Recent Notices of Ottawa Centre CMOS Meetings

Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 23 May 2018


SPEAKERS:  John Gilbert, CMOS Member (left). and Michel Labrecque, Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation (right).


   

TITLE
:  The Search for Two Lost Meteorological Artifacts

ABSTRACT:  The CMOS committee to plan 50th anniversary commemorative events identified liaison with the Canada Science and Technology Museum as one of its action items. CMOS members John Reid and John Gilbert met with NMST Curator Dr. David Pantalony and his colleagues to explore possible joint areas of interest. The Museum was interested in two artifacts: the thermometer that recorded Canada's coldest temperature at Snag, Yukon in 1947 and the Canadian Snow Kit developed by NRC in 1949

PLACE Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME:  12:00 noon, Wednesday 23 May 2018

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 18 May by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to register if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:   hoy.chow@canada.ca
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  September 2018




Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 18 April 2018


SPEAKER:  Prof. David Fisher,  Adjunct Prof at University of Ottawa, Earth Sciences, Ottawa, Member of School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.



TITLE:  Climate of The Holocene, From the End of the Ice Age (11750 years ago) to The Present  as Derived From Ice Cores;  Recent  Sudden Changes and Those of the Past.

ABSTRACT: Ice cores from Greenland and Northern Canada tell a consistent story of changes in the climate over many millennium. This story is presented from the end of the last ice age 11750 years ago to the present and the major climate events related to examples of societal response.

PLACE:  Army Officers' Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME:  12:00 noon, Wednesday 18 April 2018

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 18 May by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to register if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:   hoy.chow@canada.ca Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  23 May, details to be announced


Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 28 March 2018


SPEAKER:  Gilbert Brunet, MSC



TITLE
:  On the Genesis and Intensification of Hurricanes.

ABSTRACT:  In general, observations indicate that only a small fraction in a fixed framework (from 140° W to 20° E) covering African to the eastern Pacific regions of the easterly waves that occur in a single hurricane season contribute to tropical cyclogenesis. However, this small fraction includes a large portion of named storms. In addition, a study by Dunkerton et al. (2009) has shown that named storms in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific basins are almost all associated with wave breaking of tropical easterly waves.

Dr. Brunet will discuss fundamental dynamical and physical processes related to hurricane genesis. The finding that coexistence of an African easterly wave that is breaking and a region of weak meridional potential vorticity (PV) gradient over several days might be a major factor determining whether or not tropical disturbances develop into hurricanes will be discussed. This has answered the long-standing question of why only a small fraction of African easterly waves contribute to hurricane genesis.

Dr. Brunet will also review how well the prediction of hurricane and tropical cyclones has improved in the last two decades.


PLACE Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME 12:00 noon, Wednesday 28 March 2018

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 23 March by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to register if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:   hoy.chow@canada.ca
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday 18 April, in collaboration with CACOR



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 28 February 2018

SPEAKER:  Andrew Stewart, DFO

TITLE: Towards a Canadian Integrated Ocean Observation System

ABSTRACT:  Canada's ocean science community which includes the federal government, academia, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and other research partners, collect and synthesize physical, chemical and biological ocean observations. This information is used for discovery research purposes, to model ocean changes and provide environmental assessment advice, support resource management decision-making, and establish baseline data for long-term monitoring.

Canada's ocean community collects large amounts of data but, aside from building comprehensive ocean observatories (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) et al. 2010), there is no easy mechanism to integrate data from various sources to allow the exploration of interrelationships among variables, and no coordination and collaboration mechanism for the ocean community as a whole to generate an efficient system (Ocean Science and Technology Partnership (OSTP), for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) 2011). Consequently, we observe fragmented and isolated data - which may never be used outside of a specific project because it is not discoverable by other potential end users.

