NextGen Environmental Research Inc. is a Canadian-owned environmental research and development company that maps, monitors, and assesses environmental change using satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s/drones), and acoustic remote sensing technology on land, water, and ice.

 
 

About NextGen

At NextGen, we care about environmental change as much as you do. And that is why we strive to understand spatial and temporal change using innovative state of the art technology. Our knowledge and multidisciplinary experience builds information that simplifies your monitoring needs and improves decision making. 

We are different because we accept that change is common, and monitoring it is important. 

 

We map and monitor spatial and temporal change using:

We assess spatial and temporal change using:

 

Lake Winnipeg BloomFinder!

algal advisory service - year two

Algal blooms amidst turbid water masses sourced from the prairies to the south and the optically darker water from Precambrian Shield to the east, in the South basin of Lake Winnipeg, August 14, 2017. Credit: ESA.

Algal blooms amidst turbid water masses sourced from the prairies to the south and the optically darker water from Precambrian Shield to the east, in the South basin of Lake Winnipeg, August 14, 2017. Credit: ESA.

 

Algal blooms influence our lives on the lake.

We aim to improve the understanding of the eutrophic and dynamic character of Lake Winnipeg by the public.  By doing so, we envisage and hope to enable an adaptive user community that can make the most of our great lake.

BloomFinder is all about locating the algal blooms in the south basin and making that information available for people to make informed decisions about their planned activities on the lake. The BloomFinder project combines high resolution satellite imagery and social media. Satellite images show where the algal blooms were recently, and beach or boat users can provide real-time updates on the algae on your beach or watersport area using NextGen’s BloomFinder social media group.

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My Landplan

For our land clients - year two

 

My LandPlan is a subscription advisory service for growers, progressive agronomists, and like-minded Ag industries that provides precise information on your arable land and the health of your crops. "The Plan” is different – we offer a scalable and adaptable modernization service that can improve the precision of your operations, while taking care to minimize encumbrance to your existing work.  We work with you, and your trusted partners, to provide information solutions that help improve your bottom line.

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My LandPlan is a service for precision agriculture and provides information to help growers modernize farming practices. Credit: ESA.

My LandPlan is a service for precision agriculture and provides information to help growers modernize farming practices. Credit: ESA.

 

Introducing for 2019

Lake Ice Hazard Advisory Service

NextGen just successfully completed a Lake Ice Hazard mapping project funded by the Canadian Space Agency using RADAR satellites, drones, and lake ice validation data on 84 lakes, including the complex ice cover of Lake Winnipeg.

A new subscription service for 2019, the Lake Ice Hazard Advisory service provides near real-time ice information via the internet and your cell phone to advise on hazards including open lake ice freeze up dates, lakes with delayed ice covers, and early ice movements and leads which create variable ice thickness. We have developed unique technology for identification and monitoring the growth of pressure ridges. Ridges form extensive barriers to travel, are sites of vehicle collision, and an early spring immersion hazard. We also developed techniques for discriminating between pressure ridges and rubble ice before and after Melt Onset to plan routes through or avoid rough ice hazards.

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