2019 Annual Meeting
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Towards sharing Canada’s First National Assessment of Lakes on the LakePulse Portal
AGM Date: October 23rd, 24th and 25th (9 am to 5:30 pm)
October 25th is optional; rooms are reserved for self-organized working groups.
Location: Longueuil Campus, Université de Sherbrooke
Group Networking Supper: October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Tiradito restaurant in Montreal
Additional meetings on Tuesday, October 22nd
Workshop for LakePulse trainees: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Scientific Committee Meeting: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (annual face-to-face meeting; project reviews, etc.)
Board of Directors Meeting: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm (annual face-to-face meeting; project reviews, etc.)
Group Supper (trainees, SC and Board): 6 pm at L’Incrédule Bistro in Longueuil
Registration deadline: September 10th
*For travel and hotel information, see links at bottom of page.
Beyond lake sampling:
Analyzing data & sharing results on the LakePulse Portal!
The NSERC Canadian Lake Pulse Network was created to provide a national portrait of lake health. To help bridge the gap between science and information usable by the public and decision-makers, the LakePulse Portal is a collective effort by researchers and trainees to share results from the 3-year lake sampling campaign across Canada.
The Portal responds to the public’s need for access to information about the health and general characteristics of lakes. The Portal will provide a place where users can find data about lakes, watersheds, land use, and land cover. Interactive tools and maps will allow users to visualize and compare information on lake health.
Over the next 2 years, LakePulse researchers and trainees will be busy analyzing data and disseminating their findings. At this AGM, they will present early results from the 2017 and 2018 sampling campaigns and their research projects.
In addition, they are asked to work with the Geomatics team based at the Université de Sherbrooke to identify which of their findings are relevant to a wide audience and to explain them in plain language with maps and charts. Contributions from each project will be shared on the LakePulse Water Portal.
The LakePulse Portal is being developed so that scientists and trainees can share their research findings with the public. The Portal will present information on lakes and watersheds across Canada, which will be an excellent source of scientific information and an effective way to raise awareness of lake heath across Canada.
General travel information for the meeting:
- Location and suggestions for where to stay in Longueuil (2 hotels are within a 5-minute walk).
- 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, our Network Manager, with this form. 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, collaborators or summer student interns.