Research Projects

All Research Projects

Climate Change Problem-Solution Respondents

November 2019 to July 2020

We set out to investigate if there is a need for a solution that gives citizens personalized help preparing for and recovering from climate change impacts and lets trusted authorities assist them and track the results.

SAO1 - Design and build a new WordPress self-hosted website for hosting and organizing the annual Space Apps Ottawa hackathon

2019-07-11 to 2019-09-16

Create an open source self-hosted (not WordPress.com) WordPress website to help us host and manage the annual Space Apps Ottawa hackathon.

Capella University

IT4990 – Capstone

CC2 - Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD) recommendations for building a new Web Application

2019-07-08 to 2019-12-05

We wish to determine the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment processes and tool(s) we should use to support the development & deployment of a new web application.

Capella University

Applied IT Project I and II Summer/Fall – IT5900 and IT5905

CC3 - Recommend features and content for a Climate Change Impact Planning software product

2019-09-12 to 2019-12-06

Recommend features and content for a climate change impact planning software product that will produce a set of climate change impact reports in a given geographical area.

DeGroote School of Business, McMaster

COMMERCE 4SG3 – Corporations & Society

SAO2 - Design and build a new Android mobile app for participants of the annual Space Apps Ottawa hackathon

2019-10-08 to 2019-11-27
Create a mobile-friendly Android mobile app for participants of the annual Space Apps Ottawa hackathon (which we help sponsor and organize).

McNeese State University

CSCI409 – Introduction to Mobile Application Development

CC11- Business Case for Identifying and Predicting Climate Change Impacts using satellite Earth Observation images, big data sets, and machine learning

2019-08-03 to 2019-10-19

Help research and document a business opportunity for a new climate change impact software product.

The analysis will be used as justification to commit further corporate resources and focus, and serve as backgrounder for investments and fundraising.

RMIT University

BUSM4370 – Accounting Business Design 2

CC5 - Prototype Zoom Virtual Meeting Feature for a Climate Change Impact Software Product

2019-10-13 to 2019-12-05
Build a prototype Zoom virtual meeting feature for a new climate change impact software product we are designing.

Tarleton State University

COSC 4451 – Distributed Applications

CC6 - Design Training Program to help Riipen students who are contributing to our Climate Change Impact Planning software product

2019-10-14 to 2019-12-10

We are working extensively with students using the Riipen platform. Design a training and onboarding process and tools for us to use when students start a new project.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

HR232 – Training and Development

CC7 - Extract guidance and actions from Climate Change documents using Machine Learning

2019-09-01 to 2019-12-15

Using machine learning, extract actionable climate change tasks and guidance from published PDF files.

University of Toronto

SCS-3253 – Machine Learning

CC4 - Customer Personas and High Level Requirements for a new Climate Change Impact Software Product

2019-09-14 to 2019-12-11
Research and analyze the user personas and their key requirements, for a new climate change impact software product we are designing.

Utah Valley University

MGMT 6940 – MBA Capstone Consultancy Project

DSS3- Create HR Job Description & On-boarding Materials for Junior Sales/Marketer Role

2020-07-21 to 2020-12-07

We are planning on hiring a co-op or part-time student in a junior Sales/Marketing role in late 2020/early 2021. We need help creating HR Job Descriptions & On-boarding Materials for this role.

Lethbridge College

BUS 2298

CC12 - Gamification Study and Recommendations for Climate Change Impact Software

2020-01-13 to 2020-03-22

Design a gamification model to encourage citizens to take action to prepare for, avoid, mitigate, and recover from climate change impacts.

Capella University

IT4990 – Capstone Winter

CC13 - Gamification Business Case for Climate Change Impact Software

2020-01-16 to 2020-04-20

Would a gamification feature increase citizen adoption and use of a climate change software product? Is there a business case for including one?

University of Toronto

RSM 466 – Environmental and Social Responsibility for Managers

CC14 - Prototype search application to index climate-change and environmental websites using structured metadata, and display the results

2020-01-18 to 2020-05-02
Build a prototype website/search engine to help us index climate change and environmental websites and company information for a new climate change impact software product we are designing.

Arizona State University

Master’s Software Engineering Capstone

CC16 - Branding work for online Climate Change Impact portal

2020-01-27 to 2020-05-12

Help us come up with a high level branding strategy and design approach for a climate change product.

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

ADVG 420 – Brandstanders: Experiential learning/Capstone

CC19- Extract guidance and actions from Climate Change documents using Machine Learning

2020-05-26 to 2020-08-14

Expand on the initial machine learning prototype to increase the accuracy and capabilities of an algorithm that extracts climate action guidance from published PDFs.

University at Albany, SUNY

Master’s Students: Data Science – Analysis, Business Intelligence, and Machine Learning

CC18 - Marketing Campaign Plan to enlist Local Citizens/NGOs/Municipal Governments in Canada for a Climate Change Impact software prototype

2020-05-04 to 2020-07-26

We need to enlist local citizens/NGO’s/municipal governments in a one or two Canadian regions to help evaluate the climate change prototype. Help us create a modern and creative marketing plan to communicate, sign up, and engage with them

McMaster Centre for Continuing Education

MKT 101 – Marketing Plans and Implementation

CC1 - Marketing Campaign Plan to enlist Local Citizens/NGOs/Municipal Governments in Canada for a Climate Change Impact software prototype

2019-07-11 to 2019-10-08

Research and define an initial branding goals, strategy, and guidelines for a new climate change impact software product.

