Creating an application-based solution to provide Fisheries and Oceans Canada oversight of all their properties.
Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO) has a large portfolio of properties, including: Light Houses, Coast Guard Bases, Aids to Navigation (Lights, Ranges), Docks & Wharfs and Harbours. Many of them are in remote locations and some of them are contaminated with pollutants. DFO has on-going programs to maintain these properties as well as to remediate the contaminated sites.
DFO was faced with two key business challenges:
However, DFO has a vast amount of aerial imagery of sites going back to the 1920’s with increasingly high-resolution new imagery being obtained every year. DFO determined that analysis of these images provided an excellent record of change over time at these properties and an indication whether they might be contaminated. In addition, the high-resolution imagery allowed for preliminary “remote” inspection of the properties and could reduce the need for travel. Finally, the imagery was critical documentation that needed to be provided to contractors carrying out maintenance or remediation work at the sites.
However, DFO was faced with serious technical challenges in leveraging their imagery assets:
MNP worked with DFO to design and develop an application-based solution that solved the technical challenges and enabled DFO to successfully overcome the business challenges. The solution:
These results have been obtained using MNP’s solution which can be applied to any organization with a large portfolio of remote facilities.