How MNP leveraged technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Fisheries & Oceans Canada (FOC) 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. Some of them are contaminated with pollutants. FOC has on-going programs to maintain these properties as well as to remediate the contaminated sites.
FOC was faced with two key business challenges:
However, FOC 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. FOC 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, FOC was faced with serious technical challenges in leveraging their imagery assets:
MNP worked with FOC to design and develop a solution that solved the technical challenges and enabled FOC 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.