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Summer 2020 at CEOS

Introduction My name is Casey Clair. I am a 4th year student in the Faculty of Earth, Environment, and Resources here at the University of Manitoba. Some of you may remember last year’s blog post about Katelyn’s and my time around Waterhen, Manitoba. Due to the unforeseen circumstances of Covid-19, I was not able to Read more about Summer 2020 at CEOS[…]

Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative Funding presentation July 2020

CEOS and MMF collaborate on community-based water monitoring

The Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) and the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) are partnering on a project that will increase Indigenous engagement in the Lake Winnipeg Basin to build watershed resilience. The federally funded initiative under the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program will build upon previous research on Manitoba’s Great Lakes including Lake Winnipeg, Lake Read more about CEOS and MMF collaborate on community-based water monitoring[…]

Drone used in MBGL program

A day in the field: sampling the SmartPark retention ponds

My name is Agoston Fischer, or Ago for short, and I am an M.Sc. student at the Centre of Earth Observation Science (CEOS). We are part of the Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources at the University of Manitoba, and my supervisor is Dr. David Barber. My thesis is focused on observing the natural conditions Read more about A day in the field: sampling the SmartPark retention ponds[…]

2019 Freshwater ecology day, Fort Whyte

CEOS at FortWhyte Alive’s Freshwater Ecology Day

Researchers working on the Manitoba Great Lakes Project (MBGL) at CEOS, University of Manitoba, were happy to be invited to once again participate in Freshwater Ecology Day at FortWhyte Alive. Through this program, 78 students and their teachers from 8 different urban and rural Manitoba schools took part in water sampling, water chemistry testing, shoreline restoration with Read more about CEOS at FortWhyte Alive’s Freshwater Ecology Day[…]

2019 Freshwater ecology day, Fort Whyte

UM Today | Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources | UM scientists teach water quality essentials to young learners

Aspiring ecologists gathered at Fort Whyte Alive on October 2 for Freshwater Ecology Day. There they had the opportunity to learn from water quality experts, including those at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS). Environmentally-minded Manitoba students visited learning stations about water sampling, water chemistry, shoreline erosion, aquatic invasive species, invertebrates, Read more about UM Today | Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources | UM scientists teach water quality essentials to young learners[…]

My First Field Experience

My name is Victory Iyakoregha, and I am current a summer student at CEOS. On May 9th, 2019, I went out to the field to assist M.Sc. student Katelyn Rogers in collecting samples and checking on her sites at WaterHen. I was excited to have an opportunity to experience fieldwork on a first-hand base. I Read more about My First Field Experience[…]

MV Namao personnel

Lake Winnipeg Summer 2018

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[…]

Namao Spring Survey 2018: Sampling the Narrows and South Basin

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[…]

Pco2 and AOAsetup on the Fylgja

Lake Winnipeg Survey 1, 2018

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[…]

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