Canada's ocean science community (Wallace et al. 2014), led and supported by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), is advancing the development of a Canadian Integrated Ocean Observation System (CIOOS) that brings together and leverages existing Canadian and international ocean observation data into a federated data system which will generate value for users. This integrated ocean observing system (Wilson et al. 2016) will improve coordination and collaboration among diverse data producers, improve access to information for decision making, and enable discovery and access to data to support a wide variety of applied and theoretical research efforts to better understand, monitor, and manage activities in Canada's oceans.

PLACE :  Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST :  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME :  12:00 noon, Wednesday 28 February 2018

MENU:  to be announced

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 23 February by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:   hoy.chow@canada.ca Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday 28 March, Gilbert Brunet (CMOS Tour Speaker)



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 31 January 2018

SPEAKER: Karen Kohfeld, Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.  Karen is the CNC/SCOR Tour Speaker (going east)



TITLE: The Oceans' Role in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Changes During Ice Age Cycles.

ABSTRACT: Ever since scientists discovered from polar ice cores that carbon dioxide levels were about 33% lower during ice ages compared to warm climate periods, they have been proposing theories to understand why. Since the ocean holds approximately 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere, oceanic processes are thought to be responsible. A range of physical and biological oceanic processes have been put forth to explain these fluctuations, and many can explain at least part of the total glacial-interglacial signal. However, Earth system models have yet to simulate carbon dioxide changes over a full ice-age cycle.

This presentation will show how the fossil record can be used to infer long-term changes in marine productivity, ocean temperatures, ocean circulation, westerly winds, and sea-ice cover, and how these data can be pieced together to understand the sequential timing of processes affecting atmospheric CO2 concentrations during the last full glacial cycle (130,000 years).

PLACE :  Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST :  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME :  12:00 noon, Wednesday 31 January 2018

MENU:  to be announced

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 26 January by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:   hoy.chow@canada.ca Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  28 February, Keith Lennon, DFO    

The Canadian Association for the Club of Rome (CACOR) (collaborator with CMOS Ottawa)

View Ottawa CACOR Web Site


 
Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Tuesday 12 December 2017

SPEAKER : Jonathan Moore, senior underwater archaeologist with Parks Canada and team member of group which searched for the Erebus and Terror

Note:  Parks Canada is sending an alternate speaker to Ryan Harris.  Jonathan will present the same material as described in the abstract.

TITLE:  The Underwater Archaeology of H. M. Ships Erebus and Terror -lost vessels of the ill-fated Sir John Franklin Expedition of 1845.

ABSTRACT: This lecture will include the search, eventual discovery, and ongoing documentation of these two remarkable shipwreck sites. Detailed investigation continues to shed light on the final days of the doomed expedition, while revealing subtle aspects of shipboard life among the imperilled crew, and the detailed manner in which the two discovery ships were outfitted for Arctic Service.

PLACE Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME 12:00 noon, Tuesday 12 December 2017

MENU:   Traditional Christmas turkey lunch with trimmings


PARKING:   On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 8 December by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:   hoy.chow@canada.ca
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday 31 January 2018, details to be announced



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Thursday 16 November 2017

SPEAKER :  Alana Faber, VP Operations & HR, Adventure Canada

TITLE The Changing Arctic: Challenges and thrills of expedition planning in a rapidly changing physical and political environment.

ABSTRACT :  Over the past 30 years, Adventure Canada has run expeditions to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland, using small expedition ships.  As an operator it has faced many challenges and thrills while planning and executing northern tours.  The complexities of navigation and of organizing itineraries in the face of unpredictable ice and weather conditions are key factors in northern tourism travel.

In order to deliver a safe and quality expedition, detailed planning, along with ensuring a highly experienced team, is essential to all northern tourism.  In addition, the development of links and relationships with northern communities is at the crux of all sustainable northern tourism.  Today, with a rapidly changing climate and a highly political region, northern tourism requires dialogue, expert logistics, and problem solving in order to meet the needs of all involved stakeholders.


