Wetlands, surface waters and oceans

Wetlands, surface waters and oceans

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Cryosphere and northern environments

Cryosphere and northern environments

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Agriculture, natural resources and land use planning

Agriculture, natural resources and land use planning

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Climate change

Climate change

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Atmosphere and air quality

Atmosphere and air quality

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Centre d’applications et de recherche en télédétection

Created in 1985, CARTEL is one of the most important remote sensing university research centres in Canada.



Research at CARTEL

CARTEL is a dynamic group of researchers, students and postdoctoral fellows who conduct research aimed at advancing knowledge in remote sensing and its applications to Earth observation. CARTEL’s studies cover the four extremities of the globe, from the poles to the tropics, from continents to oceans, as well as a wide variety of natural and human ecosystems.

CARTEL researchers, whether physicists, engineers, biologists, geographers or others, use and develop a wide range of state-of-the-art airborne and satellite ground-based sensors to answer fundamental scientific, environmental or social questions. This research is largely the result of the collaborative efforts of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world.


Research topics

Our specialized laboratories

Our laboratories allow CARTEL research projects to be carried out

SIRENE Station

The SIRENE station (Interdisciplinary site for research in the outdoor environment) is a laboratory and a secure experimental site (75 x 75 m) on the Sherbrooke campus of the Université de Sherbrooke....

Spectroradiometry Laboratory

The spectroradiometry laboratory has a set of spectroradiometric instruments allowing measurements in an indoor and controlled environment, |...

Image Processing and GIS Laboratory

These softwares are available from a server: ArcGIS 9.2 : vector and matrix geomatics MapInfo : vector geomatics IDRISI : matrix geomatics |...

Environmental Analysis Laboratory

The Environmental Analysis Laboratory, equipped with a set of equipment to facilitate sampling, survey positioning and field analysis, uses standardized |...

Latest news

10
Jan

Faculty’s awards ceremony

Congratulations to the recipients of the scholarships awarded at the scholarship ceremony of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the Université de Sherbrooke. We would like to highlight the winners...
10
Jan

Congratulations to Chloé Martineau, winner of the university’s science outreach contest

At the last edition of the Université de Sherbrooke's science outreach competition, Chloé Martineau, a master's student in geographic sciences and a member of CARTEL, won one of the twelve $600 prize...
10
Jan

Mission accomplished for season 2018 of the Lake Pulse Project!

227 lakes across Canada were sampled over the summer by five field teams of students and professionals. An impressive challenge, successfully met, that will lead to a better understanding of the ...
16
Jun

NSERC Industrial Research Chair on the Valorisation of Earth Observations in Water Resources

Images from satellites provide important information on water resources for very large territories. A new NSERC Industrial Research Chair has been created to integrate this information into the stream...

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