Wednesday June 8, 2011
ECO Canada Special Session:
WORKSHOP ON CERTIFICATION FOR METEOROLOGISTS Professional Meteorologist – P. Met
Chair: Grant Trump, ECO Canada
ECO Canada, in collaboration with CMOS and Environment Canada, has recently completed development on National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Meteorology. Created in consultation with over 300 meteorological professionals nation-wide, the NOS for Meteorology forms the basis for a new certification program for Professional Meteorologists (P. Met). In commemoration of its official launch at the 2011 CMOS Congress, ECO Canada is organizing this special session on certification.
This special session will also be conducted in the form of a town hall meeting and discussion panel, involving a number of meteorologists who have been involved in the development of the certification program who will sit as special panelists alongside ECO Canada. This is a great opportunity to learn more about competencies and certification and to ask questions of meteorologists who have been involved in the project.
WHERE: Sidney Room
WHEN: Wednesday June 8, 16:30 – 18:00. For more information, please see certification. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Badrov, Meteorological NOS & Certification project coordinator. We welcome all attendees at the 2011 CMOS Congress.
HRDPS Workshop: Discussion of the Users' Needs for an Operational High Resolution Deterministic Prediction System
Chair: Jason Milbrandt, Environment Canada
Over the past several years, the Canadian Meteorological Centre has run a set of experimental, 2.5-km grid-spacing, limited-area, GEM forecast grids over various regions of Canada. In the near future, the system will be given formal "operational" status and will thus constitute an official CMC forecast product. There is a large number of users of the current system and their needs and applications are varied. In order to most effectively steer research and development of the system, and to help design new configurations that best satisfy the clients' needs within the confines of the computational constraints, current and potential users/clients of the 'GEM-LAM-2.5 system' are invited to participate in this discussion session in order to communicate their specific needs and requests for an operational system.
WHERE: Saanich 1 Room
WHEN: Wednesday June 8, 16:30 - 18:00.
Ocean Hypoxia Town Hall
Chair: Damian Grundle, University of Victoria
Reports of new and expanding areas of oxygen depletion in coastal and oceanic regions are increasing. One of the proposed underlying causes for this increase is climate change. This Town Hall meeting will address these topic. This will follow the June 7 CMOS scientific session Ocean Hypoxia: Physical controls, and biogeochemical and ecological responses. The Town Hall discussion will begin by considering recent research and ideas on links between climate change and hypoxia, and will progress towards evaluating the need and urgency for further research, and our capacity in Canada to contribute to this research through inputs from many disciplines, programs and institutions. Organizations contributing to this discussion will include the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), and the VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada ocean observatories. We invite all who are interested in taking part in this discussion to join us.
WHERE: Esquimalt Room
WHEN: Wednesday June 8, 17:00 - 18:00.
NSERC Competition Results and “How to prepare a Discovery Grant application”
Chair: Dave Bowen
NSERC Research Grants staff will provide an overview of Program news and results of the 2011 Discovery Grants competition. In addition, a workshop will cover the Notification of Intent to Apply (Form 180) process, the Discovery Grant evaluation process (principles, criteria, & ratings), the Conference Model, and tips for preparing a Discovery Grant application. An Evaluation Group member will also be present to share their experience and knowledge of the evaluation process. There will be an opportunity for questions during and after the presentation.
WHERE: Oak Bay 2 Room
WHEN: Wednesday June 8, 16:30 - 18:30.
Thursday June 9, 2011
Ocean Science Coalition Town Hall
Chairs: Adam Monahan and Roberta Hamme, University of Victoria
A coalition of ocean science research universities is seeking to develop a vision for ocean science in Canada and to promote the facilitation of ocean research activities. One method that has been proposed is to commission an expert assessment of ocean sciences in Canada from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). The purpose of this town hall meeting is to provide information to the oceanographic community on this effort, to broaden participation in the coalition, and to seek comment on the best methods to achieve these goals.
WHERE: Saanich 1 Room
WHEN: Thursday June 9, 12:00 - 13:00
Other WorkshopsNEPTUNE Canada Workshop
2-4 June 2011. Harbour Towers Hotel, Victoria BC
Workshop Home: http://wiki.neptunecanada.ca/display/workshop/June+2011