EC CABIN Science Forum includes a focus on Biomonitoring 2.0

The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) is an aquatic biological monitoring program for assessing the health of freshwater ecosystems in Canada. CABIN is based on the network of networks approach that promotes inter-agency collaboration and data-sharing to achieve consistent and comparable reporting on freshwater quality and aquatic ecosystem conditions in Canada. The program is maintained by Environment Canada to support the collection, assessment, reporting and distribution of biological monitoring information.

On November 14-15, 2012, the managers and participants in the CABIN program held their annual Science Forum in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Researchers and managers from across Canada met to discuss their usage of the program and its continued development. Over fifteen speakers presented data and hands-on workshops were conducted.

The Biomonitoring 2.0 project was featured in the forum. Project members Donald Baird, Joel Gibson, and Rob Beiko all presented information on the project. This led to lively discussions about how our new technological and analytical approaches can enhance the existing biomonitoring network.

For more information on the CABIN program, visit their website.

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