Mount Robson BC Parks Survey - 2022 - Hakai Airborne Coastal Observatory

Hakai Institute continues to grow its relationship with BC Parks through strategic mapping campaigns in partnership. Mt Robson provincial park has a number of features of interest to the Hakai Geoscience and Cryosphere team, largely as a part of our annual ice inventories. Mapping in 2022 of Mt Robson park also served to provide mapping information for Park managers who were working to rebuild trails and infrastructure destroyed during the 2021 heat dome.

The Airborne Coastal Observatory (ACO) is a collaborative program led by the Hakai Institute with partners the University of Northern British Columbia and Kisik Aerial Surveying. The program offers rapid and accurate aerial observations of coastal ecosystems, from Icefields to Oceans. A Kisik Aerial Piper Navajo aircraft is packed with an array of integrated Earth imaging sensors and technology to provide highly visual and highly accurate data. Hakai’s Airborne Coastal Observatory was developed to map and monitor icefields to oceans by using a combination of airborne Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging), high-resolution imagery, and hyperspectral imagery. Combined, the ACO sensors provide data to quantify changes in seasonal snow cover and glacier mass loss. The ACO is an aerial remote sensing platform used by the Hakai Institute to survey landscapes in detail. A Piper Navajo aircraft carries an array of integrated airborne mapping sensors installed to collect data in concert. The aircraft is operated and maintained by Kisik Aerial Surveys (Delta, BC). For more information on post processing, data quality assurance, software used, and summary of results please contact

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Limitations: Appropriate credit must be given to Hakai Institute and the authors of the dataset.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) January 23, 2023 (Publication)
January 23, 2023 (Revision)
Data Reference Date(s) August 18, 2022 (Creation)
October 28, 2022 (Publication)
Frequency of Update As Needed

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Field Value
Ocean Variables Other
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
Topic Category oceans
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North Bounding Latitude 53.25
South Bounding Latitude 53.01
East Bounding Longitude -118.7
West Bounding Longitude -119.4
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  1. Airborne Coastal Observatory
  2. Geospatial