The Lake Winnipeg Basin covers an area of almost 1 million square km, and is international - it contains portions of four (4) Canadian Provinces and four (4) US States. The Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network provides a central open access point for data and data products to aid researchers, decision makers and citizens in answering questions about the shifting dynamics impacting the basin.

BACKGROUND

The Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network was originally developed by an agency within the Canadian Federal Government called Environment Canada as part of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative under Canada’s Action Plan on clean water. This initiative was a response to concerns over declining water quality in Lake Winnipeg and many other prairie lakes that contribute water to the watershed. In 2012 management of the network was transferred to the Centre for Earth Observations Science (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba.

TERMS OF USE

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TERMS

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DATA ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The users of LWBIN data must formally acknowledge data originators, contributors and sources. This acknowledgement should appear as a citation, using the DOI for the dataset (ex. Creator (PublicationYear): Title. Version. Publisher. ResourceType. Identifier) as in the example below:

•McCullough, G; Stainton, M (2009 - 2013): LaSalle Water Quality data 2011. Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/CEOS.001

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CONTACT US

Centre for Earth Observation Science
Department of Environment and Geography
522 Wallace Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-8657
Fax: (204) 272-1532
Email: portalco (at) umanitoba.ca