NSERC Canadian LakePulse Network
Département de Géomatique appliquée
Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines
Université de Sherbrooke
2500 Boul.de l’Université
Sherbrooke , Québec, J1K 2R1
Network Director: Yannick Huot
Network Manager: Catherine Brown
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you sample my lake?
We’d love to but… the 680 lakes included in the LakePulse Survey must be selected randomly to allow us to extrapolate our results to many more lakes in Canada. Therefore, even though we may not be sampling your favourite lake, we hope to be able to provide a report on it’s health status using our remote sensing and spatial modelling approaches together with any data that you can provide from your lake.
Can I participate in lake sampling?
There are several programs that help lake associations and citizens to sample their lakes. If a sampling program does not yet exist for your lake, we recommend that you contact your provincial or territorial ministry of environment, which should be able to help you if you want to start a monitoring program. If you already collect data, consider sending it to us. We will include it in our database, which will eventually allow us to provide you with an automated report on the health of your lake.
When will you be sampling in my area?
The 2019 field season is currently being planned. We will update our website as soon as we have identified the over 230 lakes that we will be sampling.
- An online map shows the 444 lakes sampled in 2017 and 2018.