ACCES Employment with Humber College

Sales & Marketing Connections & Insights

CC10 - Canadian Market Opportunity and Business Model Analysis for a Climate Change Impact Content Portal

2019-09-16 to 2020-01-31

Investigate the Canadian market opportunity and business model for a potential new product offering: a content aggregator portal related to climate change.

Queen's University

MMIE 808 – Industry & Market Research & Analysis

DSS-02- Design On-boarding Process and Plan for New Remote Hires

2021-01-06 to 2021-04-09

Your contribution will directly define how our company handles the first few days and months of a new employee’s experience to ensure high job satisfaction, effective work habits, and long-term retention. 

Durham College

FWKH 6202: Human Resources Student Placements

CC-20- Recommend a "trust and collaboration framework" for a climate change application

2021-01-05 to 2021-04-12

Please research and recommend a “trust and collaboration framework” – a set of processes that we can use to identify and verify the “trusted authorities” and the recommended actions they provide.  

Ontario Tech University

INFR4611U: Recommend a “Trust and Collaboration Framework” for a Climate Change Application 

DSS5- Administrative Services: Virtual Interns

2021-0503 to 2021-05-28 

Help us create  data sets by researching open data sets from around the world, web page publishing and document management. Curate research work into presentable and readable formats for online publishing, update our CRM contact lists.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

PRCT 365 : AIM Practicum

CC21- Citizen Science observations for flooding - design concepts and ideation

2021-05-07 to 2021-06-18 

Brainstorm the community science observation/ web app design and functionality, and the way in which community scientists can send observations to trusted authorities and receive information from them.  

Ontario Tech University

Design Thinking 

CC22- Citizen Science observations for flooding - Creating prototype wireframe design

 2021-07-02 to 2021-08-17 

Create low-fidelity wireframes for the citizen science feature and pages, detailing how citizen scientists will submit photos and other “ground truth” observations to the Trusted Authorities, during /after floods -> send them to trusted authorities for review -> allow trusted authorities to review and respond to them. 

Ontario Tech University

BUSI 4996U: Internship

CC38 Recommend feature & design changes to our prototype to help with forest fires

2022-03-10 to 2022-04-22 

The SAIT Applied UX Design / Product Management students applied creative thinking and design thinking methodology in exploring the functionality modifications needed to extend our citizen science prototype focused on floods, to help during a wildfire disaster. They continuously suggested new ideas to the project which produced results of exceptional quality. 

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

SAIT Applied UX Design / Product Management

CC26 Design a web/video tutorial to help Citizen Scientists use our web prototype

2022-02-15 to 2022-04-11 

We would like to have a short web tutorial/video created to help “citizen scientists” safely take and upload observations during or after a flood. 

Concordia University

ETEC 681

CC36 Define the training requirements for citizen scientist web app users

 2022-02-15 to 2022-04-18 

 

We intend to train “citizen scientists” (users) on safely taking and submitting flood disaster observations using our citizen science web application prototype. What is the best approach and method to conduct the training? 

 

 

Concordia University

ETEC 681 : Designing online training / learning experiences

 

CC23- AWS SageMaker + Climate Change Data Registry

2021-09-20 to 2022-04-29 

We would like you to use AWS SageMaker and other AI/ML techniques on our own data registry to explore patterns in the data sets. Help us extract information we can use to prepare or improve our YAML files. We should be able to find new data sets, that are not currently in YAML, and produce useful metadata from them. Ideally, we could scan a new dataset and output the results in a YAML file. 

Arizona State University

Software engineering capstone project

CC34 Citizen science badge/gamification incentives

2022-03-03 to 2022-04-28

We would like you to research gamification concepts and systems and then propose a gamification system to suit our application (ex points or badges for safely taking and sharing observations or photos during or after a flood disaster).

Lakehead University

ED 5712 :Climate Change Education

CC33 Recommend feature & design changes to our prototype to help with forest fires

2022-02-04 to 2022-04-20

 

We would like you to explore and document any recommendations and functionality/design modifications needed to extend our citizen science prototype, focused on floods, to help during a different type of disaster: Forest fires. We will provide screenshots and demos of our current flood prototype to help you understand and research any needed modifications.

Ohio University

MIS 4800 : Business IT Analysis and Consulting

 

DSS7-Virtual Interns assisting with Data Entry

2022-05-02 to 2022-05-27

As part of their practicum, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology students worked closely with us to complete business function tasks which included researching land classification categories in different cities and land classification standards, gathering flood photos with Exif metadata from recent disasters, reviewing citizen science techniques and data, and creating data schemas on frictionless data

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

PRCT 365 Course

CC8 - Design and build a new WordPress self-hosted website for a Climate Change product

2020- 01-01 to 2020-06-04

The DePaul students helped us by producing a WordPress site using BeaverBuilder theme and associated plugins.

They validated their progress and design work by holding weekly development scrums with us. The students were always pleasant, attentive, and helpful during our meetings. Their work included the production of project material including meeting agendas, and WordPress technical documentation and migration configurations and scripts.

DePaul University

IT394-IT395 – Software Projects for Community Clients course

CC17 - Design and build a new Android mobile app for a climate change application

2020-03-10 to 2020-05-01

 

We asked McNeese students to build a mobile application that allows ordinary citizens to view actions they can take, track their progress, complete tasks, and upload proof (pictures and videos). They can also chat and request help from trusted authorities.

The mobile app they produced is a prototype that helps us identify the actual mobile app requirements and design, and desired user experience.

McNeese State University

CSCI409 – Introduction to Mobile Application Development course