Past Notices of Ottawa Centre CMOS Meetings

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Ian Black
20 September 2017

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Gilbert Brunet
17 May 2017

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Richard Dewey
26 April 2017

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Mike Manore
22 March 2017

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David Scott
26 January 2017

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Ljubomir Nikolic
14 December 2016


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Roberta Hamme
10 November 2016


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Martin Taillefer
20 October 2016

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Len Barrie
28 September 2016


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Véronique Bouchet
25 May 2016


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Robert Sandford (joint with CACOR)
20 April 2016
Chris Harley (SCOR Tour)
14 March 2016


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Francis Zwiers (CMOS Tour)
24 February 2016

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Amanda Pappin
27 January 2016

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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



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 14 December 2016

SPEAKER:  Ljubomir Nikolic PhD, Canadian Hazards Information Service, Natural Resources Canada

TITLE:  The Dark Side of the Sun: Space Weather and its Impacts

ABSTRACT:  This is a talk about our moody Sun and the hazards that it poses.  

Throughout history, we did not think much about the Sun as a threat, but our opinion was significantly changed by an event in 1859.  Back then, we still believed that the auroras are reflection of light from icebergs in the north. The 1959 event was the first time we documented a powerful solar eruption (R. C. Carrington), its terrestrial manifestation and impacts on the human activities. Mr. O. S. Wood, Superintendent of the Canadian Telegraph, wrote at that time: "I never witnessed anything like the extraordinary effect of the aurora borealis, between Quebec and Father's Point, last night...  so completely were the wires under the influence of the aurora borealis, that it was impossible to communicate..."

Another example was the collapse of the Hydro-Quebec power grid in 1989 reminding us that space weather, the chain of Sun-to-Earth phenomena, poses a hazard.  In the age where our society is more and more dependent on technology, vulnerability to space weather is an increasing concern.


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 December 2016

MENU:  Traditional Turkey Dinner: Slow roasted turkey with stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, and assorted squares


PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 9 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
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 January 2017, speaker Dr. David Scott, President & CEO of Polar Knowledge Canada



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Thursday 10 November 2016


SPEAKER:  Dr. Roberta Hamme, Associate Professor at School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ocean Carbon Dynamics. Dr. Hamme is the CNC/SCOR Tour Speaker.
    

TITLE:  Using dissolved gases to diagnose the ocean's carbon pumps

ABSTRACTThe ocean's biological, solubility and carbonate carbon pumps control the surface-to-deep gradient in carbon dioxide and hence strongly impact atmospheric levels. Quantifying these pumps individually is challenging because their impacts overlap with each other. This talk will focus on efforts using high precision measurements of inert gases to disentangle these transport mechanisms with particular emphasis on the solubility pump and to provide metrics to assess their efficiency in large climate models.


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 10 November 2016

MENU:  tba


PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Monday 7 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
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 December 2016, details tba.



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Thursday 20 October 2016

SPEAKERMartin L. Taillefer, CD, MSc, President of Maritime Way Scientific Ltd. and CMOS President
    

TITLE:  Detection of “Narcotics” Submarines and New Seabed Classifications by Maritime Way Scientific.

ABSTRACT: 
In 2014, Maritime Way was recognised as one of the leading companies in acoustic modelling by the US Dept. of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).  This led to dialogues with the US Dept of Homeland Security, a US Homeland Congressional Committee, the Canadian Embassy and, this year, with the RCMP to help locate narcotics submarines.   In addition, in August 2014, Maritime Way acquired the Marine Services of Quester Tangent Corporation (of Victoria BC).  Maritime Way is now building up their market presence in Canada and Internationally as a leading company in seabed mapping and analysis.  The presentation will showcase advanced seabed classifications technologies - including a recent cross-Atlantic survey cruise aboard the French RV L'Atalante.


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 20 October 2016

MENU:  tba


PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Monday 17 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
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:  CNC/SCOR Tour Speaker, Thursday 10 November 2016.  Dr. Roberta Hamme's title is Using dissolved gases to  diagnose the ocean's carbon pumps.  



