Welcome to the department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering (ESSE) at Lassonde School of Engineering. The ESSE Department is home to nearly 30 faculty members, 300 undergraduate and over 100 graduate students.

We are one of the founding members of the Lassonde schools of engineering, offering several unique and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs, including Canada’s only space engineering program, Ontario’s only Geomatics engineering program as well as renowned Atmospheric Science & Meteorology program. Our engineering programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and Geomatics engineering program also prepares graduates for Ontario Land Surveyors (OLS) designation upon graduation. Our research strength lies within multidisciplinary, innovative, world-class research activities spanning from planetary science to satellite technologies, atmospheric studies, GIS and satellite navigation.

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News
ESSE Geomatics Professor explains Pokemon Go
August 8, 2016
ESSE's Dr. Sunil Bisnath explains the mechanisms behind Niantic's Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game, from a Geomatics perspective in this video by the Lassonde School of Engineering.  
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Welcome Mojgan: An Interview
July 27, 2016
Full name: Amaneh Jadidi is my full name but I prefer everyone calls me Mojgan—that’s the name my mother gave me. Where did you work before ESSE? I did my post-doc here since September 2014, but I was also an...
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3 Summer Courses offered by ESSE this year
July 27, 2016
ESSE 2630 - Field Surveys by S. Bisnath This end of second year practical field surveys course grew from its typical dozen or so Geomatics Engineering and Geomatics Science students to over sixty students with the addition of Civil Engineering...
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NASA Firn Cover expedition
July 27, 2016
Greenland Ice Sheet by L. Colgan I am participating in the annual NASA Firn Cover expedition to the Greenland Ice Sheet, which is led by the University of Colorado. We spend about five weeks on the ice sheet, snowmobiling and...
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Air Quality
July 26, 2016
Between July 5th and 15th, the Air Quality Research Lab ran on-road vehicle chasing experiments in order to investigate how pollutants released from quickly moving vehicles mix with the surrounding air.  Prof. Peter Taylor's generously loaned SUV was oufitted with...
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ENG 4350 Winter Semester Field Trip to ARO
July 26, 2016
The annual ENG 4350 field trip to ARO was highly successful this year as all lab groups were able to track not only GPS satellites, but also GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou satellites as well.  The weather was excellent during the...
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