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In partnership with the Sudbury Geological Discussion Group
Nov. 29, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Pablo Sobron, Research Scientist from SETI Institute and a world expert in sensing technologies in robotic Earth and planetary exploration will be APGO's guest speaker at its networking event in Sudbury. Dr. Sobron will be presenting on Advanced Planetary Sensing — Technology Opportunities for Mine and Mineral Industries. Don't miss this event. Register here.
APGO Education Foundation is excited to announce the release of its first video for GeoscienceINFO.com called "Where Does My Water Come From?" Thank you to Kristin Hanson, P.Geo., Deana Schwarz, Ph.D., and Steve Usher, P.Geo. for their valuable contributions and APGO's Marketing and Communications Specialist, Bernard Kradjian for the video's production. WATCH IT HERE
Nov. 30, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer McKelvie, Senior Scientist at Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Join us and hear an interesting talk on The Role of Geoscientists in Evidence-Based Decision Making by Dr. McKelvie. As geoscientists, we have an obligation to provide sound technical advice to protect our environment, access natural resources and construct infrastructure in the best locations. We are also called upon to provide accessible geotechnical information to residents to support their participation in the decision-making processes that shape their communities.
Provided by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in partnership with the APGO
Jan. 15, 2018 in Toronto and Jan. 17, 2018 in Guelph
Are you a brownfields owner or environmental professional needing a Record of Site Condition (RSC) for properties in your portfolio?
Are you looking for alternatives to meeting Ontario's generic standards or pursuing a full risk assessment?
The MGRA training session will give you the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of colleagues during small group exercises, and showing you how to apply the MGRA Approved Model immediately to the Brownfields properties in your portfolios.
Click on this link for more information and online registration.
|APGO thanks Dr. David Good and Dr. Robert Linnen
APGO thanks Dr. David Good for being our guest speaker at our recent networking event at Western University. APGO's South West Regional Councillor and event's host, David Leng quotes, "Our networking event at Western was well received by the attendees. Dr. Good's presentation covered a number of important aspects of our industry. We had a decent turnout of students and there were great discussions afterwards." A big thank you goes to Dr. Robert Linnen for supporting our efforts in continuing to foster a strong relationship with Western University's Earth and Sciences Department.
APGO is participating as an exhibitor for one day on Nov. 22 at the 2017 Latornell Conservation Symposium, which will take place in Alliston, ON. APGO will be represented by Registration Committee member, Dr. Roger Phillips, P.Geo. APGO's booth is #41, located at the Conservation Dome.
Disclaimer: The events and media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.
Toronto Geological Discussion Group
Remote Talk: Applications of Seismic Methods as a Tool for Mine Planning and Uranium Exploration
Nov. 21, 2017 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor
Click on the link for more information.
The 2011 M9.0 Tohoku (Japan) Earthquake: Insights from Drilling the Megathrust
December 12, 2017 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
20 Toronto Street, 2nd floor
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Offered by the Department of Earth Sciences, Western University, London, ON
Dec. 9-17, 2017
This modular course is open to graduate students at Ontario universities and industry participants (for Professional Development Credit).
Disclaimer: The media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.
Thank you Bill Pearson, P.Geo. for submitting the following article. This is the best map yet produced of the warmth coming up from the rocks underneath the Antarctic ice sheet.
This "geothermal heat flux" is key data required by scientists in order to model how the White Continent is going to react to climate change.
If the rock bed's temperature is raised, it makes it easier for the ice above to move.
And if global warming is already forcing change on the ice sheet, a higher flux could accelerate matters.
Thank you Bill Pearson, P.Geo. for submitting the following article.
In one of the world's largest refugee camps, a team of Canadian geophysicists is scanning the ground in hopes of finding a reliable source of clean drinking water for hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya refugees before the dwindling reservoir runs dry.
More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled into Bangladesh since an outbreak of violence that human rights officials have condemned as ethnic cleansing.
Many Rohingyas have ended up at Kutupalong refugee camp near the Myanmar border. But the camp's few water sources are under pressure, and with the region's dry season already underway, there are fears that the remaining reservoirs could soon evaporate.
The Sudbury Star
The City of Greater Sudbury has been asked to put together a formal offer to host a plant that would process ore from Ring of Fire chromite deposits in northwestern Ontario.
"We sent out packages to the City of (Greater) Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay (partnering with Fort William First Nation) defining exactly what our needs are as far as the site for the ferrochrome processing plant, and we gave out a lot of specifics," Alan Coutts, Noront Resources' president and chief executive officer, said recently in a telephone interview.
Northern Ontario Business
What to do when technology no longer fits the needs of an ever-changing industry?
Reinvent it and bring it to the 21st century, of course.
It sounds like a no-brainer, but in the case of ultra-deep mining, technology once used on surface plants is being taken further underground and mining companies are discovering the negative effects, making them less reliable.
Ultra-deep mining presents many logistical and technical problems the current technology is not designed for.
Remember the giant fatberg — a massive collection of fat, oil and grease — found in the London, England, sewer system?
While there's no indication something similar is amassing underneath Barrie, the buildup of these organic materials, commonly referred to as "FOG," has the potential to do significant damage to the city's wastewater infrastructure. When cooled, FOG materials can solidify and coat the inside of collection pipes, cause a loss of capacity in the system and lead to blockages. The materials can also severely affect sewage pumping stations, which are controlled by floats that may stop functioning properly when coated with grease.
With Glencore's Kidd Mine in Timmins being the deepest base metal mine in the world, innovation has become a way of life there.
The most recent change is the delivery of a tricked-out Toyota truck that can bring mine rescue teams to the most remote areas of the massive mine more quickly than ever before.
The Mine Rescue Emergency Response Vehicle (MRERV) is being put through its paces these days as mine rescuers get training on driving the truck and learning to drive it onto the mine's huge elevator known as the cage.
Canadian Mining Journal
Vancouver's Power Metals Corp. has made an encouraging new discovery of a zone grading up to 40 per cent spodumene near the surface at its Case Lake lithium project 80 kilometres east of Cochrane and 100 kilometres north of Kirkland Lake. The exploration team peeled back thick moss to discover abundant coarse grained spodumene crystals on the south outcrop of the Northeast dyke whereas the one previous historic grab sample had no spodumene. The outcrop appears to be at least three to six metres wide and have a strike length of 70 metres.
County council wants to hear from residents about plans to expand water and sewer services to accommodate nearly 1,200 new homes proposed to be built in St. George.
A public information centre will be held Nov. 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the South Dumfries Community Centre. Residents will get the latest results of two ongoing class environmental assessments of plans for water and wastewater services to handle the growth,
It's the third such information centre after the first two were held three years ago.
The Weather Network
When cameras captured a bright meteor fireball streak across the sky over B.C. and Alberta back in September, it sparked a search for fragments of the space rock that caused it, and this search appears to have paid off!
As often as meteors streak across the night sky, and even how many times we see bright fireball meteors, it's a rare thing to actually find pieces of the meteoroid that produced the flash of light.
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