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The LWRC’s Science Program coordinates whole lake scientific research and monitoring on Lake Winnipeg to gain a better understanding of ecological processes and how they are changing over time, and to support lake and watershed management decision making.

Currently, the Science Program offers science support and infrastructure in the form of:

  • Two research vessels, Motor Vessel (M/V) NAMAO and M/V FYLGJA;
  • A network of 65 sampling stations, which includes offshore, nearshore, river mouths, and outflows;
  • Three whole lake surveys during the open water season (spring, summer, fall), each of which includes access to the established network of stations;
  • Lake access for Special Projects, upon request; and
  • A Scholarship to honours and graduate students.

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Facilities

Sub-projects

  • LWRC Seabird Rosette M/V NAMAO Project

    Themes: Freshwater

    The Seabird rosette has been deployed since 2008 (to present) from the M/V NAMAO during each research cruise (spring, summer, fall), with few exceptions. Data collection... Read more

Related Collections and Datasets

Campaign

  • LWRC 2002 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2002 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 30th to June 22nd Summer: July 26th to August 22nd Fall: October 13th... Read more
  • LWRC 2003 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2003 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 19th Summer: July 24th to August 12th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2004 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2004 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 1st to June 20th Summer: July 24th to August 17th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2005 Campaign Campaign

    Fall 2005 whole-lake research cruise. Start and end dates: Fall: September 21st to October 13th The M/V NAMAO was in drydock during the spring and summer.
  • LWRC 2006 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2006 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 29th to June 17th Summer: July 24th to August 18th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2007 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2007 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 15th Summer: July 19th to August 15th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2008 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2008 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 2nd to June 19th Summer: July 27th to August 14th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2009 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2009 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 13th Summer: July 14th to August 2nd Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2010 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2010 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 27th to June 15th Summer: July 26th to August 17th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2011 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2011 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 1st to June 21st Summer: July 18th to August 10th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2012 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2012 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 31st to June 17th Summer: July 16th to August 9th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2013 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2013 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 29th to June 14th Summer: July 23rd to August 8th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2014 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 whole-lake research cruises. Workboat was used for the Spring cruise due to zebra mussels and the resulting closure of Gimli Harbour. Start and end... Read more
  • LWRC 2015 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 2nd to June 18th Spring: July 20th to August 6th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2016 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 2nd to June 19th Summer: July 18th to July 31st Fall: September 12th... Read more
  • LWRC 2017 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2017 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 31st to June 17th Summer: July 24th to August 8th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2018 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 12th to July 19th Summer: July 13th to August 16th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2019 Campaign Campaign

    Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 13th Summer: July 22nd to August 8th Fall: September... Read more
  • LWRC 2020 Campaign Campaign

    Fall 2020 whole-lake research cruise. Start and end dates: Fall: October 5th to October 22nd The spring and summer cruises were not carried out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
  • LWRC 2021 Campaign Campaign

    Fall 2021 whole-lake research cruise. Start and end dates: Fall: September 24th to October 14th The spring and summer cruises were not carried out due to ship upgrades and... Read more

Metadata

Field Value
Title Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Science Program
Research Program Name Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Science Program
Keyword Vocabulary Polar data catalog
Keyword Vocabulary URL https://www.polardata.ca/pdcinput/public/keywordlibrary
Website https://www.lakewinnipegresearch.org/
Theme Freshwater
Status In Progress
Project DOI 10.5203/0001007
Metadata Creation Date 2022
Publisher CanWIN
Related Facilities Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Inc.
Field Value
Project extent
Project Area Lake Winnipeg
Spatial regions Lake Winnipeg
Spatial extent West Bound Longitude 127.45739221572876
Spatial extent East Bound Longitude -27.066243609948597
Spatial extent South Bound Latitude -19.980860824921276
Spatial extent North Bound Latitude 140.81676721572876
Temporal extent
Project Start Date 2002-01-01
Project End Date
Field Value
Project Contributors
Principal Investigators
Principal Investigators 1
Principal Investigator Name
Scott, Karen
Type of Name
Personal
Principal Investigator Email
kjs@lakewinnipegresearch.org
Principal Investigator Affiliation
Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium
Principal Investigator ORCID ID
Co-Investigators
Co-Investigators 1
Co-Investigator Name
Co-Investigator Role
Co-Investigator Email
Co-Investigator Affiliation
Co-Investigator ORCID ID
Project Data Curator Scott, Karen
Project Data Curator email kjs@lakewinnipegresearch.org
Project Data Curator Affiliation Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium
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Awards
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