PLACE
Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME 12:00 noon, Thursday 16 November 2017

MENU:   tba


PARKING:   On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 10 November by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:   hoy.chow@canada.ca
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday 12 December, details to be announced


Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Tuesday 24 October 2017


SPEAKER:  Geoff Strong, Atmospheric Scientist



TITLE
:  Global Warming Impacts - Present and Future Scenarios

ABSTRACT:  While Arctic regions have been warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, the impacts of global warming have been most severe over the sub-tropics where about half the human race lives. Most disturbing of all is the desertification of the sub-tropics caused by the expansion of Earth's great deserts, leading to severe prolonged droughts and famines rivalling any in recorded history.  

Conditions in those regions most seriously affected by global warming, particularly Africa and the middle east, and how this has translated into climate refugees, will be described. The talk will include speculation on the dynamics that lead to desertification in many regions, but which also allow heavy rains and flooding in immediate adjacent areas. Finally, comparison will be made of today's conditions with the reality of future scenarios, and why action on solutions to the global problem must start at the grass roots, with individuals. This may finally be happening, but the question remains: is it too late?


PLACE
Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME 12:00 noon

MENU:  tba


PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 20 October by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:  hoy.chow@canada.ca
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Thursday, November 16th, speaker Cedar Bradley-Swan, CEO of Adventure Canada, on Arctic science tours

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Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 20 September 2017


SPEAKER:  Ian Black, CBC weather broadcaster

TITLE:  Weather Information In the New Digital Age

ABSTRACT:  Conventional media (television and radio) still plays a huge part in the way weather information is distributed to the public, but digital platforms (mobile phones, Twitter, Facebook, internet sites, etc.) are ever rising in popularity.  How the industry has changed in the last 20 years and where it is possibly heading will be discussed.


PLACE
Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME 12:00 noon

MENU:  tba


PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:  hoy.chow@canada.ca
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday 24 October 2017, speaker Geoff Strong, on Global Warming Impacts - Present and Future Scenarios




Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 14 June 2017

Note: This is a joint presentation of CMOS/CACOR

SPEAKER:  Gordon McBean, President, International Council for Science (ICSU); Co-Chair, Governing Council, Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction; Professor, Emeritus & Adjunct Research - Department of Geography Western University

TITLE:  Transdisciplinary Science for a Sustainable Future Earth

ABSTRACT:  Addressing the Global 2030 Agenda for climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development goals requires understanding the interrelationships among the environment, economy, society, cultures and beyond.  These are complex and to "see the future" we need to bring together transdisciplinary teams, across the natural, social, humanitarian, engineering and health sciences, while maintaining disciplinary excellence.  These are challenges now being addressed in international science.

The international research programs - Future Earth, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk and Urban Health and Well Being - are moving ahead and will be further linked.  The International Council for Science and the International Social Sciences Council are enroute to merger.  These issues and opportunities will be discussed.

PLACE:  Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME:  12:00 noon, Wednesday 14 June 2017

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 10 June 2017 by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:  hoy.chow@canada.ca Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  September 2017, details to be announced



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 17 May 2017

SPEAKER:  Gilbert Brunet, Director, Meteorological Research Division (MRD), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

TITLE:  Toward Seamless Weather and Climate Earth-system Prediction

ABSTRACT:  Over the last decade or so, predicting the weather, climate and atmospheric composition has emerged as one of the most important areas of scientific endeavour. This is partly because the remarkable increase in skill of current weather forecasts has made society more and more dependent on them day to day for a whole range of decision making. Also it is partly because climate change is now widely accepted, and the realization is growing rapidly that it will affect every person in the world profoundly, either directly or indirectly.

One of the important endeavours of our societies is to remain at the cutting-edge of modelling and predicting the evolution of the fully coupled environmental system: atmosphere (weather and composition), oceans, land surface (physical and biological), and cryosphere. Some examples of seamless modelling and prediction across a range of time scales will be discussed.

