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Research Partners


University of Manitoba


The University of Manitoba is Manitoba’s largest university, housing over twenty faculties. The university focuses on providing their students with innovative faculty and research opportunities for undergrads. Dr. David Lobb is an example of these innovative educators; he is developing new and innovative strategies to clean up Lake Winnipeg.

The University of Manitoba is home to the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), which is playing an active role in reviving Lake Winnipeg. The CEOS has received $326,000 of funding from the Canada/Manitoba Economic Development Partnership Agreement. The funding covered the repairs needed to regain the Namao ship’s status to seaworthiness. The CEOS uses the Namao as a research platform vessel, with the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Inc.

Satellite imagery that is available for view on the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative Portal is provided by the University of Manitoba. The chlorophyll maps of Lake Winnipeg, supplied by the University of Manitoba, shows chlorophyll concentrations derived from data recorded by the European Space Agency’s Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS).

Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba

Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) is an important element of the University of Manitoba’s Department of Environment and Geography. CEOS concentrates on how different factors of the Earth System function and the technological advancement of the set of methods required by Earth Observation Science. More specifically, CEOS focuses on human life and how it effects environmental change.

On September 21, 2001, CEOS was given funding of $326,000 from Canada/Manitoba Economic Development Partnership Agreement. This funding is used by the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium, to gather research from Namao, the Canadian Coast Guard Ship.