|Title||Geomatics Technician (Government)|
|Terms of Employment||Temp-Full time|
Through the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) initiative, wetlands are currently being integrated as a component of ecosystem indicators. CESI mandated the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS/EC) to develop and implement the wetlands indicator. Based on the Ramsar Convention and the 2010 BIP, three indicators were selected to report on progress toward wetland conservation under CESI, as follows: 1) Status and trends in wetland ecosystems extent, 2) Trends in conservation status of wetlands and, 3) Trends in management effectiveness in Ramsar sites. The phase 1 (2010–2011) consisted in establishing a reference base to measure the status of wetlands based on existing datasets. The wetland database was produced by the combination of geospatial databases on wetlands and land cover. Data sources have been translated according to a data model (adapted from the Canadian wetland inventory – CWI, phase 1). Subsequently, a process of verifying and correcting geometric errors was applied. A quality control of the databases was conducted to document the margin of error and to verify if the wetland categories could be reclassified. Finally, the data were combined using an arbitrary prioritization. Next steps are to recover and integrate new geospatial databases and automate the process of integrating databases into the wetlands geodatabase.
1) Assists in gathering existing information on wetlands in Canada.
2) Provides technical support and assistance related to ongoing implementation of projects and initiatives related to wetland indicators:
Minimum of three (3) years of experience is required:
Job: Geomatics Technician (Government)
May 2, 2014 by