In this Education-Outreach-Communication portal explore the wonders of our planet from the northern lights in the magnetosphere, to numerical weather modelling (our atmosphere is very complex) to subducting oceanic plates underneath Vancouver Island. Here you will discover summaries and explanations of recent events; profiles of the research scientists, their research and their publications, along with descriptions of their adventures; teaching materials for K-16 class rooms; in addition to research ideas for citizen scientists such as yourselves and highlighted research initiatives.
Earth’s increasing population, urbanization and waste are placing severe stresses on natural resources, as well as increasing our vulnerability to both natural and anthropogenic (human-caused) geohazards. Transformative research is urgently needed to address challenges for environmental stewardship and responsible development of energy, mineral and water resources, particularly within earthquake-prone regions such as western Canada. The Canadian Cordilleran Array (CCArray) is a novel research and observational network constructed to improve our understanding of Earth systems with an integrated approach across multiple disciplines from the magnetosphere through the Earth’s crust into the core. Our research platform is the Canadian Cordillera, the mountains west of the Canadian Prairies. The network is a connected series of stations with multiple sensors – seismometers (rapid earth motions), GNSS (slow earth motions), riometers (monitor auroras), magnetometers, gravimeters, weather stations and a variety of other sensors. These stations will be transmitting data, real time, so that everyone will be able to monitor what each station is experiencing and recording.
For more information, please contact:
CCArray – Education – Outreach – Communication
Banner Image: Nose Hill with one of the first high school geology classes by Katherine Boggs