The Innovation Cluster is excited to officially announce our newest member Water Insight Canada to the GPIC family.
Water Insight Canada Inc. (WICI) provides operational water quality remote sensing products and services.
Remote sensing allows you to gather high-resolution water quality products, both temporally and spectrally, in a very cost-effective manner.
WICI has expertise in processing satellite data for large areas and performing and supporting optical in situ measurements for detailed monitoring. The company has developed its own hand held water quality scanner, the WISP-3, for collecting optical in situ measurements. Being an innovation driven company, WICI seeks participation in national and supranational (applied) research projects focused on water remote sensing.
Bio’s of WICI owners:
Marnix Laanen holds an MSc in Physical Geography (Utrecht University, 1996). Until 1999 he worked at Fugro Inpark as a Systems Engineer, mostly in web-related projects. From 1999 to 2004 he worked in a PhD position at the Institute of Environmental Studies (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). In 2007 he completed his dissertation titled “Yellow Matters – Improving the remote sensing of Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter in inland freshwaters”. He is therefore an expert in inland water remote sensing, in hand-held and laboratory optical measurements (with e.g. a PSICAM) and in CDOM characteristics.
Steef Peters is a hydrologist, who finished his Phd research in 1995 at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. His dissertation is titled: Energy- and waterbalance modeling of a semi-arid area using remote sensing. Since 1995, Steef is a senior researcher and project leader remote sensing and water quality at the Insitute for Environmental Studies.
Erik Duijsens, MBA and president of Water Inside Canada Inc., studied business economics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Developing an early passion for exploring emerging technologies and the commercialization process, he worked at subsequent applied research institutes throughout the Netherlands. He launched Innovation Gateway North America Inc. (2009) to address the need for accelerated international technology transfers and partnerships. Water Insight Canada is a tangible result of that.