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting - Wednesday 28 September 2016


SPEAKER:  Leonard Barrie, Professor Emeritus, Dept. Geosciences Stockholm University;
Adjunct Professor, Dept. Atmosphere and Ocean Science, McGill University, Montreal;
Fellow Royal Society of Canada

TITLE:  Arctic Air Pollution: Forty Years of Climate and Environment Research

ABSTRACT:  Forty years ago, little was known about pollutants in the Arctic atmosphere and their relevance to climate and the environment. Since 1976, the long range transport and potential impacts of a multitude of substances in the Canadian north has become better understood through cooperative research.

In chronological order, these substances include: aerosols laden with sulphate, organics and black carbon;  stratospheric ozone-destroying perfluorocarbons; persistent organic pollutants; mercury; and long lived greenhouse gases.  Each class of chemicals have been the target of research involving Canadian government and university research scientists, managers and diplomats that ultimately led to international UN-based agreements to limit their emission to the atmosphere and mitigate their environmental impacts. 

A brief history of almost everything related to Canadian Arctic air pollution and its impact on climate and the environment will be discussed along with some recent highlights of analysis of thirty five years of aerosol chemistry observations at Alert on Northern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada.

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

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

TIME:  12:00 noon, Wednesday 28 September 2016


MENU:  Atlantic Salmon: Atlantic salmon served with a basil pesto sauce. Served with your choice of salad and side Assorted squares.

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 23 September by Doodle (click here)

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


Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
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:  20 October 2016, details to come

Luncheon Meeting Notice   -  Wednesday 25 May 2016


SPEAKER:   Véronique Bouchet, acting Director for the Canadian Meteorological Centre National Operations in the Meteorological Service of Canada.

TITLE:  The Quiet Revolution of Numerical Weather Prediction in Canada

ABSTRACT:  New technologies for observations, telecommunication advances, continued increases in the performance of supercomputers have allowed the capacity for weather and environmental prediction to explode over the past 15 years.  It is quietly revolutionizing the approach to weather forecasting, blurring the decades-old lines between weather forecasting and climate and bringing predictive capacity into scientific and decision-making arenas that seemed out of reach not so long ago. The presentation will concentrate on the Canadian advances and how we are exploiting this new capacity.

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

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

TIME:  12:00 noon, Wednesday 25 May 2016

PARKING:   On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:   Please confirm your attendance by Friday 20 May by Doodle (click here)

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


Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
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 2016



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Notice
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Wednesday 20 April 2016

Note: This is a joint presentation of CMOS/CACOR

SPEAKER:  Robert Sandford, The Winston Churchill of Water (BIO at end of this notice)



TITLE:  Hot & Bothered: Water Security, Climate Stability; and Human and Planetary Health in a Warming World

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION / ABSTRACT:  Because of growing populations, an expanding resource-based economy, the intensification of agricultural practices across the country, and changes in the manner and rate in which water moves through the global hydrological cycle, Canada now faces the same kinds of problems that are creating a global water crisis elsewhere. In order to keep up with the direction the rest of the world is going, the next generation of federal and provincial water policy must serve to understand and restore the essential link between water security, climate stability and human and planetary health. The UN's recently endorsed 2030 Transforming Our World global sustainable development agenda provides a framework and a context for advancing water and water-related climate policy in ways that will allow us to protect our health, assure our prosperity and adapt to new planetary conditions in the face of rapid hydrometeorological change.

PLACE:  Army Officers' Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa. This is a joint meeting with our partner, CACOR.  The mess dress code is business casual: collared shirts, slacks or skirts.

COST:  $25 general admission; $20 for members, their spouses. Student guest fee is $10.

TIME:  The downstairs ante-room and dining area will be open at 11:30 a.m. for those who wish to meet and greet friends and colleagues prior to lunch.  Lunch will be served about 12:00 noon.

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  CMOS Members and friends will, as usual, be using Doodle. Registration for this event has closed.  Please contact Madeleine Aubrey whose email address is linked in the notice to your right for any further additions or cancellations.  

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible. CACOR will be counting our Doodle inputs to be sure the right amount of food is ordered.  Members of both CACOR and CMOS should ensure they register once only to avoid double counting.

NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday, May 25, speaker from Meteorological Service of Canada to be confirmed.

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BIOGRAPHY - Robert Sandford: Bob Sandford is the EPCOR Chair for Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health. In this capacity Bob was the co-author of the UN Water in the World We Want report on post-2015 global sustainable development goals relating to water.

In his work Bob is committed to translating scientific research outcomes into language decision-makers can use to craft timely and meaningful public policy and to bringing international example to bear on local water issues. To this end, Bob is also senior advisor on water issues for the Interaction Council, a global public policy forum composed of more than thirty former Heads of State including Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, U. S. President Bill Clinton and the former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Brundtland.

Bob is also a Fellow of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan and a Fellow of the Biogeoscience Institute at the University of Calgary. He is a senior policy advisor for the Adaptation to Climate Change team at Simon Fraser University and is also a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), a national water policy research group centred in Toronto. In 2013, Alberta Ventures magazine recognized Bob as one of the year's 50 most influential Albertans.

In addition to many other books, Bob is also the author or co-author of a number of high-profile works on water including Cold Matters: The State & Fate of Canada's Snow and Ice; Saving Lake Winnipeg; Flood Forecast: Climate Risk & Resilience in Canada; and The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer, all published by Rocky Mountain Books. His two latest books are The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity, which he co- authored with former Deputy Minister of Environment Jon O'Riordan and Storm Warning: Water & Climate Security in a Changing Canada which Bob authored solely. Both books were published in the late fall of 2015 by Rocky Mountain Books.


Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Notice  -  Monday 14 March 2016

SPEAKER
: Dr. Christopher Harley, University of British Columbia SCOR (Canadian National Scientific Committee for Ocean Research) Tour Speaker

TITLEGlobal warming, ocean acidifcation, and the importance of shifting species interactions in coastal marine ecosystems.
 

ABSTRACT
:
  Environmental change is accelerating, and ecological responses to this change are beginning to outpace our ability to understand and predict them. There are four major hurdles to surmount as we grapple with ongoing ecological change: 1) multiple stressor effects, 2) cumulative effects across ontogeny, 3) inter-individual variation and capacity for adaptation, and 4) "ecological surprises" mediated by species interactions. All four of these phenomena as they apply to benthic marine ecosystem responses to changing salinity, warming, and ocean acidification will be discussed.  Overall, results Dr. Harley's research group suggest that biological systems are already changing, that shifting interactions among species are critical, and that a new generation of experiments will be required to gain a better understanding of ecological change.

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

COST:  Members $20.00, Non-members $25.00, Students $10.00, payable at the door, lunch
included

TIME12:00 noon, Monday 14 March 2016 (NOTE: DAY CHANGE FOR THIS LUNCH)

MENU: tba

PARKING:  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday 9 March by Doodle (click here)

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
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:  20 April 2016, special joint meeting with CACOR; speaker Robert Sandford on the UN Water Program

Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Notice  -  Wednesday 24 February 2016

SPEAKER
: Francis Zwiers, CMOS Tour Speaker


Director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria

TITLE
:  Changing extremes - is it real, or just imagined?
 

ABSTRACT
:
  Today's electronic and print media are replete with stories about extreme weather and climate events from all over the world. These stories draw our attention because of their immediacy and the devastating impacts of these events, which often result in deaths and hundreds or even billions of dollars in damage.

In the aftermath of such devastation, media raise questions over whether extreme events are more frequent and intense than in the past, whether human activity is a driving force behind long-term changes, and most inevitably, if the particular event just passed was caused by human influence on the climate. All three of these questions will be discussed, and an overview will be given on the latest answers that climate science can provide.

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

COST:  Members $20.00, Non-members $25.00, Students $10.00, payable at the door, lunch
included

TIME11:30 am, Wednesday 24 February 2016 (NOTE: TIME CHANGE FOR THIS LUNCH)

MENU:  Breaded chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese, scalloped potatoes and house salad, and for dessert the lemon meringue pie

PARKING:  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 19 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:

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
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:  March 2016, details tba




Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Notice
  - 
Wednesday 27 January 2016

SPEAKER
: Amanda Pappin, PhD candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University


TITLE
:  Sensitivity Analysis of Air Pollution Health Impacts: Recent Evaluations of Emission Control Benefits
 

ABSTRACT
:
  Ground-level air pollution is among the leading risk factors for premature death worldwide.  Managing this public health burden is a pressing scientific challenge and a multidisciplinary undertaking. The presentation will provide an overview of recent efforts to streamline air quality and public health management in the context of long-term air pollution and climate change mitigation policies. It will discuss the interplay between atmospheric science and modelling, epidemiology, and economics for evidence-based decision- making.

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

COST:  Members $20.00, Non-members $25.00, Students $10.00, payable at the door, lunch
included

TIME12:00 noon. Wednesday 27 January 2016

MENUAtlantic salmon with green beans and scalloped potatoes, lemon meringue pie

PARKING:  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 22 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:

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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:  24 February 2016, details tba




Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Notice
  - 
Wednesday 16 December 2015

SPEAKER
: Ms. Zoë Perkins, Canterbury High School

TITLE
:  Report from Schools on Board Arctic Expedition 2015

ABSTRACT
:
Ms. Perkins will talk about her experiences this past October, aboard the CCGS Amundsen (icebreaker turned research vessel) from Iqaluit, east across Lancaster Sound and north up Baffin Bay between Ellesmere Island & Greenland, finishing in Pond Inlet, one of Canada's northernmost communities.  

This opportunity was made possible through Schools on Board, an ArcticNet outreach program dedicated to teaching high school students about current Arctic research, as well as environmental, social, & economic problems caused by climate change.  It was offered to nine students and two teachers.  Now, Ms. Perkins states, "It's our turn to share these incredible experiences with our home communities!"  

As part of our objective to support education, your CMOS Ottawa Centre provided a $1,000 grant to assist Ms. Perkins with her costs.

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

COST:  Members $20.00, Non-members $25.00, Students $10.00, payable at the door, lunch
included

TIME12:00 noon. Wednesday 16 December 2015

MENUTraditional Turkey Dinner: Slow roasted turkey with stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, and assorted squares

PARKING:  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 11 December by Doodle at:

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email: Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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:  27 January 2016, details tba



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Notice
  - 
Wednesday 25 November 2015

SPEAKER
: John Stone, Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

TITLE
:  Paris 2015 - COP21

ABSTRACT
:
The 21st Conference of the Parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held from November 30th to December 11th in Paris, France. The goal of the meeting is to complete the negotiations of an international, legally binding regime to follow on from the Kyoto Protocol. The stakes as well as the expectations are high; we are running out of time to address the threat of climate change. This will be one of the new Prime Minister's first international meetings. The talk will sketch out some of the background to the process and what we might expect to be achieved at the Paris meeting.

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

COST:  Members $20.00, Non-members $25.00, Students $10.00, payable at the door, lunch
included

TIME12:00 noon. Wednesday 25 November 2015

MENULasagna served with Italian salad, garlic bread and assorted squares

PARKING:  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 20 November by Doodle at:

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


Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@ec.gc.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email: Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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:  Christmas Lunch 16 December 2015, speaker Zoë Perkins on her experiences  aboard CCGS Amundsen, as part of the Students' On Board program (Zoë was supported by CMOS Ottawa Centre)


Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Notice   -  Wednesday 28 October 2015

SPEAKER
: Phil Chadwick, retired meteorologist and "plein air" artist

TITLE
: Science as an Art

ABSTRACT
:
The future of science could well be through the arts... which leads us to the education system of the future. The content of this presentation will be a bit about Tom Thomson... a bit about my art and how it has influenced my science, a bit about green energy ... and finally a bit about climate change.

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

COST:  Members $20.00, Non-members $25.00, Students $10.00, payable at the door, lunch
included

TIME12:00 noon. Wednesday 28 October 2015

MENUChicken in a buttermilk and hot sauce batter, fried to a crispy golden brown with potato salad, macaroni and cheese and buttered corn on the side. Pecan pie for dessert.

PARKING:  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 23 October by Doodle at:

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@ec.gc.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email: Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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:  25 November 2015, speaker John Stone, on preparations for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (30 November to 11 December).



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Notice
  - 
Wednesday 23 September 2015

SPEAKER
:  Mark Richardson, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada

TITLE
: Conservation Mapping in Canada's North

ABSTRACT
: Mark Richardson is the lead cartographer for the Headquarters of the Canadian Wildlife Service. In the last 8 years Mark has coordinated and led a variety of conservation mapping projects to provide a better understanding of the issues that face Canada's Species at Risk and Protected Areas in Canada's North. This presentation will discuss the last decade of Northern Cartography efforts by the Canadian Wildlife Service,  discussing topics such as: Economic Impact Assessments, Key Migratory Bird Habitat and the Nunavut Land Use Plan, New Protected Area establishment and outreach and Species At Risk (Boreal Caribou and Polar Bear).

