Hugo Drouin

Image Hugo Drouin
Section Head – Applications Implementation, Science & Technology Group / Remote sensing physical scientist

Lead of the Application Implementation Section science team under the Science and Technology subdivision within the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS).

Current research and/or projects

Current projects

  • Project lead for the EODMS SAR Toolbox​
  • Supporting the CE Phase 2 - EO for Lake Ice Extent Mapping.​
  • Leading the Applications Implementation Section

Recent projects: ​

  • RCM DUAP projects – Automated lake ice break up classification from RCM and EODMS SAR Toolbox​
  • Work Package lead for CE Phase 1 - Standardization and Production (WP8)​

Research and/or project statements

Research and Development using Radar Satellite Earth Observation data to characterize freshwater ice covers.

SAR remote sensing \ Image processing​

Water, lake ice, river ice and sea ice ​

Fieldwork (ice thickness, ice coring, GPR data acquisition, GPS surveys, corner reflectors,etc)

Earth Observation Data Management System (EODMS)

Education and awards

M.Sc. Water Sciences, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2008. Specialization SAR remote sensing and cryosphere.

B.Sc. Geography (GIS), Laval University, 2005. 

Key publications

Selected publications

  1. van der Sanden, J.J., H. Drouin, and T. Geldsetzer. (2021). "An Automated Procedure to Map Breaking River Ice with C-band HH SAR Data", Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 252, pp.
  2. Higgins, S. N., Desjardins, C. M., Drouin, H., Hrenchuk, L. E., & van der Sanden, J. J. (2021). The role of climate and lake size in regulating the ice phenology of boreal lakes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126, e2020JG005898.
  3. Sanden, J.J. & Geldsetzer, Torsten & Drouin, Hugo. (2019). An Introduction to Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission and its Utility for River Ice Monitoring. 10.13140/RG.2.2.36369.38242.

  4. van der Sanden, J.J., N.H. Short, H. Drouin. (2018). "InSAR Coherence for Automated Lake Ice Extent Mapping: TanDEM-X Bistatic and Pursuit Monostatic Results", International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol. 73, pp. 605-615.
  5. Sanden, J.J. & Geldsetzer, Torsten & Drouin, Hugo & Deschamps, A.. (2014). On the anticipated utility of RCM CP data for freshwater ICE mapping and monitoring. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). 1564-1567. 10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6946738.
  6. van der Sanden, J.J., H. Drouin, and Y. Bian. (2013). "Repeat Pass InSAR Observations of River and Lake Ice Cover: A Preliminary Evaluation of Information Content", In: Proceedings of the 17th Workshop on River Ice, Edmonton, Alberta, 21-24 July 2013, pp. 258-271.
  7. van der Sanden, J.J. and H. Drouin. (2011). "Polarimetric RADARSAT-2 for river freeze-up monitoring; preliminary results", In: Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry (SP-695), Frascati (Rome), Italy, 24-28 January 2011, 8 p.
  8. van der Sanden, J.J. and H. Drouin. (2011). "Satellite SAR Observations of River Ice Cover: A RADARSAT-2 (C-band) and ALOS PALSAR (L-band) Comparison", In: Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on River Ice, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 18-22 September 2011, pp. 179-197.
  9. Sanden, J.J. & Drouin, Hugo & Hicks, Faye & Beltaos, Spyros. (2009). Potential of RADARSAT-2 for the Monitoring of River Freeze-up Processes.
  10. Drouin, Hugo & Gauthier, Yves & Bernier, Monique & Jasek, Martin & Penner, Osmar & Weber, Frank. (2007). Quantitative validation of RADARSAT river ice maps. CGU HS Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environmen. 14th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers