Dr. Irène Abi-Zeid , Université Laval
Route planning is a complex task which has many applications in the civilian and military worlds. This project seeks to develop planning tools to aid in planning search and rescue operations while taking into account uncertain factors such as weather, type of terrain, physical feasibility of search pattern, threat levels, desired coverage, risk and survivability considerations. The team will study the process of selecting a path for a vehicle to follow through friendly or unfriendly terrain based on multiple constraints and criteria.
Dr. François Anctil, Université Laval
The goal of this project is to evaluate if mesoscale (35 km) meteorological ensemble forecasts coupled to a short-range hydrological forecasting system can lead to improved forecasts, and thus help maximize hydropower production and minimize flood risks. Positive results would pave the way for a full project which would aim to design an efficient short-range hydrological ensemble forecasting system adapted to the climate and hydrology of the Great-Lakes and Saint Lawrence River basin.