Lake Pulse 2nd Annual Network Meeting: November 7-8, 2017

Celebrating the field teams and their achievements and planning what's to come!


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Our field teams have just rolled in from sampling 217 lakes, and everyone wants to see… data!

Join us at our 2nd Annual Network Meeting!

When: November 7-8, 2017

Where: Université de Sherbrooke, Longueuil Campus, Quebec

Who is invited? Lake Pulse participants!

Registration deadline: October 6, 2017

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Additional meetings

HQP workshop: Monday, November 6, 2017 (1-6 p.m. in L1-12745). An HQP networking event (dinner, beer night) will be held in the evening.

Scientific Committee Meeting: Monday, November 6, 2017 (2-6 p.m. in L1-10745)

Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, November 9, 2017 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in L1-2637)

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

9 to 10:15 a.m. in L1-2633: 

  • Welcome, Introduction and Network Update
  • Review of the 1st field season: Sampling, shipping and processing

Morning break: 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in L1-2633:

  • Update on the Lake Pulse database and GIS work
  • Keynote speaker on policy issues

Lunch: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Salle B1

1:30 to 3:15 p.m. in L1-2633:

  • Update on the budget and communications
  • Lighting talks and project presentations

Afternoon break: 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in L1-2633:

  • Project presentations and poster session


  • Group dinner; location TBA

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

9 to 10:15 a.m. in L1-2633: 

  • Keynote speaker on the science of the EPA NLA program

Morning break: 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in L1-2633: 

  • Hands On: Accessing and working with the database

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Salle B1

12:30 to 3:15 p.m. in L1-2633: 

  • Break-out sessions
    • Discussions within projects on upcoming work, sample processing, thesis work, etc.
    • Field campaign review - how to make it even better next year
  • Group review of break-out sessions

Afternoon break: 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in L1-2633:

  • Workshop on existing data
    • QC group
    • New/mini projects
    • Selecting lakes/samples to process
  • Closing Remarks

*Agenda is subject to change.



Bringing together all Lake Pulse participants

Students, Post-docs, Research Professionals: Presenting your project or work

Your colleagues have helped collect your data and know your name, but do they REALLY understand what you're doing? We want you to explain your project to non-specialists, so that everyone in Lake Pulse understands your role and your project. You can then benefit the most from networking and collaborating with other participants. Here's what you need to do:

  • Prepare a video or lighting talk under 3 minutes in length.
  • See the video in our latest blog post on "Lake colour" for ideas, but use your creativity.
  • You can include photos and videos from your field work and from the lab.

Co-PIs & Collaborators

Come to discuss your projects, participate in workshops and working groups, and help plan the next field season. It is also the perfect time to reach out to partners to join your projects. Contact Catherine if you need to reserve a room to hold a discussion with a smaller group on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 8, 2017. We need your expertise to improve all aspects of Lake Pulse from data processing to publications.

  • You can also participate in a three-question interview to help other participants get to know you and your project. For an example, check out this video or suggest your own ideas!


Time to join in and play! We have visited Québec, Ontario, New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia this year. Next year, we'll likely be in Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. There's no better time to come and learn about what we've been collecting, get updated on our future plans and discuss any improvements we could make to our field campaigns to make them more relevant to you. With data under our belt, the Lake Pulse team is ready to engage even more with our partners and orient our work to better serve their needs. Come to meet other participants and take an active role in the different projects that are relevant to you.

Many partners will provide data over the next year, so this is the perfect time to chat with our database specialist, Jelena Juric.

  • You can also participate in a three-question interview to help other participants get to know you. For an example, check out this video or suggest your own ideas!

The Network Meeting is a great opportunity to meet our core team of Lake Pulse professionals!

We are ready to discuss your data needs and expectations as well as your field campaign ideas!

Jelena Juric (database specialist)

Geneviève Potvin (geomatics specialist)

Marie-Pierre Varin (field coordinator)

Updates will be added to this webpage

General travel information

Travel and meal reimbursements: After the meeting, you will need to send scanned receipts for your travel (including boarding passes for plane travel) and accommodation to Catherine Brown with this form (if you need assistance, ask Catherine). Note that lunch will be provided on November 7 and 8, 2017. For other meals, the costs covered are as follows: breakfast $10.40; lunch $14.30; and supper $22. The Network provides reimbursements for our students, postdocs, research professionals, co-PIs, Scientific Committee, Board of Directors; NSERC rules do not permit reimbursements for our partners and collaborators.

Questions? Feel free to get in touch with our Network Manager with your comments or queries.

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