Announcing the 2021 CATALYST Remote Sensing Young Scholar Recipient 


Adam completed his undergraduate thesis project using CATALYST InSAR software to assess the applicability of Sentinel-1 imagery for D-InSAR displacement analysis. His project identified the suitability of this technique as compared to previous higher resolution analysis (using RADARSAT-2), providing a viable alternative to mapping the effects of displacement to critical infrastructures in Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.


The third edition of the Young Scholars Program, recognizing the exemplary work of Canadian students in remote sensing.

Program highlights

Attend the 42nd Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium, June 21-25, 2021, and receive formal recognition for your award.


Display and present your work while interacting with other remote sensing students and professionals working in academia, industry and government.

Recognition of your work through publication on the CATALYST.Earth website and via social media channels.

Access to a 1-year license to CATALYST Complete (formerly Geomatica) to process satellite optical, SAR or aerial imagery.

A one time $500 educational grant.

Application requirements

Key Requirements

  • A poster that highlights the objectives, methods and results of your project.
    • 24″ x 36″ portrait orientation
    • High-resolution PDF (minimum 300 dpi)
    • Posters must be created only by the applicant and not by a group
    • Consideration will be given for design and presentation as well as content
  • A summary paper that explains your work.
    • 800-1000 words maximum including maps
    • Additional diagrams may be included
  • Full contact information
  • Institution name and program of study

Selection Criteria

Winning project will be assessed according to the following:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Canadian University program, studying Remote Sensing at the undergraduate level
  • Use of PCI Geomatics technology (CATALYST  / Geomatica) for processing
  • Project should focus on processing aerial or satellite imagery to derive information
  • Quality of work will be assessed to review methodology, processing steps and conclusions
  • Quality of the graphics and any written portions will also be assessed
  • The innovative nature of the work as well as the topic chosen to reflect issues currently faced by end user organizations

Important Dates

March, 2022  – Announcement of 2022 Young Scholars Program

May, 2022 – Final Submission of post / write up for consideration

June, 2022 – Winner announced live at CSRS 2022