Science, Policy, Practice
and People
for a
Sustainable World





Contribution to the Policy Reserach Initiative - Horizon's Special Issue on Sustainable Places




Strategic architecture to compete for the future!


Arctic SDI Roadmap



Geomatics & Disasters






Strategic Planning

  • Strategy mapping
  • Future Scenarios
  • strategic performance
  • Facilitation

Policy Mapping

  • Science-policy
  • Issue maps
  • Policy Cartography
  • Influencing policy cycle

Sustainable Development

  • Ecological Land Surveys
  • Integrated planning
  • Adaptive Management
  • Intelligent Ecosystems

Google Earth Applications

Knowledge Management

  • Knowledge Networks
  • Best and Next Practices
  • Geospatial Tools for KM
  • Accelerating Innovation

Geospatial Infrastructure

  • Knowledge systems
  • Enterprise systems
  • Policy systems
  • Societal systems

Geomatica Journal - CIG

Future of Geomatics

18000 Years Evolution of North American Biomes

Ecoclimatic Regions of Canada

World's longest Beaver Dam

Alberta Beaver Landscape

Yukon Permafrost slides

Monitoring Permafrost Melting with Google Earth

Peatland - Climate Change

Canada Land Inventory[+]

Wildland fires[+]


Global Happiness[+]


Terrorism Risk[+]




Milestone Projects
  • Canada Land Inventory (CLI)
  • Canadian geographic Information System (CGIS)
  • Northern Land Use Information System (NLUIS)
  • Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (Clump)
  • NAISMAP National Atlas Information Service On-line Mapping
  • Canada Committee on Ecological Land Classification (CCELC)

Special Projects
  • Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure: from SDI to SKI
  • Canadian Geomatics Knowledge Commons(CGKC)
  • Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI)
  • Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management
  • Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for the Forest Sector
  • Exploring Eco-spatial Dimensions of Climate Change
  • Monitoring Permafrost Melting in Peat Lands

The Ecoclimatic Regions of Canada Map is one of the important products of the Canada Committee on Ecological Land Classification (CCELC). This map and report is particularly important as an ecological baseline and tool for the development of climate change scenarios and ecoregion specific adaptation strategies.

Ecoclimatic regions are typically broad areas on the earth's surface characterized by distinctive ecological responses to climate, as expressed by vegetation and reflected in soils, wildlife, and water. Within ecoclimatic regions, the ecologically effective climate will result in the development of similar trends in biodiversity and vegetation succession on similar soils occurring on similar parent materials and positions on the landscape.

The CCELC was a National scientific and technical coordinating committee established in 1976 to encourage the development and promote the application of a uniform ecological approach to land classification for integrated resource planning, management and environmental impact assessment. Membership included federal and provincial agencies, academia and the private sector. This report was published in 1989, based on contributions and observations of several hundred specialists across Canada. More.....