Navigating climate uncertainty: Strategic planning with imperfect data
by Sam Gill
We are excited to celebrate International Land Surveyors Week! For over 25 years SLR has been providing surveying services to the oil & gas, power, waste management, built environment, and civil engineering and construction industries. This week we celebrate all the Professional Surveyors from various locations of our organisation for their hard work in the field and office, especially during these challenging times. Below we highlight a few of SLR’s surveyors across multiple disciplines.
Photo 1: SLR staff members conducting survey work at the Meriden Green, where a city bridge connects pedestrian to the downtown area and transportation centre locate in Meriden, Connecticut.
Photo 2: Lead Project Engineer, Jessica Louisos, MS, PE from Watersbury, VT office performs data collection, soil test pits and survey at the Shelburne Community School Raingarden. This project received the 2020 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, Vermont Section.
Photo 3: Joseph Cormier, Survey Party Chief from the Cheshire, CT office conducting surveys at the David S. Ingalls Hockey Rink located in New Haven, Connecticut.
Photo 4: Nick Skiller, Associate, Oxford office holding the drone ready for take-off and Lee Meaden, Associate, Nottingham office controlling the drones flight path using live feed from the drone onto his laptop to survey the land for its topography and aerial images for the client located in Oxfordshire, UK.
Photo 5: A fishery assessment in Ashcroft, British Columbia where Aquatic Ecologist David Rainho from the Kamloops office is measuring a Rainbow Trout captured in an electrofishing survey.
Photo 6: Arthur Küpper, Senior Acoustical Engineer, Calgary office and Briony Croft, Principal, Acoustical Consultant, Vancouver, Canada office recording detailed near-field sound pressure level measurements around the crushing and screening equipment. These measurements will be used to refine our noise model and determine the best course of noise control to reduce plant emissions into the local community. This work forms part of the overall site noise management plan developed by SLR.
Photo 7: Staff Ecologist Glenn Sidwell from our Kamloops office performing survey work for common nighthawk in the interior, which is about 1 hour away from Kamloops, BC.