PLACE:  Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Palladium Room, 3rd floor (elevator available)

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME:  12:00 noon, Wednesday 17 May 2017

MENU:  Roast chicken with green beans and potatoes, lemon meringue pie for dessert

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 12 May 2017 by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:  hoy.chow@canada.ca Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday 14 June, Gordon McBean on "Transdisciplinary Science for a sustainable future earth" (joint meeting with CACOR, hosted by CMOS Ottawa)



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 26 April 2017


SPEAKER:  Dr. Richard Dewey, Ocean Networks Canada, University of Victoria, CMOS Tour Speaker

TITLE:  Recent Pacific Anomalies: Oscillations, El Nino, and The Blob

ABSTRACT:  The Pacific Ocean has exhibited a number of major anomalies during the last few years, generally responding to large scale atmospheric patterns. Some of these patterns have been seen before, including the Pacific Oscillation dating back over nearly a century. However, recent occurrences have been detected under the shadow of climate change and in the presence of enhanced observing and forecast systems. Our ability to detect, characterize, and correlate these patterns continues to advance, while our ability to predict and understand the causes and linkages remains somewhat limited. In this overview of major events dating from 2012 through to the end of 2016, we will piece together some of the puzzle, or puzzles, peculiar to the northeast Pacific to reveal what we know and don't know about this critical region.

PLACE:  Rideau  Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME:  12:00 noon, Wednesday 26 April 2017

MENU: 

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 21 April 2017 by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  17 May 2017, Speaker Gilbert Brunet, Topic: Seamless climate and weather forecasting



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 22 March 2017


SPEAKER:  Mike Manore, Monitoring and Data Services, Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)

TITLE:  Transformation of MSC Monitoring Networks - Evolution or Revolution?

ABSTRACT:  Observations of known quality are the cornerstone of meteorological, climatological and hydrological services and science.  Providing accurate, reliable and sustainable observations in a field where technologies and requirements are constantly changing requires a strategic, modern and integrated approach to monitoring.  The MSC's monitoring networks and data management systems are currently undergoing numerous transformations to address these needs - some large, some small.

This talk will summarize the current and planned changes to the MSC's monitoring networks, including new approaches to network design, new observing systems, data quality, and working more closely with provinces and territories and other partners.  The talk is preview of a more extensive session scheduled for the CMOS Congress 2017.

PLACE:  Rideau  Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME:  12:00 noon, Wednesday 22 March 2017

MENU:  salmon, green beans and scalloped potatoes with lemon meringue pie for dessert

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 17 March 2017 by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  26 April 2017, CMOS Tour speaker, Dr. Richard Dewey, Ocean Networks Canada, University of Victoria, on 'Recent Pacific Anomalies: Oscillations, El Nino, and The Blob'.



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Thursday 26 January 2017


SPEAKER:  Dr. David Scott, President & CEO of Polar Knowledge Canada



TITLE:  Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) - Arctic science sustainability - Enhancing cooperation and advancing knowledge for a stronger future

ABSTRACT:  Since its establishment in June 2015, POLAR has made great strides to advance Canadian leadership in Arctic science and technology, and to mobilize knowledge of the polar regions, including Antarctica. Its engagement and partnerships with federal, territorial, Indigenous, national and international networks of interest promise to leverage collective resources to enhance Arctic and Antarctic research. The opening of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay in 2018 will provide a northern-based world-class hub for science and technology research. Through advancing innovation in northern monitoring and modeling science and technology, as well as promoting collaborative integrative approaches, POLAR aims to improve economic opportunities, environmental stewardship and quality of life for Northerners and other Canadians. Dr. Dave Scott, President, Polar Knowledge Canada, will discuss the importance of POLAR's work to northerners and the polar regions, as well as discuss how collaboration and knowledge will ensure resilient northern communities.


PLACE
Rideau  Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME 12:00 noon, Thursday 26 January 2017

MENU:  tba


PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Monday 23 January by Doodle (click here)

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to be added to our list, or if you have problems with Doodle:

Martin Gauthier 613-730 7608 ext 2520; email: martin.gauthier@rwdi.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as
possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  22 February 2017, speaker Mike Manore, MSC, topic Monitoring and Update on major new hardware acquisitions by MSC


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