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RAMP Website upgrade in progress

Jan 15 2008

To mark the 10th anniversary of RAMP, an upgrade to the current website has been commissioned that will be published during the second quarter of 2008. This upgrade will include a new look and feel, access to existing and new RAMP content (technical reports, community reports, newsletters, etc) and a brand new set of learning materials.

Traditional text-based learning content, illustrated with photographs, maps and graphics, will be supported by interactive learning components designed to help users understand key aspects of the environment. Focusing primarily on aquatic ecology, these learning materials will provide a central source of information on key topics related to the environment in the Athabasca oil sands region. The information will be organized according to four main categories:

  • The River,
  • The People,
  • The Resources and
  • Environmental Management.

The River aims to foster a greater understanding of the geography, water quality and aquatic ecology of the Athabasca River. The People will cover a variety of different social aspects, including the history, the Aboriginal groups and communities of the region. The Resources will provide an overview of the natural resources of the region, including oil sands development, forestry, aggregate extraction, fisheries, tourism and recreation. Finally, Environmental Management will provide an insight into the institutional landscape of Environmental Management in Canada and Alberta influencing development in the oil sands region.

Keep watching in 2008 for this exciting update to our website.

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