It’s 5:00 AM. My cabinmate and the science coordinator, Morgan, gets up and leaves. She’ll figure out the plan for the day based on the weather with the captain of the MV Namao, Walter and then have breakfast. I’ll groggily pull on my workboots and head to the upstairs lab to turn on the gas Read more about Lake Winnipeg Summer 2018[…]
By: Rachel Mandryk My name is Rachel and I am a summer research student working for Dr. Tim Papakyriakou at the University of Manitoba. On June 19, I traveled to Hnausa to continue sampling for the spring survey. Arriving bright and early, at 7:00am we took the “yawl” to launch from Gimli. The yawl (a.k.a. Read more about Namao Spring Survey 2018: Sampling the Narrows and South Basin[…]
by Dallas Korell Background Collaboration efforts between the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium (LWRC) have begun in an attempt to expand freshwater research in Lake Winnipeg. The research done during the 2018 survey season will be a trial run with Dr. Tim Papakyriakou, focusing largely on examining the Read more about Lake Winnipeg Survey 1, 2018[…]
Dr. Stroeve will serve as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Sea Ice-Climate Coupling. She will receive $7 milion dollars in federal funding over her seven year term. Read the full story at UM Today.
A recent study by an undergraduate student in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources has found disturbing levels of microplastics in Manitoba waters and in fish from Lake Winnipeg. Click on the above link to read the full article. You can read the CBC article at ow.ly/QEBz30ivzVq
Look what we just published! A digital elevation model (DEM) of the Nelson River watershed. This image is a compiliation of a clipped layer of the Canada 3D dataset and the Lake Winnipeg Basin DEM layer produced by Ram Yerbundi at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The DEM was produced in ArcGIS. View the datasets Read more about Digital elevation model of the Nelson River Watershed[…]
Excerpt from the Huffington Post OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer estimates it will cost at least $3.2 billion in capital investment to bring First Nations water systems up to the standards of comparable non-Indigenous communities in order to eliminate boil-water advisories by 2020. Read the “Budget Sufficiency for First Nations Water and Wastewater Infrastructure” Read more about Ending Boil-Water Advisories On First Nations Reserves To Cost $3.2B: Parliamentary Budget Officer[…]
In Churchill today, the federal government, through Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced a significant investment to assist Canadians with the cost of food and to generate economic growth, particularly in northern Manitoba. In addition to funds supporting economic growth in the Churchill region, funding support is being provided from key programs and initiatives to advance the Read more about UM Today | Churchill Marine Observatory receives new federal funding[…]
At the 2017 Bonn Climate conference in Bonn, Germany, Dr. David Barber spoke as part of a panel at a side event focused on the global implications of Arctic Climate Change. You can view the video below. Meeting Room 11 November 6 Uploaded by UNFCCC Climate Action Studio on 2017-11-06.
MP Terry Duguid to lead Lake Winnipeg basin Program. The $25 million dollar fund will help address issues in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. You can view a list of previously funded projects from the previous Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative on the CanWin site in the DataHub