Lake Pulse blog

Our 4 biggest challenges in launching a Canada-wide lake sampling program

By LakePulse | Aug 7, 2017

They left! Yes, our 5 field teams: the Red, Purple, Blue, Yellow and Green teams have been sampling lakes from Ontario to Nova Scotia for a month. In the map below, we show the travel routes for each team. The teams are traveling at the same time, but some teams will continue for longer than others: from…

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Selecting lakes – and the story of creating “a poor woman’s supercomputer”

By LakePulse | Apr 27, 2017

A true story of an impossible mission Imagine that it’s your first day at a new job. After slogging away as a graduate student for years, what a relief to land your first real job!   An email suddenly arrives from your new boss:   Fleeing this situation would be a natural reaction. (For appropriate destinations, we suggest you…

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From funding to sampling: A choose your own adventure story

By LakePulse | Mar 7, 2017

After spending about 15 months developing a scientific proposal (a mere 160 pages) and going through several stages of reviews and evaluation committee visits, one warm day in June, you receive news that your project will be funded. After celebrating for a couple of minutes, it dawns on you that you will now have to…

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