settings, and the processing/analysis of collected data. I am a part of the developing CERC Freshwater Marine Coupling program at CEOS, looking specifically at the contribution of marine terminating glaciers to the freshwater flux into Arctic oceanic waters. This will involve mapping glacier and iceberg topography and movement using UAV LiDAR/ optical imagery, and developing methods for remote sensor deployment/ice sampling using UAVs.

Contact Information

497 Wallace Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2