Peter Oliver’s C-Core Internship in Newfoundland

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Peter Oliver in front of the C-Core office on the campus of the Memorial University of Newfoundland

Peter Oliver in front of the C-Core office on the campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland


Peter is an M.Sc. candidate, working under the supervision of Dr. Claire Samson and Dr. Shawn Kenny of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University, who is researching applications of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar to the measurement of ground deformation. In particular, Peter is interested in estimating subsidence rates of urban structures and evaluating landslide risk in eastern Ontario using satellite images. This project is supported by the Canadian Space Agency through the SOAR-E program, which is an educational initiative intended to develop new applications of Canada’s RADARSAT-2 system. As part of this program, Peter is currently undertaking an internship at C-Core; a non-profit research and development corporation located at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Established in 1975, C-Core is a multi-disciplinary institution with world-leading capabilities in remote sensing as well as ice and geotechnical engineering. Throughout the Fall 2016 semester, Peter is working alongside specialists in the field of remote sensing who aid in the advanced processing of SAR data and the complex task of developing a geotechnical interpretation of observations. C-Core is home to both professional remote sensing scientists as well as numerous graduate students, and so this internship provides Peter with an opportunity to network with people with similar research interests working on a variety of projects.