RAMP Responds to the Royal Society of Canada ReportDec 15 2010
The Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program (RAMP) will assess the recommendations contained in the Royal Society of Canada report released today to identify ways that RAMP can help address the knowledge gaps the panel has identified.
RAMP can respond immediately, however, to one of the primary recommendations contained in the Royal Society Report - that the data collected by RAMP be made publicly accessible.
RAMP has been working this year on making that data accessible, and is in the process of finalizing this project. RAMP intends to make its data available to the public through its website (www.ramp-alberta.org) before the end of December 2010.
While RAMP's monitoring program is both extensive and long established, we have always welcomed external input that is focused on better overall understanding of the cumulative aquatic effects of resource development in the Athabasca region, and enhancement of aquatic monitoring systems for the region.
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