Nov. 25, 2014
Raincoast Education Society is an important Non-Governmental Organization partner with the InFORM project. Dan Harrison of RES and Peter Shultze are pictured here collecting the first sample of Tofino’s seawater which will be returned to our laboratories for analysis. Thanks to Dan and Peter for heading out in typical west Vancouver Island fall conditions to get the job done.
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Nov. 17, 2014
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.
Tlell, Haida Gwaii
Nov. 8, 2014
First sample collected by Megan and family.
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
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