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

COST:  Members $20.00, Non-members $25.00, Students $10.00, payable at the door, lunch
included

TIME12:00 noon. Wednesday 23 September 2015

MENUVeal Marsala; a creamy mushroom and parmesan Marsala sauce with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans; Italian salad and lemon meringue pie for dessert

PARKING:  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 18 September by Doodle at:

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@ec.gc.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email: Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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 October 2015, speaker Phil Chadwick on "Science as an Art"



Luncheon Meeting Notice   -  Thursday May 14, 2015

SPEAKER
:  M. A. (Mac) MacLeod, President of Scotia Weather Services Inc, Dartmouth NS

TITLE
:  An Adventure in Automated Aviation Weather Forecasting

ABSTRACT
: In the past and at present, aviation weather forecasts for airports (TAFs) were/are produced manually by meteorologists, using the same models and data as are used for public and other types of forecasts.  In 2009, Scotia Weather Services Inc. (SWSI) began to automate this for its private aviation clients using its in-house Weather Forecast and Research (WRF) model. Under a federal government program for product commercialization, SWSI implemented a test version of their system to use the outputs of the WRF configured in ultra- fine scale over an airport to produce automated TAF products. This test version was used to produce automated aviation forecasts for several DND airports.

The talk will describe the development and use of this automated TAF service and describe the results of the DND project.

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


COST :  Members $15.00, Non-members $20.00, Students $5.00, payable at the door, lunch included

TIME :  12:00 noon Thursday 14 May 2015

PARKING :  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP :  Please confirm your attendance by Monday 11 May by Doodle at:

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@ec.gc.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Ilona Monahan 613-995-4311; email:  ilona.monahan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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 2015



Luncheon Meeting Notice   -  Thursday April 16, 2015

SPEAKER
:  Charles Hannah, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Victoria, BC (CMOS Tour Speaker 2015)

TITLE
:  The Oceanographic Component of the World Class Tanker Safety Initiative: Phase 1 - North Coast of British Columbia

ABSTRACT
:  The World Class Tanker Safety Initiative is a major program of the Government of Canada to improve the overall regime under which oil tankers operate in Canada. Oceanography plays a small but vital role in this initiative. This presentation will provide an overview of the oceanographic program for the North Coast of British Columbia. This includes results from deployments of a new low-cost satellite-tracked surface drifter, current meter moorings, observation of flow over a shallow sill, and the development of a high resolution circulation model for the fjord system of the North Coast of BC.

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

COST :  Members $15.00, Non-members $20.00, Students $5.00, payable at the door, lunch included

TIME :  12:00 noon Thursday 16 April 2015

PARKING :  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP :  Please confirm your attendance by Monday 13 April by Doodle at:

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@ec.gc.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Ilona Monahan 613-995-4311; email:  ilona.monahan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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 14 May 2015: speaker Mac MacLeod



Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Notice   -  Thursday March 19, 2015


SPEAKER
:  Professor Antoni Lewkowicz, President, International Permafrost Association, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa,

TITLE
:  Mountain climates and mountain permafrost in Canada

ABSTRACT
: Broad patterns of permafrost distribution across latitudinal and elevational gradients in the mountains of western and eastern Canada can be described using empirical-statistical modeling based on climate data derived from networks of simple air and ground temperature monitoring stations. Finer scale determinations within the region require physical modeling but are limited by a lack of baseline information on substrate characteristics, snow and the surface organic layer. New techniques, such as the use of electrical resistivity tomography and low level aerial imaging using an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) have proved critical to site-level investigations. Field observations of permafrost using these new techniques will be discussed.


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

COST :  Members $15.00, Non-members $20.00, Students $5.00, payable at the door, lunch included

TIME :  12:00 Thursday 19 March 2015

PARKING :  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP :  Please confirm your attendance by Monday 16 March by Doodle at:

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@ec.gc.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Ilona Monahan 613-995-4311; email:  ilona.monahan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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 16 April 2015: CMOS Tour Speaker, Charles Hannah on The Oceanographic Component of the World Class Tanker Safety Initiative: Phase 1 - North Coast of British Columbia


Luncheon Meeting Notice   -  Thursday February 19, 2015

SPEAKER
:  Wendy Watson-Wright, Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

TITLE
:   One planet, one ocean: the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

ABSTRACT
:  The need for the management of our links to the ocean, including both how we benefit from the ocean and impact on it, requires ocean-related research, observations and monitoring, including data management, ocean and earth system forecasting, and the development of information for societal benefit. This information comes in the form of services, as well as in a longer term building of a knowledge base and from scientific assessments.   The role of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in each of these, as well as some of the current global initiatives in which the IOC is involved, will be discussed.


