Session Title

Sediments as a sink: Tracking pollutants over space and time in the Salish Sea

Conference Track

Fate and Effects of Pollutants

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2016 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Type of Presentation

Oral

Abstract

The Pacific Region Contaminants Atlas (PRCA) is an online resource created to explore environmental contaminants topics in British Columbia, Canada. The industrialized and urbanized Georgia Basin, situated in the southwestern corner of British Columbia, is one of the key areas of concern and is the current focus of this Atlas.

Information sharing is crucial to effective decision-making by stakeholders. This web atlas provides access to scientific and technical information to support such decision-making and presents information on successes, future needs, and continuing concerns with respect to contaminants in the Georgia Basin.

In addition, the Atlas includes a Kids’ Page, an engaging and entertaining tool, which provides educational information on environmental contaminants for school-age children.

PRCA (http://pacifictoxics.ca) has two searchable databases of relevant reports and an interactive web map of many relevant layers:

Continental Oceanographic Information System (CODIS),

Contaminants Database Search Engine (2400 + publications),

Pacific Region Contaminants Atlas (http://cmnmaps.ca/CONTAMINANTS_gomap/)

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Language

English

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Pacific Region Contaminants Atlas

2016SSEC

The Pacific Region Contaminants Atlas (PRCA) is an online resource created to explore environmental contaminants topics in British Columbia, Canada. The industrialized and urbanized Georgia Basin, situated in the southwestern corner of British Columbia, is one of the key areas of concern and is the current focus of this Atlas.

Information sharing is crucial to effective decision-making by stakeholders. This web atlas provides access to scientific and technical information to support such decision-making and presents information on successes, future needs, and continuing concerns with respect to contaminants in the Georgia Basin.

In addition, the Atlas includes a Kids’ Page, an engaging and entertaining tool, which provides educational information on environmental contaminants for school-age children.

PRCA (http://pacifictoxics.ca) has two searchable databases of relevant reports and an interactive web map of many relevant layers:

Continental Oceanographic Information System (CODIS),

Contaminants Database Search Engine (2400 + publications),

Pacific Region Contaminants Atlas (http://cmnmaps.ca/CONTAMINANTS_gomap/)