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Northgate Drone Team Presents at California Geospatial Conference

Northgate was pleased to share the story of one of our Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/drone) projects at the 2017 CalGIS/LocationCon conference in Oakland. In its 23rd year, The CalGIS Conference is considered a premier venue to discuss geospatial technologies. Northgate associate Taylor Bennett presented a case study from our successful drone mapping and imagery project at the Montezuma wetlands restoration site in the San Francisco estuary. At the Montezuma wetlands, Northgate and our partner, GeoWing Mapping Inc., conducted a high-resolution aerial survey of a 2,150-acre portion of the Suisun Marsh, which is now being restored from farmland to its original wetland state. […]

Northgate Supports 2017 Bay Area Open Space Conference

Northgate is proud to once again sponsor and exhibit at the Bay Area Open Space Council’s 2017 conference, “Eyes on the Horizon, Boots on the Trail.” The conference was held in Richmond, California in May and brought together more than 500 members of the Bay Area’s land conservation community, including policymakers and conservation professionals. Northgate participated as a sponsor at the Watershed Level. Northgate’s exhibit featured the numerous open spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area it has helped bring back to health for the enjoyment of the community and restored ecological function. Northgate has contributed its expertise in environmental assessment and cleanup to the benefit of living shorelines, […]

High-Resolution Aerial Imagery and Photogrammetry Services

Northgate is excited to announce High-Resolution Aerial Imagery and Photogrammetry Services! Northgate continues to establish itself as a leader in innovative data acquisition and visualization. Using technologies such as high-resolution aerial photogrammetry obtained with small, unmanned aerial systems (UAS or “drones”), we provide our clients with rapid response site mapping for project planning, remediation design, industrial inspections, environmental monitoring and characterization, and natural resource assessment. UAS can safely acquire high-resolution, distortion-corrected color imagery over remote and sensitive areas. Northgate’s scientists and engineers are highly adept at combining accurate imagery and geospatial data with other site-specific information to perform a broad range of environmental […]

Northgate Geologist Dana Brown Receives Scouting Program’s District Award of Merit

Northgate Geologist Dana Brown was recently awarded The District Award of Merit, the highest award the Long Beach Area Council can give to an adult volunteer in the Scouting program. Having been a Cub, Boy, and Explorer Scout from kindergarten to age 18, as an adult Dana recognized the opportunity to “pay back” the Scouting program as a volunteer. Since 2011, he has served as Unit Commissioner and District Commissioner, and is currently the Dean of the Commissioner College. In 2014, Dana achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in Commissioner Science and was awarded the Commissioner’s Key award for service to his unit. In 2015, Dana […]

#TechWomen16 at Northgate

Time flies when you’re having fun! There are only three more days of the professional mentorship component of the 2016 TechWomen program that began on September 19 at 37 host companies across the San Francisco Bay Area. Northgate has been a proud participant since the first year of the program in 2011, and has hosted TechWomen Emerging Leaders (ELs) from Morocco, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, and South Africa. This year Northgate is mentoring two ELs: Lisette Shyamba from Rwanda and Ozoda Ismailova from Uzbekistan. During the 15 days that the ELs are at their host company’s office, they work alongside their […]

Northgate Welcomes Wes Irons to our Oakland Office

Northgate is pleased to welcome Wes Irons to our group of experienced geologists, engineers, and scientists. Wes is joining our team as a staff scientist with five years of experience in the areas of geophysical analysis (seismic refraction/electrical resistivity), geologic field mapping and interpretation, soil identification & classification, engineering surveying, GIS and remote sensing, and optical mineralogy. Prior to Northgate, Wes interned with Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) and performed field and research assistance with California State Polytechnic University.  Northgate is excited to see our staff grow and continues to focus on building upon our team talent in various disciplines of […]

Northgate Welcomes New Staff to our Oakland Office

Northgate is pleased to announce that our team is growing! We are happy to welcome Álvaro Domínguez and Sarah Acker to our group of experienced geologists, engineers, and scientists. Álvaro Domínguez is joining our team as a project scientist with over ten years of experience. He has broad experience with environmental investigations and geochemical characterization of everything from petroleum impacts to naturally occurring asbestos. Sarah Acker, who joins us as a staff engineer, comes with over three years of experience in the environmental field. Prior to joining Northgate, Sarah worked for the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board […]

Northgate Supports 2015 TechWomen Program

Northgate is proud to welcome emerging leader Nomvelo Siwela as part of the 2015 TechWomen program.  Nomvelo, an environmental manager from South Africa with a particular interest in green infrastructure and waste-to-energy recycling, will be joining the Northgate team for the month of October. Having participated in the US Department of State sponsored TechWomen mentorship program since its inception in 2011, Northgate is eager to continue to learn from these STEM leaders from around the world. While we share our experience and expertise with green remediation, waste and resource evaluations, and environmental footprinting, we will learn more about Nomvelo’s experience […]

Northgate Welcomes New Staff Geologist to Southern California Office

Northgate is pleased to announce that Michelle Hughson has joined our Northgate team. Having completed her honor’s thesis in developing a Site Conceptual Model of groundwater flow conditions at a solid waste landfill and having previously worked with Southwest Energy in Houston, Texas, Michelle comes to Northgate with strong academic and technical training as a staff geologist. She will be assisting the Laguna Hills, California office with environmental due diligence, soil and groundwater investigations, and remediation field oversight.