Dr. Roger De Abreu

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Senior Science Advisor

Develop and advise on strategies for the advancement and use of Satellite Earth Observation, and more broadly remote sensing, within NRCan and the broader Government of Canada.

Current research and/or projects

Advancement of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission

Federal Satellite Earth Observation coordination

Satellite Earth Observation for Emergency Management

Professional activities / interests

Remote sensing

Satellite Earth Observation

Emergency Management 

Sea Ice Dynamics and Change

Education and awards

Ph.D. University of Waterloo. Geography

B.E.S.  University of Waterloo.  Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Key publications

Compact polarimetry overview and applications assessment.  Charbonneau, F.T., Brisco, B., Raney, R.K., ...Merzouki, A., Geldsetzer, T. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 2010, 36, pp. S298–S315

Perennial pack ice in the southern beaufort sea was not as it appeared in the summer of 2009 Barber, D.G., Galley, R., Asplin, M.G., ...Prinsenberg, S., Julien, S. Geophysical Research Letters, 2009, 36(24), L24501

Local and regional albedo observations of arctic first-year sea ice during melt ponding Hanesiak, J.M., Barber, D.G., De Abreu, R.A., Yackel, J.J. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 2001, 106(C1), pp. 1005–1016

Shipping in the Canadian Arctic : Other possible climate change scenarios. Wilson, K.J., Falkingham, J., Melling, H., De Abreu, R. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2004, 3, pp. 1853–1856

Comparison of in situ and AVHRR-derived broadband albedo over Arctic sea ice  De Abreu, R.A., Key, J., Maslanik, J.A., Serreze, M.C., Ledrew, E.F. Arctic, 1994, 47(3), pp. 288–297

Research facility

580 Booth Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8


Canadian Remote Sensing Society