Cooper O'Rourke

Cooper O'Rourke

Research Assistant

Work Experience

05/2022 – Present
University of Windsor

Research Assistant

  • Process and rectify images from Coastie to map coastal change
  • Use programs such as “ArcGIS Pro” and “Pix4D” for data processing
  • Help collect sonar data offshore of multiple beaches at Point Pelee National Park
05/2022 – Present
University of Windsor

Glasshouse Geospatial Group

  • Determine the change in spatial distribution of greenhouses in the Windsor-Essex region over a 20-year period (2000-2021)
  • Develop a geodatabase using GIS software such as “ArcGIS Pro”
  • Track the growth in acreage of the greenhouses to help address specific environmental and economic questions
  • Digitize and update relevant information/ data related to each greenhouse
09/2018 – Present
Acali Place Marina

Lead Dockhand

  • Maintain marina property
  • Construct and repair docks and boardwalks
  • Move and park boats ranging from 16 to 62 feet
  • Repair, maintain, and install, boat systems including fuel, engine, plumbing, and steering systems
  • Operate 40-ton hydraulic travel lift and 25-ton hydraulic trailer to launch and haul boats
  • Operate off-road forklift and backhoe to move equipment and trailers around property
  • Train and supervise new staff members


09/2019 - Present
University of Windsor

Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) Concentration in Resource Management


Georgian College

Marina Operator Safe Lifting


Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operators’ Card