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 on eutrophic lakes are dynamic and challenge daily use.

We aim to improve the understanding of the dynamic character of Lake Winnipeg by the public through education gained from access to near real-time information.  By doing so, we envisage building a more resilient and adaptive user community that can make the most of this great lake. The informed communities of the future can better engage with political leadership during the multi-generational recovery of the 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 fall 2019, the Lake Ice Hazard Advisory service provides near real-time ice information via the internet and your cell phone to advise on the evolving hazards throughout the ice period. NextGen works with government, industry, and communities to improve climate resiliency in our warming climate.

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