[Sust-mar] Geomatics Training Sessions for NGOs in Atlantic Canada
leblancc at ca.inter.net
Wed Feb 18 09:41:40 EST 2009
The draft schedule for Geomatics Training Sessions for NGOs in Atlantic
Canada is available.
Through a collaborative initiative of COINAtlantic/ACZISC, the Southern Gulf
of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability, CoastalCURA, the Atlantic
Ecosystem Partnership and the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) , a
series of one-day workshops will be held across the Atlantic Provinces in
early March 2009.
The primary audience for this training are members of NGO groups and
community organizations who would like to become familiar with the use of
geomatics for coastal and ocean planning, management and research. Others
will be considered based on the availability of space. All participants must
preregister with the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on
Sustainability by e-mail at: admin at coalition-sgsl.ca or by phone at:
Participants are expected to be familiar with the internet and general use
of either MS Explorer or Mozilla FireFox.
These hands-on workshops will aim to provide a general introduction to
geomatics and introduce some useful tools including GoogleEarth and the
COINAtlantic search Utility. Participants will benefit from a better
understanding of the general application of geomatics, including the access
and use of available environmental information. They will also be provided
with an opportunity to access and work with some of the available on-line
information on their desktops.
Registration will be limited to10-15 interested people depending on the
Here is an initial list of the dates and locations (please note that they
may be subject to change).
March 2- Tracadie-Beach, NB
March 4 - Halifax, NS
March 6 - Corner Brook, NFLD
March 7- St. John's, NFLD
March 9 - Cornwallis, NS
March 16 - Antigonish, NS
March 18 - Moncton, NB
March 19 - Charlottetown, PEI
March 20 - Saint John, N.B.
FaceBook users can get the latest information on each session by clicking on
one of the locations listed above and going directly to the FaceBook Events
For more information, please contact the organizers by e-mail at:
admin at coalition-sgsl.ca or by phone at: 1.506.858.4495.
Project Officer, ACZISC Secretariat
Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee
Dalhousie University, 1226 LeMarchant Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3P7 CANADA
Tel 902-494-1977 - Fax 902-494-1334
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