The Hyperspectral Scanning Unit

The HSU project is a collaboration – led by College of the North Atlantic (CNA), and funded by ACOA (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) via its Regional Economic Growth though Innovation (REGI) program, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and by industry partners Iron Ore Company of Canada, and Agnico Eagle Mines.

What we're doing

The Hyperspectral Scanning Unit (HSU) laboratory offers world-class, high-resolution hyperspectral imaging capabilities in most currently accessible spectral ranges, spanning the Visible Near Infrared to the Longwave Infrared regions.

Our team is working on processing a constant stream of mineral core spectroscopy data. With samples coming to us from several locations across the province, the Office of Applied Research has begun scanning the samples in order to identify rich deposits and save resources on appraisal. Using hyperspectral scanning technology, this project aims to reduce waste in the mining and drilling sector and provide a system by which the data can be sorted and viewed seamlessly.

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Meet our Team

Director of Industry Innovation and the College Innovation Network

Dr. Gary Thompson

Director of Industry Innovation and the College Innovation Network

Faculty Research - Natural Resources (Economic Geology)

Dr. Derek Wilton

Faculty Research - Natural Resources (Economic Geology)

Lead Hyperspectral Researcher

Dr. Philip Lypaczewski

Lead Hyperspectral Researcher

Project Manager

Mark St. Croix

Project Manager

Faculty Researcher

Halina Kondrasovas

Faculty Researcher

Researcher - Appriled Mineralogy Lab

Stacey Parmenter

Researcher - Applied Mineralogy Lab

Kele Miguel

Technician

Stewart Sharpe

Technician
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