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

COST :  Members $15.00, Non-members $20.00, Students $5.00, payable at the door, lunch included

TIME :  12:00 Thursday 19 February 2015

PARKING :  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP :  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 13 February by Doodle at:

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@ec.gc.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Ilona Monahan 613-995-4311; email:  ilona.monahan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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 :  19 March 2015


Luncheon Meeting Notice   -  Wednesday January 21, 2015

SPEAKER :  Debby Ianson, federal research scientist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney BC and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. Debby is the SCOR Tour Speaker.

TITLE
:  Ocean Acidification on the Canada's west coast: what do we really know?

ABSTRACT
:  As the oceans absorb anthropogenic CO2 they become more acidic, a problem termed ocean acidification (OA). This increase in CO 2 is occurring rapidly, and so may have significant negative implications for marine ecosystems. The body of scientific literature concerning OA is also growing rapidly. However, if one looks carefully at specific geographic regions, there are significant `knowledge gaps'. In many coastal zones the mean present day level of acidity is unknown. These regions tend to be highly variable and so it is unlikely that reported global means, commonly assumed in OA experiments, apply. Furthermore, many marine organisms, especially those that are of economic and cultural importance (like salmon), live or spend part of their life in nearshore regions where the carbonate system may be more difficult to measure. Finally, as trophic level increases, less is known about the impact of OA in general. I explore all of these issues in the context of the Canadian west coast and its present day fisheries, as well as the potential for local contributions (such as sewage) to acidity in the region.

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

COST :  Members $15.00, Non-members $20.00 Students $5.00, payable at the door, lunch included

TIME :  12:00 Wednesday 21 January 2015

PARKING :  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP :  Please confirm your attendance by Friday 16 January by Doodle at:

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca
Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@ec.gc.ca
Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca
Ilona Monahan 613-995-4311; email:  ilona.monahan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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, February 19



Luncheon Meeting Notice   -  Thursday 18 December 2014

SPEAKER :  Denis Hains, Director General, Canadian Hydrographic Service and Oceanographic Services (CHS&OS)

TITLE : Serendipity, Sonars and Surveys: the Role of the Canadian Hydrographic Service in the Discovery of HMS Erebus

ABSTRACT : In the summer of 2014, members of a multi-disciplinary team continued the multi-year search for HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, the lost ships of Sir John Franklin's expedition, which were beset and later abandoned in the ice of Victoria Strait in 1848, west of King William Island.  The team discovered HMS Erebus in southern Queen Maud Gulf, generating extensive interest around the world.

Like many pivotal moments in discoveries, it was luck and generosity that set off a chain of historical events that led to the discovery of Captain Franklin's lead ship, starting with the simple act of a CHS hydrographer offering extra helicopter space to a team of Nunavut archeologists, and ending with a marine survey by the Canadian Hydrographic Service to produce stunning three-dimensional images of the located wreck, images that ultimately enabled Park Canada's marine archeologists to confirm the identity of HMS Erebus.

This is the story of how the Canadian Hydrographic Service set out to collect high definition bathymetric data showing highly detailed images of the seabed in order to make better marine navigation charts and ended up helping to make history.

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

COST :  Members and Friends $20.00, Students $10.00, payable at the door, special Christmas lunch included

TIME :  12:00 Thursday 18 December 2014

PARKING :  On-street parking in the vicinity

RSVP :  Please confirm your attendance by Monday, December 15 by Doodle at:

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

Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email: mcmillan@storm.ca Marty Taillefer 613-824-6300; email:  mtaillefer@maritimeway.ca Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@ec.gc.ca Julien Racette 819-938-4562; email:  julien.racette@ec.gc.ca Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca Ilona Monahan 613-995-4311; email:  ilona.monahan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Wayne Richardson 613-851-7071; email:  wayne.rma@rogers.com Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  Tom.Zagon@ec.gc.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, 21 January 2015. Debby Ianson will talk on Ocean Acidification on the Canada's west coast: what do we really know?.  Debby Ianson is a federal research scientist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney BC and an Adjunct Professor at three western Canadian universities.  She is one of the SCOR Tour Speakers this season.