Category Archives: Citizen Science

Bamfield, BC Citizen Science Sample Collected With Help From BMSC

Nov. 17, 2014
Bamfield, BC

The first seawater sample which will be analyzed to look for the presence of Fukushima derived radionuclides was collected with the help of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. Bamfield is at the southern end of Barkley Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.




Powell River Sampling by Kelly Creek Community School

Powell River, BC

November sampling was carried out in close proximity to the Kelly Creek Community School on the Sunshine Coast.  Powell River is found on the traditional territory of the Tla’amin First Nation.




Location of Powell River, BC



Citizen Science Sample Collected For November In Masset, Haida Gwaii BC

Masset Haida Gwaii, BC

InFORM volunteer Kurt headed out to the beach shortly after Haida Gwaii had experienced ~120 kph winds from a significant fall/winter storm.  Haida Gwaii is ~450 miles north of Vancouver and 80 miles west of Prince Rupert and are the most westerly islands in Canada. They have been home for the Haida First Nation for at least 8000 years.  This sample was collected near the village of Masset on the north coast of Haida Gwaii.

On the beach with the InFORM sampling kit



Location of Masset and sample collection


November Port Renfrew Citizen Science Sample Collected by Surfrider Foundation Volunteers

Port Renfrew, BC

November 2014 sampling for the InFORM projects was carried out by volunteers from our NGO partner Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island. If you love the ocean you will love Surfrider.  Port Renfrew is located on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island.  Port Renfrew is in the traditional territory of the Pacheedaht (meaning “people of the sea foam”) First Nation.  Port Renfrew is the southern terminus of the West Coast Trail and is close to some of the biggest trees in Canada and in the world.

The picture below shows the first InFORM sample in Port Renfrew being collected in November 2014.


Location of Port Renfrew, BC