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[…]

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[…]

Carp

UM Today | Microplastics found inside fish from Lake Winnipeg

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

Hudson Bay Polar Bear

UM Today | Churchill Marine Observatory receives new federal funding

  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[…]