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Université Laval

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Irène Abi-Zeid , Université Laval

Project team: 
Dr. Belaïd Aouni, Laurentian University
Dr. Luc Lamontagne, Université Laval
Dr. Pascal Lang, Université Laval
Dr. Patrick Maupin, Defence R&D Canada
Dr. Bruno Urli, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Non-academic participants: 
Funding period: 
October 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

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.

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. François Anctil, Université Laval

Project team: 
Dr. Anne-Catherine Favre, Université Laval
Dr. Vincent Fortin, Environment Canada
Dr. Christian Genes, Université Laval
Dr. Barbara Lence, University of British Columbia
Dr. Peter Yau, McGill University
Funding period: 
1 octobre 2008 – 31 mars 2010

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.